new music friday (nmf) / Friday 04-26-24

morning babble / Friday 04-26-24


This is the scribble that leads to the babble.

Sometimes, it gets tidied up; other times, not so much.

When all else fails: there’s video!

(Weezer – Records)

I know that I’ve played that as an opener before. But – I just think it’s so perfect of a song to warn you that I’m going to talk about some vinyl.

(Weezer – Records)

Babble Opener

The weekend is upon us and its glorious. Last weekend, there was a lot of talk about the new releases from Taylor Swift and Pearl Jam (clip) BUT – it was also record store day. I visited my favorite place to go – Rainbow Records in Newark, DE. I was going to do a longer video, but I have to be honest – I was NOT feeling all that great. So, some of the video was like “I’m here – waiting in line.” Wasn’t good. Muy mal. So, here’s the shortend up video. It rained (clip) Maybe we didn’t wish for it, but it did eventually go away. And then, we waited in line. (clip) Next, we got a little closer to the front entrance of Rainbow Records (clip) She is so cute. It doesn’t come from me. Thank goodness for her mother. Finally, we got inside and received all of the vinyl from our wish list (clip) Happy daughter. Taylor Swift’s new one, Pearl Jam’s, Dead by Sunrise, and Malfunkshun – haven’t even opened this one yet. Busy week. Nevertheless – it was an overall success for our family (clip of the hug) And yes, I received tons of daddy hugs that day which did make me feel better.

(Countdown video)

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!

  • First up is an album that I’ve been waiting on (Flea clip) St. Vincent with her self-produced seventh album: All Born Screaming. Back in 1992, with Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden blasting out their very best, she pretty much wanted to be Kurt Cobain (“wait”) and then she got the Nirvana drummer – Dave Grohl to help her out on this album (“Broken Man”) I’m really enjoying her sound – the overall music. She’s so talented. I’ve listened to the entire album a couple times already, but I have to admit that I am enjoying the song being pushed on Spotify. It’s called “Big Time Nothing” (clip)
  • I’m going to try and switch gears slightly from the mainstream. Several of you have reached out and complained that I haven’t gone deeper with some of my commentary. Last week was filled up with Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift Of course, now I just discussed the populer St. Vincent. So – deep cut – or like in my radio days “Breaking and Entering (clip) That is 17 year old Grace Bowers and her band The Hodge Podge just released that song this past week. It’s called ‘Tell Me Why U Do That’ (clip – I like it alot) That’s the only song that can be found on Spotify with her as of today. The country music scene is claiming her. I’m hearing a little more blues sound. All I know is that I just want to hear some more (clip)
  • The Talbott Brothers are another band that I’ve talked about before. Just last month, they released their single “The Road” (cut) We got another new one from them – sort of. Over the years, they’ve actually been performing this song. And – I can pull up a YouTube video of it from years and years ago (clip). However, this new release appears to be the polished up studio version. I’m digging the guitar swagger and the way the vocals confidently go along with those strummings. This is The Talbott Brothers with “Running Man” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Killer Mike recently dropped a video for his song “Exit 9” but then he just shared a new version of the very same track. This time though, he teamed up with another gentleman from Atlanta – Offset // Twenty One Pilots set free their 3rd release off their upcoming album – Clancy – due out May 24th. The new release also has a video to go with it – the song is “Backslide” // Back in January, Paramore did a cover of the Talking Heads song “Burning Down The House.” David Byrne (uh, lead singer of Talking Heads) (clip) he returned the favor and covered Paramore’s “Hard Times” // Lastly, another band that I’ve touched upon before – Fuller – I think this is like the 9th release this year? An album is forming here. I don’t know enough, but I do know that I’m enjoying what I’m hearing. This new one is “No Call List” (clip)

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

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify. As I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about. Anything that I really messed up and missed – well, that’s why I’ll be doing Missed Music Monday on Monday. 

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“All you can do is make something that you like and feel proud of and then just hope for the best and try to get out of its way.” – by Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)

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