Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: Alex Lahey – Every Day’s The Weekend

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The first day back at work after a long weekend can always be a little rough, and the day after Labour Day can seem especially so, what with it being the unofficial end of summer.

Thankfully, Alex Lahey’s got the right idea – make every day the weekend! If you’re having a case of the Mondays on a Tuesday, give “Every Day’s The Weekend” a listen:

Song Of The Day: Filthy Friends – Despierta

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Kill Rock Stars: Filthy Friends: 05/27/2017, SE Portland, OR

Supergroup alert!

Filthy Friends is the new project from Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (REM), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks), Bill Rieflin (Ministry, King Crimson), Linda Pitmon (The Baseball Project, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3) and Scott McCaughey (the Minus Five, Young Fresh fellows). When the musicians involved have that kind of pedigree, you can be pretty sure you’re going to get something good.

Filthy Friends’ debut album Invitation is out now via Kill Rock Stars. “Despierta,” the first single off the album, was originally released as part of the anti-Trump project 30 Songs For 30 Days and it is indeed something good. Give it a listen:

Song of the Week: Alex Cameron, Angel Olsen – Stranger’s Kiss

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Alex Cameron is someone I had never heard of before two weeks ago yet this song has been consistently in my rotation since I saw someone post it on their facebook feed.

There’s some serious ’70s era rock ballad throwback in this song. Angel Olsen is surprisingly not part of the Olsen family but a singer who last year put out a pretty good record. Together they form this duet which, I dunno, seems like an instant classic.

I imagine if you had white parents, they definitely would be sitting on top of their Ford Thunderbird on a cliff somewhere overlooking the city lights and pondering life. Then they would probably have made out and … well, weird imagery right.

Anyways, this track is great. Check it out.

Song of the WEEK: The Horrors – Something To Remember Me By

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The Horrors are a band that are sneaky good. Like it’s 2017 and somehow I’m excited for their new music. You would have never thought this to be true ten years ago when they were known more for wearing skinny jeans on The Mighty Boosh than for the music. But times have changed. The band put out one of my favorite 2011 albums Skying with an evolved sound and have been rather consistently good since. You wouldn’t really know that because they have mostly slid under the radar in the past years.

It reminds me of the basketball player Mike Conley – started off in the news but was mostly overshadowed (Ohio State with Greg Oden), went back into obscurity (Memphis) but was consistent and good enough to be recognized for his skills despite not amassing a whole lot of popularity. Anyways, The Horrors have a new record coming out and this was one of the first singles off of it and it’s fantastic.

With “Something To Remember Me By,” it appears the Horrors, like a lot of bands, have embraced the synthesizers and the dance floor. Beneath the beats, it still has that additional layer of drama that the Horrors always seem to have. It’s a fantastic song.