Scandi-shoegaze is apparently a thing now.
Well, that should have Ian Brown gyrating in his grave. If he were in it. Which he isn't. (According to Wikipedia.)
Posted Monday, March 12, 2018.
"Not In Love, We're Just High" - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
A loungesmooch masterclass from the Kiwi psych/rock outfit. An enormous organ deployment here, but Donald Leslie would be so proud.
"Over and Over and Over" - Jack White
Jack White's ongoing acceptance of computer-as-instrument is yielding results.
"IUD" - Okay Kaya
It's just another timely love song, well, sort of, but I adore the simplicity of this "smut pop" tune.
"Number One (In New York)" - Titus Andronicus
A really slow starter but turns into a spiralling, beardy, quasi-drunken lament that puts me in mind of The Pogues.
What? There are many good tunes. This is a small selection of new-ish ones that have tickled me in some way. My tastes are eclectic, although lo-fi synth noises, weird time signatures, protracted guitar/sax solos and unexpected key/genre changes will often score high marks with the judges. Which is me. Descriptions may be short and poorly spelled terse. I don't want to write about songs - I want you to listen to them. This isn't the f**king NME.
"Watch You, Watch Me" - Suuns
This has completely made my morning... a magnificently saturated synth'n'vocoder deployment with some inspired changes.