Hello and welcome to another edition of New Music Friday! It’s the show with hot questions and even hotter, wait. Not that show. Today we get back to our blue-collar roots with The Black Keys, buy a jug of sorghum with Molly Tuttle and Billy Strings, and discover Treasure is really into Forza.
Also: Penny and Sparrow, BamBam, Joshua Hedley, and Seratones!
The Black Keys
After a minute of missing the magic of “Brothers”, “Wild Child” sounds great! Maybe it’s because I’ve just listened to “Eliminator” all the way through for the first time, but this hits just right. Fits right into your buzzy, scuzzy playlist next to that Virgil Simpson anime record and Spoon’s excellent (and recent!) “Lucifer On The Sofa”.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (feat. Billy Strings)
Can’t go wrong with a good story song. Especially when there’s lawbreaking. Billy Strings is here, too! For more outlaw advice about illicit substances see Brent Cobb’s “Down In The Gulley” and Willy Nelson’s “Mountain Dew”.
Just the pitch modulated hoooOOO was enough to hook us here at The Best Thing! Like a killer hit of nitrous, it really gets the heart pumping. How delightful then, to discover the music video features racing simulators and dance moves like “grip the steering wheel”, “change gears”, and “kick, kick, kick.”
Penny and Sparrow
Calming right down now with a glow-in-the-dark tribute to chill hangouts, simpler times, and pillow forts. Recline, let your mind unwind and bliss out.
Weren’t we just listening to a sweet time-stopped lovey-dovey moment? This time we’re joining BamBam on a gooey R&B joint. Fun!
List of songs with a stutter: The Who – “My Generation” natch, Diamond Rio does it once with “Unbelievable”, right? Who else? Send me your list while I’m waiting for Joshua Hedley’s new album “Neon Blue”. It’s hitting somewhere between Alan Jackson and Joe Diffy and I’m here for it!
Here, let me read you their press release. It says “each song hovers and pulsates in the wide dark matter – constellations guiding a journey through the subtle body, the vast fullness of human experience, and the irresistible potential of liberation.”