Song of the Week: “Doomscrollers” by Quasi


Quasi – “Doomscrollers”

The Portland, OR duo of Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (formerly of Sleater-Kinney) return after a 10-year absence with a single from their upcoming album Breaking the Balls of History. “Doomscrollers” is a jaunty tune about finding solace in the small things amid the many crises of the past ___ years.

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Song of the Week: “Abathembu” by uKhoiKhoi 


uKhoiKhoi – “Abathembu”

uKhoiKhoi are the duo from Johannesburg, South Africa of musician & composer Yogin Sullaphen and vocalist & performing artist Anelisa Stuurman. They mix traditional indigenous music and operatic expressions with electronic beats and live looping for a unique Afro-Futuristic sound.

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Song of the Week: “Happiness” by THICK


THICK – “Happiness”

I have a fondness for melodic pop punk performed by female voices.  The Brooklyn-based trio THICK provide exactly that.  The band consists of Nikki Sisti (vocals, guitar), Kate Black (vocals, bass, synth), and Shari Page (vocals, drums). “Happiness” is the lead track of their album Happy Now released August 19, 2022.

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Song of the Week: “Grapevine” by Weyes Blood


Weyes Blood – “Grapevine”

Weyes Blood, the performing name for American singer-songwriter Natalie Laura Mering, performs the lushly-orchestrated ballad that draws on influences ranging from Brian Wilson to Americana.  This will be my last Song of the Week for 2022 as I will be spending the next week or so working on my list of favorite songs of the year.

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Song of the Week: “Fruits of Labor” by Party Dozen


Party Dozen – “Fruits of Labor”

The duo of saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet from Sydney, Australia create sonically dense party anthems with two instruments and some effects pedals.  Reminds me a lot of Moon Hooch.

 

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Song of the Week: “Time Machine” by Daisy the Great


Daisy the Great – “Time Machine”

The end of the world never sounded so melodic than in the harmonies of Daisy the Great, a Brooklyn-based folk pop band.

 

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Song of the Week: “Problems” by Floating Points


Floating Points – “Problems”

Floating Points is the nom-de-tune of the British electronic music producer, DJ, and musician Sam Shepherd.

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Song of the Week: “When the Lights Go” by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “When the Lights Go”

London-born, U.S.-based Orlando Tobias Edward Higginbottom records under the name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, because why not?  Here is the title track from his latest album.

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Song of the Week: “Fallout” by Yo La Tengo


Yo La Tengo – “Fallout”

New Yo La Tengo is always a good thing! Even if it sounds a whole lot lie old Yo La Tengo, which is a surprise for a band known for continually known for reinventing themselves.  Still, it sounds much better than their most recent albums, so that is a good thing.


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