Karl Blau has largely remained underground throughout his nearly 20-year career in music. Strangely enough, his forthcoming album of covers of long-forgotten Nashville country songs may be what puts him in front of a broader audience. This particular track is a cover of Link Wray's 1971 single "Fallin' Rain".
This week's ear worm comes from Lucy Dacus, whose album No Burden is out today. Hopefully you find yourself humming the melody of "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore" this weekend, then you buy her record so Lucy can laugh all the way to the bank.
The So So Glos
The Desaparecidos introduced me to The So So Glos after the Brooklyn band was featured on the Payola track "Slacktavist". This single serves as a nice reminder to check out their catalog before their new album, Kamikaze, comes out later this year.
This catchy little tune from Nai Harvest is one side of a double A-side single coming out in late April. "'Just Like You' / 'Jelly'" comes on the heels of last year's full-length Hairball.