Song of the Week (09/12/16)

Song of the Week: “Postdoc Blues

Artist: John K. Samson

Album: Winter Wheat (to be released October 21st, 2016)

Summary: If you have ever had the pleasure (or more like the trauma) of giving a talk in an academic setting, this song will ring a lot of bells.  The graduate/post-graduate experience involves a special level of mental anguish, and this song encapsulates the blend of pathos and humor that is needed to survive it.

Song of the Week (08/29/16)

Song of the Week: ‘Little Movies’
Artist: Aaron Lee Tasjan
Album: Silver Tears (to be released October 28th, 2016)
Summary: I look forward to hearing the entire album.  It will be interesting to see if the Beatles sound is just for this song or is a general theme.  Thank you NPR for finding this gem for me!

Song of the Week (April 8th, 2016)

Song of the Week: “Quiet Americans”

Artist: Shearwater

Album: Jet Plane and Oxbow (2016)

Summary: Even though the album was released several months ago, I find myself coming back to this track.  I think it is the combination of beautiful vocals and interesting lyrics that drive the song forward.

Also, I can’t resist putting in a plug for the whole album.  In the past, I have been a fan of some of Shearwater’s work (“Breaking the Yearlings” and “Dread Sovereign”), but not necessarily their full albums.  This album is so solid from beginning to end; I highly recommend sitting down with it and listening from start to finish.

Song of the Week (April 1, 2016)

Song: “Break Into Your Heart

Album: Post Pop Depression

Artist: Iggy Pop and Josh Homme

Summary: What more could a rock fan ask for? Here is a track that combines the Queens of the Stone Age sound with Iggy Pop vocals.  It’s reminiscent of some of the great creepy ballad tracks off of Lullabies to Paralyze.

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