And we’re back again with another post of new music, with:
Car Seat Headrest
“Music Is Worth Living For” from You’re Not Alone due out March 2.
Andrew W.K. (or maybe his doppelganger(WTF is up with that??)) is back with a new inspirational, anthemic,……You know what? Let’s cut to the chase…..ARE YOU READY TO PARTY AGAIN?
Car Seat Headrest
“Nervous Young Inhumans” from the new Twin Fantasy, out Feb. 16.
So at this point a lot of people know that Will Toledo released a bunch of albums on Bandcamp before signing to Matador records and rising to “Indie Rock Famous”. Well, apparently he always felt that the cult favorite Bandcamp album Twin Fantasy could be better, so here comes the improved version, recorded not solo on a laptop, but with a full band in a studio. The new Nervous Young Inhumans comes with a dorky, but fully endearing and fun video, too.
“Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle”, standalone Nirvana cover.
I’m really digging this fun rendition of one of my favorite tracks from Nirvana’s In Utero. Uhhh, careful….there’s some not quite subliminal NSFW images cut into that video.
New York, NY
According to so many “think pieces,” rock ’n’ roll (music made mostly on guitar) is dead. The basis for the argument is a combination of data from streaming platforms and physical record sales from last year. Drake’s album, whatever it’s called, was at the top of all the lists. Followed by mostly bad hip-hop. Can someone tell me what a Post Malone is? Anyways, in dissent of the arguments being made, I present Exhibit A: Jeff Rosenstock’s “Post-.“ He dropped the new album, on New Year’s Day on Bandcamp, essentially for free. Although, I paid 10 bucks for it. Worth it. It will receive a full pressing on Polyvinyl Records soon. Rock ’n’ roll is not dead, people just aren’t paying attention. This is a really fantastic, cathartic punk-rock album that muses heavily on the fallout of the 2016 election. It’s a great start to a year I suspect will be ripe with great guitar-based rock music. Like last year was, and the year before, and the year before, etc. —Joshua
Halifax, Nova Scotia
“Every Time the Feeling” from the forthcoming album I’m Bad Now
When Tom and I went to see Car Seat Headrest last year at The Orange Peel in Asheville, the Canadian 4-piece Nap Eyes opened with a set that I found myself listening more and more intently to. This first single off the band’s new record has the same sort of quietly addictive quality — you’ll find yourself contentedly humming along even while you weigh the bad choices to the hard question the song is asking. – bill