Going Steady: New Singles, Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, Reviewed

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End of Time – Bad Moves – power pop punk DC guys who add sad song to rolled up guitar riffs – B+

Party With the Kids Who Wanna Party With You – Bad Moves – here they go for a more post-punk, angular guitar sound as well as a harder punk vibe, and it works with astringent booms, pop moods and some smart advice – B+

Lose Your Love – Dirty Projectors – sounds like more second rate material on  the first track off DP’s upcoming  second EP out of four, with each member of the band taking the lead for one of them. Keyboardist-percussionist Felicia Douglass does a good job, and the song sounds like Dave going pop but trying to remain the same and it doesn’t click right –  C+

Below the Clavicle – Eartheater – great metaphor for thinking, and beautiful electronic arrangements in a distilled ambient hybrid plus when she goes up an octave she is so excellent  – B

A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C. – Fall if the Fall were headed by Sleaford Mods via Dublin! – B

Song Machine: How Far? (feat. Tony Allen and Skepta) – Gorillaz, Tony Allen, Skepta – usual auteur theory, released early to celebrate the late, great Tony Allen – B

N.U.T.S – Ian Isiah – 70s style R&B produced by… Chromatic? – B-

Paper Thin – Lianne La Havas – UK soul singer with a depressive quality to her low sink r&b – B

Taco Tuesday – Migos – 90 seconds of addictive as Tacos themselves hip hop with all three rappers taking a verse and Lebron James sampled saying “pretty down night, right now” – B+

Falling Thunder – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever -three guitar rock attack via Australia, the lead guitar rings like a bell – B-

Second – Sleaford Mods – yeah, yeah, and check out the video, it’s great – B

Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper) – Sonic Boom – psychedelic freak out  – B

So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings – Squirrel Flower – Caroline Polachek cover, less weird and a little sadder – B

Take It or Leave It – Squirrel Flower – sad song stuff with an acoustic guitar leading her – B-

Take Yer Meds (A Guided Meditation) – The Drums, Jonny Pierce – an ambitious lock down misfire at 13 minutes – C

Beer and Loathing – The Real McKenzies – Scottish rockers with half a great idea, yes to “beer and loathing,” no to “cosmos is exploding” – B=

The Art Of Persistence – Wire – Give em this, they plug away at their somewhat disappointing over all these years move from art to meh rock – C

Can’t Get Out – Woods – nice wall of guitar sound – B-

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