Music For Your Monday

Sorry for skipping out last week, hopefully this week’s edition will make up for that. I’ve got some great new stuff from British guys playing guitars and some old favorites that I revisited last week. It’s a leap year, you’re gonna need these songs to get you through an extra 24 hours.

There are very few things in this world that are more satisfying than a perfect pop song. You can come up with those things on your own time. Sure, “Soundcheck” is no saccharine pop tune, you won’t hear a guitar solo like the one at the 3:10 mark on a Taylor Swift song anytime soon, but still, it’s just of an ear worm as “Blank Space” is. Every part of this song is perfect from the build up to the first chorus, to the bridge that could so easily be cheesy but isn’t, to the Dylan-esque snarl in the chorus as Vann McCann (what a name!) sings “and I don’t need nothing!”

This one’s quite the opposite of the perfect pop song, but then again it’s Jake Bugg, what were you expecting? The 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Nottingham was first thrust into the music world after his self-titled 2012 record. His incredible lyrics, combined with a reedy voice led critics to proclaim him as the next Dylan- which is essentially the kiss of death. Still, he produced another record with the only and only Rick Rubin, and it was still pretty good. “On My One” takes a sharp left turn from his first two records and is incredibly introspective and dark. I love it. Bugg said that his new album, which he’s almost completely self-producing, is styled after hip-hop and 70’s groove. It’s possible that he was playing the press with that line, cause this track is more Blood on the Tracks than Sugar Hill Gang. It’s clear that Bugg is worn out from the constant touring and the press, realizing that he’s alone, his home is really no longer his home anymore, and he doesn’t know what’s real. In other words, having the same existential crisis as any other 21-year-old, myself included.

That last song was a downer, this will bring you back up for sure. This performance, like all of her live performances of “Dog Days Are Over” is so joyous, so energetic; if you haven’t seen Florence live, I highly suggest you do this summer when she’s still touring. If someone wants to make me a supercut of live versions of the song for graduation, I’ll happily take it <3

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Posted by GOSH PITH on Friday, February 19, 2016

New album coming out Friday from the Detroit-based electronic duo, and they even had time to record a dope Kanye cover. It’s gonna be a good one.

The world is a better place because Pinegrove makes music. Each song is coated with this layer of late summer haze, there’s a constant theme connecting each track on Cardinal of walking outside, creating a storyline within an already incredible album. Lucky for us, Pinegrove is set to play in Bloomington on March 11, and even better, they’ll be playing at Uel Zing. What more could a person ask for? I really don’t know. Maybe world peace, maybe for Donald Trump is say ha ha jk this campaign is not real, you we’re all dreaming. Until then, we have Pinegrove to listen to and cold brew to drink.