Although perilously tempted to include Lighthouse Family’s comeback in this week’s blog post, I have since been informed by the official Office Nark Police that that would be an incredibly lame thing to do. Hence, you’re not going to find out that anything about their new album or new tour. No Ocean Drive for you.
What a delightfully fun band. In a world where the Antlers are celebrating 10 years of the heart-breaking ‘Hospice’ and Daughter’s Elena Tonra can’t stop drowning herself depressedly in alcohol on her latest project ‘Ex: Re’, I am a firm believer that Sacred Paws are the antidote to all the sadness around us in 2019.
Aside from the upbeat, jangly guitars and an indie-pop rhythm section, they’re even having fun in the video. How can I join?
Tame Impala have released a new single, and it’s SO Tame Impala. Their first new material (apart from the endless side projects members partake in) since 2015’s ‘Currents’, think peak Kevin Parker vocals, a groovy bass line and some retro disco keys, and you’ve got yourself a psychedelic triumph. Nice one, lads.
While it’s hoped to be the first sign of a new album, nothing’s been confirmed. Fingers crossed!
What’s going on? I heard through the grapevine that some previously unreleased Marving Gaye material is dropping this spring. ‘You’re The Man’, a double LP recorded in 1972, will arrive through Motown/UMe on March 29, followed by a CD release on April 2 — which would have been the legend’s 80th birthday.
There simply ain’t no mountain high enough for that guy to climb, even posthumously.
McMahon won the Grulke Prize at SXSW last week —a title given to the most notable developing artists from outside the US. But prestige is nothing something that’s prevalent in her new single, which is about being bored, eating pasta, and playing with dogs. This couldn’t be more relatable to my entire life if she tried. It also helps that the song is super accessible, with a volta midway through turning that frown upside down.
“I spend so much time eating pasta,” she sings. Same, girl. I got you.
HAPPY FRIDAY ONE AND ALL. I’m off for a week now. Laters.