This week’s lean, mean post features just three artists:
- Ted Leo
- Daniele Luppi/Parquet Courts
“The Hype” on Fat Cat Records
London post- punk dance trio Shopping return with their first new track since 2015’s LP Why Choose. Socially conscious, heavy lyrics in a flat out dance track? Why not. A little party might be what we all need on a Monday. Catchy and addictive as hell. -Kayne
“Dart” from their upcoming e.p. out 9/29 on Too Pure Singles Club.
Menacing noise rock of the Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, Young Widows ilk. If you like those bands, this is totally worth your time.
“Can’t Go Back” from The Hanged Man, out now.
Look, I’ll admit it, I’m totally biased, I love Ted Leo. He’s a super nice guy, and a fantastic songwriter. The Hanged Man, his first output under his name since 2010, showcases the songwriting prowess while maintaining the punk ethics and fire that his career is built upon. Sure, he’s getting older, and the songs are more mature, too (Is that a piano I hear?!?), but everything still rocks, particularly live. Long live Ted Leo.
Daniele Luppi/Parquet Courts
“Talisa” [ft. Karen O] off MILANO, due out October 27 via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records.
The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s appear to be teasing some upcoming activity on social media, but if you’re itching for new Karen O vocals, here you go. Short and sweet.