Tonight’s round up story starts from Astoria, New York with the new Frog album Count Bateman that was co-released by Audio Antihero and Tape Wormies on the 16th of August. It’s a very delightful album full of beautiful lo-fi indie songs and mellow and soft americana. Blissfully strange yet somehow instantly catchy. Here’s RIP to the Empire State Flea Market from the album. Follow the links on the player to buy/hear the whole lovely record.
Traveling on to Santa Barbara California and adding some jazzy vibes and psychedelic moods into the mix. Eamon Fogarty’s new album Blue Values came out on the 26th of July on Jealous Butcher. I still need to take some deep listens with this one, because I feel like there’s layers that haven’t completely sunk in to my consciousness. Nevertheless, I already and absolutely love some of these songs. Utopia In Blue, God’s Guts and If the Spirit in particular are just remarkable. The record ends with an intriguing cover of Chris Bell’s classic I am the Cosmos, but Eamon Fogarty’s own songs are the ones that shine most brightly.
Next up Portland, Oregon and the new album Traitors Table from Fernando Viciconte that came out on Fluff and Gravy Records on the 21st of June. It was a collaboration with Luther Russell and it’s a very powerful and provocative album. The whole thing is great, but I’m especially fond of the latter half of the album. It may be fragile and somewhat stripped-down, but damn these songs still have fierce power. Here’s one of the singles called Hey Darlene. As usual follow the links on that bandcamp player to buy/hear the whole gorgeous album.
Small step into Seattle, Washington for the last entry of this small blog entry. I haven’t been very good at promoting the forthcoming Wharfer album Teeth that is due out on the 11th of October. I’ve only shared the two advance singles on the weekly playlist so far. The latest one Myrtle Beach is there right this minute, so let’s go with the first single Obsidian on this blog entry. Here’s some dark folk brilliance from Kyle Wall aka Wharfer.
Four Arms to Hold You is an ongoing feature with a weird name. It might not contain a whole lot of words, but it does contain a whole lot of love towards the featured songs. Basicly this is just four albums / songs / artists that have done their part in holding me together and therefore I want to tell the world or the seven readers of this blog how much I love them. Not entirely sure do these kind of posts serve any kind of purpose and I do hope I manage to write longer posts too. Right now it just feels like the playlists and these kind of short posts are the only way to keep this dear hobby alive. Plus it’s really the music that matters, not my random ramblings and these posts will always contain magical music.