Hey folks! Happy Monday! … or is it?
Hopefully yes, but for the sake of this post we’re going to assume that it’s as dark as your goth-y soul, as we dive into the second single off the Mountain Goats latest album Goths (look at all that 2017 music I’m posting about)
Rain in Soho combines John Darnielle brilliantly evocative lyrics with a pounding sense of impending danger and doom. The production values of each Mountain Goats album have steadily increased, but Darnielle’s voice has the same raw energy that drew me in all those years ago.
Anyway, it’s a fun, dark, twisting little song. Give it a listen, hope you enjoy!
This week we’re doing a weird flash-back to the present type thing. “Louder in Outer Space” by Skating Polly was released this year, but I bet it stirs all kinds of feels for you folks that love nineties music.
(That’s because it features Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt) (!!!!)
Anyway, this song rocks and I’ve been jamming out to it for a while.
Hope you enjoy!
It’s pretty rare that I’m actually glad that I can’t find an official music video for a song, but for Filistata by Stolen Babies, I’m willing to make an exception. I’d been rocking out to this song for a little while before I bothered to look up exactly what the title meant. Spoiler: It’s spiders. Which, on re-listening to the lyrics, I should have realized was what they were talking about way sooner.
Anyway, this ditty comes from 2006, has a female vocalist, and has a lot of traditional rock rhythm with a couple of cool playful things mixed in their to give it a bit of a rockabilly feel. Enjoy!
Remember Flobots? I’m pretty sure you listened to their song “Handlebars” way back in the day, thought it was really cool, and then wrote them off as a one hit wonder. Except, they didn’t write themselves off. They’ve kept producing. They’ve gotten involved with their communities, with our communities, trying to make the world a better place. They’ve certainly done a lot more for this world than I ever have.
When it came time to fund their latest record, they went to Kickstarter, and the world gave back. Fast forward to the release of NOENEMIES, an album full of amazing songs that deserve to be huge. My personal favorite is Carousel, a kaleidoscopic melody that (unless I’m interpreting it completely wrong) is about social media addiction and making sure we don’t let this boundary breaking technology keep us from seeing the humanity in the people around us.
Anyway, give it a listen, and if you like it, listen to the rest of NOENEMIES and buy a copy or two if it hits home for you.