We're a couple weeks away from A Sailor's Guide To The Earth, Sturgill Simpson's follow-up to his breakout album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. The latest single is a cover of Nirvana's "In Bloom", which sent me into a spiral of looping Nevermind over and over again yesterday and this morning. When the horn section busts in at the end of this track, I was reminded of Kurt Cobain's admiration for The Beatles and like to imagine that this is also how they would handle a Nirvana cover.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
A Man Alive by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down came out earlier this month and in proper ear worm fashion, I haven't been able to get this track out of my head to the point where I finally need to share it. From start to finish, A Man Alive is pure aural joy.
Every once in a while, I press shuffle on my iPod of over 14,000 songs and I'm treated to something I'd either totally forgot about or only heard once or twice. This week, that song was "Wet" from Magic by Sean Rowe. I purchased Magic after I fell in love with The Salesman and the Shark and it sort of sat on the back burner as I played The Salesman and the Shark into the ground. Thankfully the shufflin' gods resurrected the track, because I really love this song.
Sometimes you discover a new track late Friday afternoon and can't wait to share it until next week. One of my favorite bands, BRONCHO, is releasing a new album called Double Vanity on May 27. This lead single snuck under the radar and I only discovered it because I Googled their tour dates. It was fate. Enjoy.