This week we have new work from:
The Hold Steady
“Vanilla” off the Terrible Human Beings: B-Sides, out now on Canvasback Music.
The Orwells apparently had a couple pretty good songs laying around from recording the last album. Mid tempo, solid power pop…what’s not to like?
San Francisco, CA
“The Main Pretender”, yet another single out now on Bandcamp.
Try to keep up with Ty Segall. One minute a punk burner, then a pretty T. Rex ballad, maybe some psych….he just keeps putting out killer stuff. This one features sax pretty heavily, a fuzzy and funky bass line, I don’t know, man, just check it out.
Demo (remixed/remastered), out now on Bandcamp.
From Bandcamp: “The 1″ 16-track analog master was found in a basement in 2016. J Robbins painstakingly baked and restored the tape before remixing it for improved fidelity. The lo-fi, low-tech charm remains.” Indeed it does. Previously only available on cassettes sold on the original Jawbreaker run. Super cool.
The Hold Steady
Entitlement Crew b/w A Snake In The Shower, out now on Bandcamp.
Any new Hold Steady music is always welcome, but 2 new pretty great tracks? Hell, yeah. This stand alone single was released ahead of their yearly NYC residency so “you can sing along at the shows”. Entitlement Crew would be at home on Boys and Girls in America or be one of the standout tracks on the more recent albums, whereas Snake in the Shower is super classic Almost Killed Me or even Lifter Puller talk/singing Craig Finn material. Best lyricist in the game, if you ask me. If you have any clue what any of that means, you definitely want to listen to these songs. Promise.