Nov 30, 2021
INDISPENSABLE NEW MUSIC PICKS
November 30, 2021
Idles are BACK. And they are still really pissed off, lucky for us.
If Words Were Flowers
Curtis Harding’s latest is topical without being irrationally angry, classic without sounding old, uplifting without being sappy. It’s soulful, groovy, and it’s on constant rotation here at IM.
This LA punk trio caught the attention of Dave Grohl who invited them to record their second album at his very own studio. The critics seem pretty taken with it.
"Cough Up Cherries"
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Raise The Roof
Robert Plant has teamed up once again with Alison Krauss for a new collection of cover songs, produced by T. Bone Burnett. This performance was streamed globally from the Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville.
"Searching For My Love"
Blue Sky / Grey Heaven
The Shoegaze (yes, that’s a genre) duo from Oakland has released a full-length follow-up to 2017’s debut EP, Lost in the Vortex. They remain captives in their dark and fuzzy whirlwind of sound.
I discovered UK’s Portico Quartet when writing for Rosie G. at playMYmusic.FM. The group fuses elements of jazz, electronica, and ambient music. Its latest release tones down the ambient in favor of more electronica and percussion to create its sonic textures.
Turning To Crime
Deep Purple releases its 22nd studio record, an album of covers.
"Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu"
Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne
Intriguing sounds from Norway. Lindy-Fay Hella teams up with Dei Farne (Roy Ole Førland and Ingolf Hella Torgersen) to create ambient, yet highy percussive soundscapes. It's quite compelling.