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The Weekly Feed 11/28

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There is no need to talk about how much we all ate last week (and for some of us, well into the weekend).  We all lived through the same occasion.  There was family; some we love, some we weren't even sure of their name or how far down the cousin line they went.  There was food - all of the regulars with slight variations from house to house.  There was driving, belching, bickering, laughs, hugs, high fives, and a few awkward moments.  Thanks goodness there were headphones, too.

There is now madness in the malls and on the highway, and a secret Santa waiting to get you socks for your office party.  You'll need this to get through.  Just push play.

Blackmarket – Toungue Twister Typo

It has a great Vines vibe to it during the verse and breaks out into a pretty great sing-along chorus that would fit easily on just about any rock radio station, but not in a desperate and tried sort of way.  The other cool thing: this trio have been chums since middle school.  That’s a long time not to kill each other, especially when you’re in a band together.  You can hear the era they grew up in (this one) but they play it well to the best of the genre’s strengths.

Nouvelle Vague – Ce Plane Pour Moi

I love this band.  Sure, they’re a cover band, but they take all of the best 80’s songs and make them their own, with their own spin.  This is the third time round for the English collective, who have opened their doors this time for some of the artists they’ve covered in the past to guest vocal on this latest batch.  A cool concept that works well, once again.

The Generationals – When They Fight, They Fight

One of my favorite discs of the year, so I’m really glad that it’s getting a 2nd rush through Blog Land due to this latest track.  Also worth checking out from this New Orleans do is the lead single, Nobody Could Change Your Mind.  One second they sound Dandy Warhols and the next like a Brit revival through the New Soul sound.  Sit back and watch ‘em ignite.

Summer Dregs – Bones

From the hot music town of… Chattanooga, TN.  I say that with an obvious sarcastic slant, but judging from this track - written and recorded by the brain child of the project, Carl Cadwell, who grabbed a group of local musicians/friends to help flesh it out – it may be worth paying some more attention to the lost Tennessee town.  From Gold To Green is the album, and is worth looking further into.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Death To Everyone

Sometimes, Mr. Billy will write a song that floats right past me, placed in the “I just don’t get it” category.  Other times, a song like this comes by, smacks me right in the face and stays with me like thick oatmeal.  He really is an amazing writer, regardless of if I can comprehend what’s always going on.  For the moments I pass it by are the same moments his lyrics is crushing another’s soul.   I’m happy we got him here in Louisville.

Wet Dog – Tidy Up Your Bedroom

Lo-fi – check.  Tinny guitar – check.  Near drowned vocals – check.  It must be this week’s buzz track!  All girl band with a new disc, Frauhaus!, followed closely by another early next year.

Efterklang – Modern Drift

“Moder Drift” is the perfect title for this fragile, tiny-orchestra song.  It floats by placing the instruments as just as important as the vocals, without it being a competition.  And it’s Denmark showing Sweden that they don’t have the total lock down.  Magic Chairs doesn’t hit Stateside until February, so take this song, and throw on some headphones for the next slow walk down a snow covered sidewalk.

Citay – Careful With That Hat

This may be my favorite song of the week.  I don’t typically go for a 7-minute track, but the guitars never give you a moment to get bored.  Its easily one of the most expertly crafted 70’s snatched tunes that can rock a pair of tight jeans and a long hair at the same time.  Album number three for the San Fran Band, and just in time for consideration for the years Top 20.

The Sandwitches – Back To The Sea

Another San Francisco band, but with a very different sound.  The two ladies and a fella choose the now well-worn 60’s garage sound, but that’s not a complaint.  They may be late to the game, but there is still plenty of stamina to play through if it sounds like this.  Might play nice next to a King Khan track.

Lacrosse – I See A Brightness

I don’t mean to say that I like every song this week, it’s just played out like that, which is especially surprising given the time of year.  “ I See A Brightness” might have felt more at home in ’06 or ’07, but Lacrosse is still picking up favorable reviews and fans at a steady enough of a churn to stay relevant.

CFCF – Big Love

So, the past few months have been good for Michael Silver, the Montreal one-man-show known as CFCF.  After capturing some nice nods for his disc, Continent, he celebrated by throwing out this cover of the Fleetwood Mac song.  It’s danceable, and would probably segue well into something else, but ultimately forgettable.

Laura Veirs – I Can See Your Tracks

There is something in me that wants to hear Antony ( from & The Johnsons) doing this song.  It pulls like a long evening.  Put on some headphones and follow the 2 nd guitar with the background vocal straight from the Jim James ether.

Small Black – Pleasant Experience

I think this is maybe the third track from Small Black’s debut disc that we’ve featured here.  Another example of what everyone is talking about, but with the shades drawn a bit.  Late afternoon Sunday, when you feel Monday grabbing at the dawn.

A History Of – Dagger Woods

We’ll end it on a high note.  Part At The Drive In, with some guitar lessons from early Death Cab, the Canadian gang are grabbing some headlines with their LP, Action In The North Atlantic. I’ve not heard the other cuts, but I’m a sucker for this particular nostalgic sound.

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The Weekly Feed is distributed by WFPK and Louisville Public Media. The executive producer is Stacy Owen, with additional help from WFPK’s Laura Shine. Produced and hosted by Kyle Meredith. Make sure to say hi, yeah?

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Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org