By now, we should all be used to Fat Possum Records eating up as many buzz bands as they can. The days of the label being home to The Black Keys and a bunch of old blues men are long gone. Still, the news that Olympia longhairs Milk Music signed to Fat Possum seemed a bit odd. For even though Milk Music played the Pitchfork Music Festival last year, I never got the impression they were much loved outside of the rock record nerd crowd. Certainly, they weren’t big enough for a move like this one. Right? Rock is dead. Right? Oh, but they sure can rip, in a Mudhoney and motor bikes kind of way. Check lead single, “I’ve Got a Wild Feeling,” from their new LP, Cruise Your Illusion (Apr 2nd), below.
- March 26, 2015
Much like the beloved American sitcom, Seinfeld, a show about nothing, Courtney Barnett's debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, managers to be highly entertaining while working with the most banal source material. Man plays hooky from work. Couple goes house hunting. Courtney swims. Courtney buys groceries. These are but a sampling of the seemingly ordinary scenes recreated over the course of eleven songs. There's even a track, "Small Poppies," where Barnett thinks about moving the lawn. She doesn't actually cut the grass, mind you, she just thinks about it. Read More