The Busters, "Candy"
The Busters are from Germany, which was a little bit of a hotbed of two-tone-styled ska in the late 80s/early 90s before the third wave really got rolling. The Busters were never serious about anything, and sometimes the goofiness could get grating. It's well-done for what it is, but it doesn't really quite connect with me.
Wire, "Start To Move"
I go through phases where I listen to lots of certain bands, like I suspect lots of people do. There are also some bands that never really fall out of rotation, and Wire is definitely on that list. I'm never sorry to spin this stuff.
It's something you're probably tired of hearing from me, but: this is another late-model Amphetamine Reptile Records release, which nobody has really heard of. Honestly, I had totally forgotten about this as well. So, you know, enjoy! I'm going to play this after I finish writing this entry.
leon chang, "noodle cove"
Leon released an album called Bird World in 2017 that was intended to be a soundtrack to a non-existant video game. Built as chiptunes to increase the illusion, it's such a bouncy delight that I absolutely want to play this game.
Merle Haggard, "I'm Gonna Break Every Heart I Can"
Ahh, the music of Real America.
(I know I'm sarcastic about Haggard, but I do genuinely like him, it's just that the lyrics are often really something else.)