Babystepping deeper into my 50s – still know rock though! / new music friday with Bryce Fox, Friday Pilots Club, Elbow, & Adrianne Lenker

morning babble / Friday 03-22-24

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!

“Cult of Personality” Cut

That’s an old song. I’m an old dude, who actually gets older next week. Still rocks though.

“Cult of Personality” Cut

Morning Babble Opener

That song from the beginning is the 1989 song “Cult of Personality” via the band Living Colour who actually toured last year with the band Extreme (clip) I don’t feel like we need anything more than them, but as for Living Color, I was excited to hear that they were still out there doing their thing. I’m not sure if lead singer, Corey Glover, would do the yellow jumpsuit trick again though (clip) Maybe, who knows.

My birthday is next week. I babystep deeper into my 50s. I’ll be 51 next Wednesday. I’ll provide a P.O. Box to where you can send gifts. Just kidding. BUT – you can gift me by subscribing on YouTube or if you’ve already done that – have someone else subscribe! Spread the Babble. I would love that for my birthday.

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!

  • Friday Pilots Club released a 3rd single off their upcoming debut album called: Nowhere, which drops on May 9th. The previous release, I’m still hooked on and that one is called “Spectator” (clip). And, the one before that was “Vampire Disco” (clip). But let’s get back to the now – 3rd release / tease of the new album is called “We Don’t Wanna Talk.” (clip)
  • Recently, I’ve been digging into the music of Bryce Fox. On Spotify, he describes himself as having a diverse diet of muscial genres, from punk and country to classic rock and hip-hop. I totally agree. The one song that I’ve been playing a lot came out two years ago in 2022 – that one is called “Golden Boy” (clip) It totally reminds me of a Black Pistol Fire or Black Keys type of sound to it. So needless to say, I was psyched when I saw today that he has a new song out. Appears he’s building towards another full album with 3 prior releases. Anyway, today let’s go enjoy “Trust Nobody” (clip)
  • From “Trust Nobody” to an album titled: We Don’t Trust You. Future and Metro Boomin have released this album – 17 songs and 13 seconds short of a full hour of new music. I’m still digging through it all, but track #6 is “Like That” is one that jumped out to me. Mr. Kendrick Lamar takes a turn with verse 2 (clip) Apparently something going on there with Drake and J. Cole. I don’t know enough – all I do know. I’m Team Kendrick (clip)
  • Jumping all over the place today with different sounds. This particular one isn’t necessarily a sound that I would typically go for, but I’m going to try because of reading a review from Pitchfork’s Andy Cush – Let me play you a quick clip of the song (cut) That’s “Sadness of a Gift.” Words of Andy Cush: “Two songs on Adrianne Lenker’s Bright Future begin with the woosh of a tape machine settling into its correct speed. The players sometimes murmur among themselves as a song gets going or winds down; Lenker’s voice occasionally grows distant, as though she were turning away from the mic, then rises in volume as she leans forward again.” Andy sold this album to me when he gave it an 8.4. Lastly, if Adrianne Lenker sounds familiar – well, she is the lead singer of Big Thief (clip) / Also, here’s the link to the GQ article from Cush – click here
  • Several quick hits of new music: Elbow’s album Audio Vertigo is out in its entirety – that’s what I want to listen to several times this weekend. Was that a groan from the crowd? Dad rock // Another album that I’ll be listening to all weekend is from Gary Clark Jr. with his JPEG Raw album, 12 songs, and the one being pushed by Spotify called “What About the Children” has Stevie Wonder contributing // Pearl Jam have released the 2nd single off their upcoming album Dark Matter which is due out on 4/19. Oooo – and I wanted to correct something. For Record Store Day, which is the very next day – 4/20, they are releasing an exclusive yellow & black ghostly LP for the new album – Dark Matter. Today, we can enjoy the song “Running” (clip)

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Louder, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify and yes, as I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about: so, you’ll see some new music there from Gaslight Anthem, girl in red, and more.

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“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” – Stevie Wonder

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