Roundin’ Up The Raves: Marcus King, Overcoats, Son Little, Beach Slang, Lauv


What’s new?

Like you, perhaps, I suddenly find myself with a lot of time on my hands, and time is something I haven’t had an abundance of for the last 6 months or so. Now, like Styx, I find myself with too much time on my hands. If only I could bank it for later.

Every couple of years I get out of whack and stop writing for a while, and when that happens, it’s hard to get back into whack. But let’s see if I can do it (cue the theme from Rocky).

Let’s round ’em up.

Marcus King – El Dorado

Blues and southern rock. If you dig fancy western suits and big ole Cadillacs then Marcus King is the man for you.

Overcoats – The Fight

Electronic pop meets folk with harmonies that sound as if the duo could be sisters.

Son Little – aloha

Is he arriving or leaving? Hopefully the former because this is Little’s best record yet. Rich and soulful sounds you can enjoy while outside riding your bike, or inside flattening the curve.

Beach Slang  – The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City

So they sound like The Replacements…who cares? The Replacements were great. And if you don’t know what The Replacements sound like then you’ll just think Beach Slang sound great. Which they do.

Lauv – How I’m Feeling

Lauv is a pop wunderkind seemingly incapable of writing a song that isn’t a massively wriggling earworm dancing its way into your brain. And that goes for his slow songs too.




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