Nobody does country harmonies better than The Head and the Heart. And, you know, I like libraries and stuff. Perfect combo for a summer Saturday.
This one might be from the closing credits of that 1980s film you can’t remember the name of but remember watching all the time on cable. And it’s gloriously self-aware.
I am totally obsessed with this album. It feels so fresh, mixing 1960s French psychedelia with Britpop nuances, a dose of funky jazz flute, and some subtle hip hop riffs in the middle for good measure.
If I close my eyes, I can almost imagine myself floating through Paris as an extra in an unmade Serge Gainsbourg film.
I will keep your secrets safe this Sunday.
Just discovered Brooklyn-based, avant indie band Hospitality, and it was love at first listen. I just can’t get enough, so this is a two-for-the-price-of-one Daily Dose. You know, to compensate for the lack of dosage lately.
Musicians sometimes takes themselves too seriously, making their music remote. Not Cake, never Cake. This band was omnipresent on KROQ, a Southern California radio station, in the 1990s and early 2000s, and, as such, was in the background of every stolen summer moment at the beach during that period. While I never caught the Cake obsession like so many of my peers, I know the lyrics to most of their songs despite never having purchased an album. Their music is unquestionably a Nostos Algos trigger for me, and since our whiskey brains were listening to their early catalog at an in-home hangout session last night…well…I had to include a sliver of their contribution to my youth in this Daily Dose. As the saying goes, “Let them eat Cake!”