It didn’t take long for the Coachella hangover to wear off. The days between the festival’s double-weekend schedules are the doldrums of the music world. Luckily, that means the subsequent week always promises a slew of new tunes. And with a deluge of Record Store Day releases concurring with Coachella’s second Saturday, we have plenty of goodies to share with you today…
FATHER JOHN MISTY – “NEVER BEEN A WOMAN”
Our Father who art in cynicism, shared a most moving song as the B-side of his heart-shaped Record Store Day 7-inch last weekend. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, we have a pretty serious man-crush on Mr. Misty.
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – “CAN’T KEEP CHECKING MY PHONE”
JUSTIN VERNON – “TIME GOES INSIDE OUT” (SPOON COVER)
If you’ve been wondering where Bon Iver’s been… evidently he’s in the forest playing a piano. Anyone surprised?
THEE OH SEES – “WITHERED HAND” & “THE CEILING”
Garage rock redeemers Thee Oh Sees shared two tracks this week. The first, “Withered Hand,” comes from their forthcoming LP Mutilator Defeated at Last and it packs a heated 70s hard-rock punch. The second, “The Ceiling,” is their contribution to the Joyful Noise compilation 50 Bands and a Cat for Indiana Equality. This one fits the mold of their prototypical acid-spiked fairytale.
DE LA SOUL FEAT. NAS – “GOD IT”
WEEZER – “EVERYBODY NEEDS SALVATION”
What starts as a Rivers Cuomo piano ballad suddenly pops its lid and lets out a classic Weezer yell-along. The song was released exclusively to members of the band’s fan club (which apparently still exist), and it appears to be a leftover recording from their 2014 release Everything Will Be Alright in the End.
COURTNEY BARNETT – “CLOSE WATCH” (JOHN CALE COVER)
Like Father John Misty, Australia’s ass-kicking singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett released a Record Store Day exclusive 7-inch. Unlike Father John Misty, her’s includes a B-side cover of John Cale’s 1975 ballad. And if you haven’t heard Barnett’s latest LP Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, it’s undoubtedly one of the year’s best, so we’re also including Barnett’s latest video “Kim’s Caravan” just in case.
THE REPLACEMENTS – “WHOLE FOODS BLUES”
This is just too perfect.
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