If you happened to be at Gundlach Bundschu this past Saturday night and you were wondering who the woman was dancing maniacally in the very front row of the barn, worshipping at the feet of The Fruit Bats, that was me. I can't wait for Huichica!
Here are this week's five tunes:
"Bound in Time" - Brad
KCRW's Today's Top Tune turned me onto this track from Stone Gossard's side project, Brad. Gossard is best known as the rhythym and lead guitarist for Pearl Jam. He formed Brad in 1992 with fellow musicians in Seattle and this track is from their latest album, United We Stand.
"Blank Map" - Cold Specks
One of my favorite music blogs has launched a series called Wild Pitch which shares mixes curated by "trusted internet friends." The current installment features disco naïveté and that is where I first heard this track. Cold Specks is 23-year-old Al Spx from Canada and I predict big things for her.
"Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings" - Father John Misty
Yesterday, one of my favorite bands posted this tweet: "So I got an early copy of @FATHERJOHNMISTY's 'Fear Fun' and it's truly the best record I've heard in years. No kidding." And then once I went digging, I found out that Father John MIsty is actually Joshua Tillman, most recently of Fleet Foxes. Forget about it - I'm on board! Fear Fun is available May 1st.
"Wrong Side Of A Love Song" - Melanie Fiona
Dear @annkpowers, here you go. You got me to take notice. Melanie Fiona is a Grammy winning Canadian R&B artist with a wicked, powerful voice. This track is from her latest album, The MF Life, which is great from start to finish.