Here for this modern romance.
Broken Bells coming in hot with big time Beatles / Mamas & Papas vibes for the first time since 2019.
Some music triggers recall. And thank goodness, because some memories (the simple ones) don’t always like to surface.
Songs by Local Natives always take me back to my last few years of undergrad at San Francisco State, where I had nothing but time to read and absorb music and stumble forward. Even their new tracks, which do feel fresh but still feature the band’s signature harmonies, are transportive. Here I am again, skin pulling warmth from brutalist concrete benches in the quad, rummaging through my Green Apple Books tote bag for a pencil I’d lost somewhere in the halls of the social sciences building they demolished this year.
There’s so much I wanna tell ya about my time there, more than you could ever know.
I hope one day we’ll meet again.
Although no album will top “My Finest Work Yet” (fittingly) for me, the latest release from Andrew Bird is a welcome accompaniment to modern times. I like it more every time I listen to it. I like it so much I couldn’t pick just one song. Here are my top two tracks from Inside Problems, which also happen to be tracks one and two from the album.
I’ve seen Kevin Morby play live more times than any other band, and he still delivers music that speaks to me. Tickets already purchased for The Fillmore on September 29, 2022!
That song that gets you up and moving over it: mind, body, and soul.
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.