We’re back this week with new music from:
The Hold Steady
Rob Crow / Optiganally Yours
As always, enjoy.
The Hold Steady
“Eureka” b/w “Esther”
If you follow this blog regularly, you know that there are several among us that have a soft spot for The Hold Steady. From Finn’s expertly crafted lyrics to the ever expanding instrumentation that the band incorporates, there’s a lot to love with these latest singles. Decidedly more mellow than their last release, there’s still a lot to take in with these newest tracks. – Petee
“Weigh In” off of the upcoming If I Let You In
Combining a captivating mix of retro-pop and indie rock, Capone’s latest release is a ballad built on juxtaposition and indecision. Driven by some clever interplay between bass and piano along with some amazing harmonies by Capone, it’s pretty clear why Capone is quickly making a name for herself in the Asheville singer/songwriter scene. – Petee
“PPP” from Two Parts Together out in May on Exploding In Sound Records.
It’s appropriate that Big Ups has a new song out on the week of Savannah Stopover, as they are one of my favorite Stopover discoveries ever. What are we calling this? Post hardcore, maybe? Let’s just call it awesome, actually. Great riffing, angry vocals, super solid rhythm section, pretty much everything I want in heavy music. Looking forward to the full length.
“Without Applause” from Appreciation out May 4th on Kill Rock Stars.
The lead single from the new Horse Feathers rocks more than I would expect, but it’s classic folk rock of the sort you might hear from Iron and Wine or Ray LaMontagne when they’re in the mood to rock, as opposed to whispering over acoustic instruments (which I’m certainly not opposed to, either). Really great, approachable stuff, in my opinion.
Rob Crow/Optiganally Yours
“Whomever Watches You Sleep” from Rob Crow’s 2018 Joyful Noise Artist in Residency box set.
Is anyone as prolific over as many genres as Rob Crow, while somehow not only not sucking at any of them, but producing consistently fantastic stuff? This box set will feature music from some of his projects, including Pinback, Optiganally Yours, Thingy, Goblin Cock, Byre, Third Act Problems, Other, Remote Sequence Project, Physics, Anal Trump, and well, you get the idea. Supremely catchy indie pop to grindcore, he’s got it covered. Will someone please buy me this box set? Anyone? Mom?