Here’s a log of the music I listened to for the week of February 28, 2016:
Car Albums of the Week: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly and Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
To Pimp A Butterfly started this week in the CD player, but Detroit rockers Protomartyr made a return. Basically because it was the only other CD in the car, and I was looking for a change of pace.
Queen – “You’re My Best Friend”
Rush – “Limelight”
Double dose of quality rock from the local Detroit classic rock station. They probably followed this up with Phil Collins or Ted Nugent leading me to change the station, or play a CD.
Case/Lang/Veirs – “Atomic Number”
Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs announced their upcoming collaboration with this track. The album will be available June 17.
Neko Case – “Danny’s Song” (Loggins & Messina Cover from Vinyl)
This is the latest cover to be released from HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger produced Vinyl.
Explosions in the Sky – “Logic of A Dream”
Texan instrumental rock group, Explosions in the Sky, released the first single off their upcoming album, The Wilderness. The album will be available on April 1.
The Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum
A friend of mine’s band, Congress, will be opening for these Montreal rockers when they make a stop in Detroit next month, so I thought I would check out their latest album.
Robin Pecknold – “New Song” (Live)
The Fleet Foxes frontman has been opening for Joanna Newsom on her recent tour, and played a new song last week fueling speculaton that a new album from the band could be happening.
The Armed – “An Ode to No One” (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
Smashing Pumpkins – “An Ode to No One” (Live)
The Pumpkins really rock out on this track from Mellon Collie during their “last show” in 2000 at the Metro in Chicago.
Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered
Apparently LeBron James convinced Lamar to release these tracks left off of To Pimp A Butterfly. Thanks LeBron!
Metallica – “Enter Sandman” (Smooth Jazz Version)
Rage Against the Machine – “Killing In The Name” (Less Angry Version)
A YouTuber named Andy Rehfeldt has been creating his own interpretations of popular rock songs for a few years now. His page is full of videos that will waste a lot of your time if you’re not careful.
Sturgill Simpson – “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)”
The first track off Simpson’s upcoming A Sailor’s Guide to Earth that will be released on April 15.
The Replacements – Live at 7th Street Entry (1981)
An interview with author Bob Mehr about his new biography on the influential Minneapolis rockers led me to this gem on YouTube. When the Replacements weren’t wasted they could be an amazing live band.