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Fact: the warm, redemption-soaked ‘Decision Day’ by Field Report is one of my favorite songs I’ve heard so far this year. It’s Chris Porterfield at his wordy, phrase-flipping best, in my opinion, weaving stories of past lives and hope-filled futures with ease.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Marigolden, the album ‘Decision Day’ leads off, is one of the finest records you will hear all year. It comes out October 7th, but you should really go pre-order it, you guys. Enjoy.
I was just talking with a friend the other week about Damien Rice and how we might not ever hear another record from him. It seemed like a pretty foregone conclusion at that point, really, as Rice has all but disappeared since the release of 9 8 years back.
Yesterday Rice announced a new album, his third proper full-length, due out in November (pre-order here).
I. Am. Excite. Here’s the title track, which is good and crushing and man is it good to have Damien Rice back. Enjoy.
For Jesse Marchant (formerly JBM), ‘The Whip’ is a rather brisk, brief, breezy tune. Those aren’t characteristics I’d normally associate with him and his work, but they work here without any issue at all. And that voice, still. Man.
Jesse Marchant’s new album comes out tomorrow. Color me excited. Enjoy.
So, it was really quiet around here last week, huh? It’s not that there wasn’t anything good put out into the world last week, it’s just that I was pretty caught up in life and such. Anyhow, let’s take a look/listen to a few tracks that showed up last week that are really good and need to be in your ears.
‘Get Down’- Motopony
This new Motopony jam is some grandiose and slightly weird pop music. Just how I like it.
‘Vessel’- Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
Dan Mangan is back with a new band and sound. Good news: he’s still awesome. Very happy to have new music from Dan.
‘Above The Clouds of Pompeii’- Bear’s Den
Goddamn. I’ll leave my feelings about releasing a rerecording of a previously released single for another time (spoiler: not a huge fan), and just leave this here because there’s never a bad day to hear ‘Pompeii’ (you’ll never get me to call it the new name).