Listening back through this show, I’m reminded how much I love the deep album cut. Maybe it’s my contrary nature that won’t allow me to enjoy the first few songs on a record (the accessible ones clearly aimed at some amount of radio play) or maybe I just like those moody songs that land after the album’s hype and hooks. Or, could it be those really are the best tracks on the album?
Whatever the case, it feels good to be back, blathering about the music I love.
- “Maple Trees” by Cascading Slopes (Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers / Plastiq Musiq / 2013)
- “Four Long Years” by Wire (Object 47 / PinkFlag / 2008)
- “Sun” by Echo Lake (Era / No Pain in Pop / 2015)
- “English Subtitles” by Swervedriver (I Wasn’t Born to Lose You / Cobraside Distribution / 2015)
- “It’s Easy” by Robert Pollard (The Crawling Distance / Guided By Voices Inc. / 2009)