Sure. I take one week off from recommending new albums in order to revisit my oft-neglected 834 part series known as The Story, thinking it’s going to be a quiet couple of weeks for new releases, only to find a slew of good music vigorously rocking on my eardrums, insistent on wanting to come inside my brain and party.
And I let them.
Let’s round ’em up.
Super-fine, swaggering, 21st century country-rock. You don’t need GPS — just follow Nikki Lane down the blacktop. She’ll get you where you need to go.
They don’t always sound like Beck if he had spent the 90s in front of a rock band — but sometimes they do. Soy un ganador, baby.
Brash boys from Illinois, laying it down, so you can pick it up.
Hanni expands his sound and produces his best album to date. Recorded as a series of EPs over the past year and collected into one glorious, forceful anthology.
Get stung. With rock! It won’t hurt, but you will feel it.