Five Songs, 3/3/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 3/3/2021

Frisk Frugt, "Solsorte Synger Solen Op"

Frisk Frugt is the alias of Anders Lauge Meldgaard, who makes experimental pop music using modified toy instruments and various homemade instruments. He's an artist I found through The Quietus, which can be a good source of music out of left field. It's an interesting album, unlike anything else I really have, and there's always room for stuff like that in my collection.

Hepcat, "Prison of Love"

You know what else we always have room for around here? Ska. Always! Can't wait for a fourth wave.

Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian At Best"

Goddamn, that riff rules. Sounds like vintage Rocket From the Crypt. Just a slice of garage rock perfection.

They Might Be Giants, "Clap Your Hands"

The kids loved this tune when younger, and would actually go along with the instructions. Note that they won't listen to anything I tell them, so I think legally that makes TMBG their parents.

Oozing Wound, "Diver"

I talk a lot about the blurry lines between a lot of different heavy genres of music. There are a lot of bands and songs that move between adjacent genres in order to create fresh takes on things. Oozing Wounds is very much one of those bands playing in the margins. They throw noise rock, thrash metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and a bunch of other stuff in the blender. It's an appealing mix, borrowing the best parts of a bunch of stuff. This comes from 2016's Whatever Forever, an album that broke through to greater attention and put the band on the larger map.

Joshua Buergel
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