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New Music Friday: Boygenius, Maneskin, The National / Phoebe Bridgers quote

morning babble / Friday 01-20-23

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Made it! It’s Friday. I say, “we made it” but we have lost a lot of people lately.

Lost David Crosby / last week, Lisa Marie Presley / Jeff Beck / A whole lot of sad going on.

Also, earlier in the week, our family lost our dog, Charlie.

Our house is now Dogless – know what means? More vacuuming. I’ve already caught myself tossing something to the floor and then having to pick it up.

Enjoy the Now / You know what helps get me through it all – music!

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

Black & White Film playlist via Spotify – “Feels like falling in love in the 50s”

  • I talked about this band last week – Måneskin (Moan-Ah-Skin) – as they dropped a new single “Gossip” which featured Tom Morello from Rage. Today, full album drop – it’s called  Rush and I think I have my first new favorite album of 2023. I’ve already listened to it all – nearly an hour of music, 17 songs. Today, the song “Baby Said” is being pushed. I think you get a Maroon 5 or Adam Levine sound going on. (clip) Little naughty there too – it’s rock & roll and I like it. Again, the album is called Rush and the band is called Maneskin.
  • Next up – Boygenius is back together and they just released 3 new songs for their upcoming album: the record. I like that. Album comes out March 31st. But again, 3 songs today, I went with the one that has Phoebe Bridgers on vocals – “Emily I’m sorry.” (clip) Interesting line emphasizing the age of 27 – we lost Kurt Cobain at that very same age. AND – speaking of Kurt. His band, Nirvana, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone many, many moons ago (picture). Boygenius recreated that same shot (picture).
  • This past week, the band – The National – announced their next album release which is called First Two Pages of Frankenstein. We get the whole thing on April 28th. But today, we have “Tropic Morning News” (clip) I’m a huge fan of their sound and I’m really looking forward to good things from them this year . . . as well as a summer tour! We’ll see if I can get to one. Again, that’s The National – go check them out. By the way, Phoebe Bridgers of Boygenius – will appear on 3 of the songs on this upcoming album.
  • Back in December, Metallica returned to the scene with their first new song in more than six years. Today, we get number two – “Screaming Suicide”. (clip) It’s Metallica. In its entirety & arriving April 14th is their new album 72 Seasons. Also, a tour kicks off in Europe that same month, before a bunch of North American shows which come later this year.

Many thanks to: Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pitchfork & I know there’s more.

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“Sometimes I just need somebody to tell me a bunch of ideas I don’t like, so that I can figure out what it is I actually want.”by Phoebe Bridgers

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