Release Radar 8/14/20: Dent May vs Diana Krall
Sunday at 12:53 pm
Morrissey is not in my Release Radar this week, but his mother passed away (RIP), so he is in my thoughts, and she is in my prayers.
Earlier this week he asked fans to pray, saying “Without her, there is no tomorrow.”[embedded content]
The breezy sounds of Dent May arrive again this week, with “Easier Said Than Done.” Happy to see he’s still doing his thing and there’s still room in my heart, and my radar, for his work.[embedded content] Filous went from multi-instrumentalist to beatmaker to producer to artist and now to working with The Kooks, which is the reason I know who he is. I’m not sure exactly what flourishes he’s added to “Hey Love,” but I like it. This song harkens back to a younger Kooks, the one we originally got to know. [embedded content]
Whatever happened with Nas and Tupac? I don’t know, but I hope it all comes out one day, in that book he keeps teasing. What I do know is that God’s son is sounding an awful lot like Kanye on “Ultra Beautiful.”[embedded content]
It’s refreshing to see what Delta Spirit has done on their latest track “Home Again.” These guys continue to grow as a rock band, vocally and sonically. I. Dig. This.[embedded content]
Glass Animals dropped a new record last week, but this week it’s their Diplo remix of “Heat Waves” that has me wanting to push play consecutively. Check out this cut, it’s a fun, summer jam.[embedded content]
How about the return of sleeper? This “Vegas 2020” track is really unique for a band that hasn’t put out music for 21 years! It’s safe to say they are getting better with age.
“Easter Island” might be my favorite thing Ron Gallo has done? He’s kind of wrapping, he’s kind of talking and then there’s singing, and more melodious then normal.[embedded content]
Anderson .Paak is back and I like this track with Rick Ross.
Normally I would throw Diana Krall into your jazz cut of the week. But these days she’s gone over to the other side of pop music. I like this track but I miss dirty Diana, goddess of the lounge.[embedded content]
Speaking of a goddess, ARTEMIS is your jazz cut of the week with “Goddess of the Hunt.”
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