This time, we welcome a loud new summer song by Jimmy Eat World, check out American Aquarium’s “Chicamacomico”, catch up on BIGBANG’s comeback, and discover The Mountain Goats have watched too much TV.
Plus: Judah & the Lion, My Morning Jacket, Phoenix
Jimmy Eat World
The retro-metal art on the cover is a little concerning. What I don’t want is a Weezer-like turn towards overt whimsy. We’ll see. For now, “Something Loud” is wound-up, and yes! loud! in a way that feels so good! See also: Japandroids “Celebration Rock”
Deeply offended the internet didn’t tell me about this comeback single. Now a four-piece, BIGBANG watches the seasons pass and keeps their fans guessing about what comes next.
These are restrained stories of struggle, arguments, grieving, and everything that makes your heart break. I really enjoyed American Aquarium’s country covers albums, but haven’t really heard their originals. Impressed so far!
The Mountain Goats
This will be their fourth album in two years! I’m behind. I must catch up. Looking forward to song titles like “Guys On Every Corner” and “Need More Bandages”.
Judah & the Lion
Welcome to Bonnaroo! The definition of a festival-ready chorus.
My Morning Jacket
Ahh, this version is so good. Wish I could see them live!
The vibing cat meme, but art.