New Music Monday – 3/27/17

For this week’s New Music Monday, we have work from

  • Craig Finn
  • Golden Pelicans
  • Jason Isbell


Craig Finn
New York, NY
“God In Chicago” (official video) from We All Want The Same Things out now on Partisan Records

Craig Finn is the best lyricist in rock. – tom

Golden Pelicans
Orlando, FL
“Blue Medusa” from Disciples of Blood out April 21 on Goner Records

Golden Pelicans are a stellar live band and the upcoming release on Goner sounds like it captures the energy perfectly. That’s really saying something, as vocalist Erik Grincewicz and crew deal in nasty proto punk that sometimes needs to be seen to appreciate. Man, I love this band. – tom

Jason Isbell
Nashville, TN
“Hope The High Road” off of The Nashville Sound available June 16th via Southeastern Records

If you don’t know Jason Isbell, but like Wilco, Sturgill Simpson, Drive By Truckers type tunes, do yourself a favor and hit play. If you do know Jason Isbell, you’ve already hit play. The kind of stuff that gives me hope for almost mainstream music. – tom

New York
SXSW performance posted by NPR Music

One of my favorite acts of the 2016 Savannah Stopover continues to put create beautiful new music and find new audiences. The recording isn’t stellar here, but the rough edges contribute to emotional and inspirational depth. Check out the guest appearance from Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray For The Riff Raff. – bill