September 22, 2017

End-of-Summer Short List

Today, Friday, September 22, marks the official end of summer and leaves us approximately 77% of the way through 2017. Since we haven't posted since February (hey, life happens!) it is fair to say that a lot of really good music has been released in the last 9 months that desperately needs our attention.

With this, I'm not going to try to catch you up on everything or point out the obvious stuff (that's what our year-end lists are for and you've probably already found Kendrick, Future Islands, P.TM Ryan Adams, Spoon, FJM... etc.), but here are a few tracks and albums that may have slipped past you that, in my opinion, are worth your attention:

Matthew Logan Vasquez - Does What He Wants (album)

Ha Ha Tonka - Heart-Shaped Mountain (album)

alt-J - RELAXER (album)

The Texas Gentlemen - TX Jelly (album)

Jordan Mackampa - "Battlecry" (single)

The Weeks - Easy (album)

Lake Jons - "Positive" (Single)

Leopold and His Fiction - Darling Destroyer (album)

Blank Range - Marooned with the Treasure (album)


Rain Hiawatha Kernytsky said...

Nice list but not gloomy enough to be what I've been listening to. But, then again, you know me....

awmercy said...

Digging Jordan Mackampa's Battlecry.

Nightrain said...

Rain -- I'm saving the gloomy, dark shit for the winter-is-coming short list.

awmercy - A timely song, indeed...

"Battlecry is a reflection of the times. It’s about standing up for what you believe in, refusing to be silenced and coming together. It was written to make people feel powerful in the face of adversity, comforted in times of isolation and brave in the face of change.“
- Jordan Mackampa