Brooklyn band Household latest record, Items, would have fit in perfectly in a Rodney on the Rock set (KROQ, Los Angeles) in 1979. #Household #KROQ
We’ve been beating the heat by listening to some chilled out music the last couple weeks. Eleanor Friedberger’s Last Summer isn’t quite chill but Last Summer is a very cool pop record. She’s on tour this summer, definitely worth catching one of her shows. Another pop record, this one definitely on the quiet side, and featuring beautiful piano figures and extremely hum-able melodies is Philharmonics by Agnes Obel. Another quiet, piano focused record, perfect for early morning coffee and coding, is Summvs by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto. This one features a cover of Eno’s ‘by this river’ from Before and After Science.
I got turned on to Fitz & the Tantrums by today’s LefsetzLetter. I’m listening to their dbut EP, Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1 on Dangerbird Records. Nicely recorded old school soul. Killer bass sound that jumps out of the tracks but is still in the pocket. “Don’t Gotta Work it Out” is a standout track with a giant 70′s Philly soul chorus. Probably the nicest soul revival stuff I’ve heard in the last couple of years. Thanks Lefsetz!