Sunday Music: New Playlist For June 2021

Spring turned into summer while I was making this one. We went from windows up to windows down and from sweatshirts on dog walks to t-shirts. This playlist kind of captures the transition with enough mood for each season. Here it is on Apple Music and Spotify. “Special Girl” by Dodie. The syncopations. So subtle … Continue reading Sunday Music: New Playlist For June 2021

Sunday Music: Playlist for April 2021

I’ve had this one cooking for months and I am (finally) ready to call it done. As usual, we’re all over the place stylistically, but the connections are there if you look for them. From the poppy start to the folksy balladeer finish, I think these songs are as ready for springtime as I am. … Continue reading Sunday Music: Playlist for April 2021

Sunday Music: Ladies And Gentlemen, The DJ Just Threw Up On The Dance Floor

There’s something about the climactic, unmitigated disaster in this song that’s so… relatable. Ladies and gentlemenThe DJ just threw upOn the dance floorParty is overTime to go It’s also the bridge of the song. It’s not the little stories in the verses or the comment in the chorus that, “I must have liked it a … Continue reading Sunday Music: Ladies And Gentlemen, The DJ Just Threw Up On The Dance Floor

Sunday Music: Montgomery Forever, And Now They’re Blowing It Up (The Front Bottoms Are Back)

In “Montgomery Forever” by The Front Bottoms we seem to find a conversation about the gentrification of a place, and also the gentrification of a relationship. In the same way, a location can be the same and the residents and real estate can change, relationships are fixtures too, and over time the dynamics and people … Continue reading Sunday Music: Montgomery Forever, And Now They’re Blowing It Up (The Front Bottoms Are Back)

Sunday Music: New Playlist For August 2020

Speaking from experience, make a nice meal to this one. We’ve got a ton of brand new music, some older stuff, and even some old stuff made new. There’s a broad range of genres and styles on display here, so sit back and enjoy the journey. Listen on Spotify or Apple Music. “Where You Are … Continue reading Sunday Music: New Playlist For August 2020

Sunday Music: Beach Bunny – “I’m Afraid Of Winding Up Alone, But That’s Not Love”

Beach Bunny has been slowly maturing into an indie-pop, surfer punk powerhouse. The newest record, Honeymoon, is a testament to their understanding of the form and the personal touch Lili Trilifio and her bandmates bring to these songs. There’s a deep, melancholy quality fo these otherwise upbeat songs. An example from “Cuffing Season,” Maybe we … Continue reading Sunday Music: Beach Bunny – “I’m Afraid Of Winding Up Alone, But That’s Not Love”

Sunday Music: To See Your Face Again

Jeff Rosenstock is still randomly haunting me apparently. “Pash Rash” is off of 2016’s record, Worry. Nostalgia, self-awareness, a desire for direct human connection and not life via smartphone screen - it’s all here with the pleading cry to “see your face again.” 30-something pop-punk with the sense of a looming existential crisis. Here are … Continue reading Sunday Music: To See Your Face Again

Sunday Music: Everywhere I Look, It’s Just Routine Pain

I’m still digging into this new Spanish Love Songs record (Brave Faces Everyone), but I am intrigued. Nihilism with pop-rock sensibilities? You’ve got my attention. The line, “everywhere I look, it’s just routine pain,” hurts to even read let alone hear. There’s a struggle here and it feels authentic. It’s the slight sense of optimism … Continue reading Sunday Music: Everywhere I Look, It’s Just Routine Pain