Friday, April 19, 2019

3 Songs: On Repeat

Drugs & Attics – “So Tuff” (The self-proclaimed “premier party drug rock band” lives up to the billing on their debut album, Clean Their Room, out today on High Dive Records.  The trio’s excellent debut delivers both the punk-splattered garage rock party and the inevitable comedown with some lonesome, doo wop-inspired ballads, for the complete package.  Check out the Misfits-like surf-punk churn of the standout track here.)     

Damien Jurado – “Newspaper Gown” (For his fourteenth album – In The Shape of a Storm - out now on Mama Bird Recordings, the singer-songwriter has stripped his sound down to the bare essentials; just his voice and guitar.  After years and several albums focusing on fuller arrangements with psychedelic 60’s production, Jurado returns to his folk-rock roots for a sincere and solid release.  Check out the slow-waltzing standout here, with his stellar storytelling in the spotlight.)   

Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth – “Keeping Up” (After spending the last twenty years as an in-demand session percussionist, the SoCal-based Jake Najor leads his own funk/soul collective, with his songwriting now sharing the spotlight with his in the pocket grooves and percussion skills on his debut solo album, In The Cut, out now via The Redwoods Music.  Guests vocalists include Jamie Allensworth and Najor’s former Breakstra bandmember MixMaster Wolf as well as Burkey of Vokab Company, who guests on the hip-hop inspired standout heard here.)


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