Smart ladies love rad music, the week in music 2/12/15

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From time to time, I like to share my new musical discoveries and what I am listening to. 2015 has been really good to me so far.

New-to-me Music

Desperate Journalist

This came up on Spotify when I was looking for new things to listen to and it reminds me of the first Bloc Party record, but with a female singer. I didn’t know I needed this in my life but it’s now hard to imagineĀ being without it. Is rock music going to save us all again?

Menace Beach

The bratty garage of the past few years is growing up and finding boy girl vocals and Black Tambourine harmonies. Their videos make me feel old and uncool, but maybe that’s the point?

Breakfast in Fur

I randomly heard one of their songs, and when I looked them up, I saw they’re from upstate New York, and I thought, OF COURSE. It’s such a melting pot of interesting influences, tastes and academia. “Shape” has an intellectual feel to it to me, which is maybe why this band isn’t catching on, but THEY SHOULD.

Jake Xerxes Fussell

My husband purchased this because the great William Tyler produced and played on it, but it’s slowly moving closer into my record collection. The record is a collection of traditional blues and country tunes, but recorded with a modern (and distinctly William Tyler-esque) sound. It makes my chest feel warm and full.

Petite Noir

Yannick Ilunga, who is from Cape Town, has tons of different influences, and it shows, resulting in something that sounds like nothing else I listen to, which I loooooovvvveeeee.

Tobias Jesso, Jr.

Tobias gets compared to every 70s singer songwriter ever, and because I am always looking for someone who reminds me of a hot Randy Newman, I am SO ALL OVER THIS ONE.

Also Listening To

Reissues, stuff I’ve mentioned before, stuff everyone knows about…

The Bats

Natalie Prass

Sleater-Kinney

Jessica Pratt

Arthur Russell

Twerps

D’Angelo

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