Here’s a log of the music I listened to for the week of March 6, 2016:
Car Album of the Week: Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
The I Don’t Cares – “Outta My System”
This is Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield. Their debut album as The I Don’t Cares, Wild Stab, was released in January.
Susanna Hoffs & Matthew Sweet – “Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young Cover Live on The Tonight Show)”
I was reminded of the Hoffs/Sweet team-up because of The I Don’t Cares. They have released two covers albums together.
Canned Heat – “Let’s Work Together” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Live at the Monterey Pop Festival)”
Why a co-worker and I started talking about Canned Heat I don’t remember, but part of our discussion was a disagreement about the songs Bob “The Bear” Hite, or Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson sang, and who we liked better.
Julien Baker – NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Baker is currently criss-crossing the country on tour, and stopped by the NPR studios in Washington DC for the latest installment of their Tiny Desk series.
Laura Nyro and LaBelle – “Nowhere to Run (Martha and the Vandellas Cover)”
The CBC DJ who played this track failed to mention that LaBelle is backing up Nyro. He also said, “Van-duh-las.”
Florence + The Machine – “Ship to Wreck”
The next song after Nyro. I’m not going to switch stations if this song is on.
Liars – “Grown Men Don’t Fall In a River, Just Like That”
My oldest literally fell in a river, so a co-worker passed along this song.
Skeletonwitch – “Well of Despair” and “Repulsive Salvation”
New song with a new singer from this Ohio metal group. The second song is to remind myself what the last singer sounded like, and I think I like him better.
Head Wound City – “Scraper”
Members of The Blood Brothers, The Locust, and Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs comprise this grindcore supergroup. They have a new album, A New Wave of Violence, coming out in May.
Blue Oyster Cult – “Burning for You”
Tuesday was primary day here in Michigan, so I wondered if Bernie Sanders ever used this song at his rallies…
Mike Watt – “Burning for You (Blue Oyster Cult Cover)”
…which led to this odd Mike Watt cover.
Mexrrissey – “Estuvo Bien (Morrissey Cover)”
Did you know that The Smiths and Morrissey, in particular, have a very loyal Latino following? Well you do now, and here’s a link to a Spin article by Chuck Klosterman with additional information.
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – “Valley Clouds”
New song and video from this collaboration. They’ll be starting a tour in Ann Arbor in May.
Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” and Post Pop Depression
NPR First Listen is streaming Pop’s latest (and last?) album. It’s his best in years, and he’s heading out on tour with Josh Homme later this month. Post Pop Depression is available on March 18.
The Beatles – “In My Life”
Beatles producer George Martin passed away at the age of 90 on March 8. The harpsichord sounding bridge is actually a sped up recording of Martin playing a piano.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – “Gamma Knife” and Live on KEXP
I have found my new favorite band. These psychedelic weirdos from Australia will be releasing their eighth album in four years, Nonagon Infinity, on April 29.
Louis Armstrong – “The Beat Generation”
An article about the Beats on Gawker contained a video of Louis Armstrong singing this song over the credits to the 1959 movie appropriately titled, The Beat Generation.
Click here for a Spotify playlist of these songs.