Songs of the Week: April 5, 2019 edition

I’m a little behind. The past two weeks I’ve been out exploring the American southwest with my betrothed, which gave me plenty of time to sample new music but little opportunity (or reason) to post about it here.

This is the first in a series of packed posts to come over the next few weeks.

“1983” by Wych Elm

Post Mortem Records

Wych Elm’s debut EP Rat Blanket came out on my birthday and the title of the second single is the year I was born. What are they trying to tell me?

The band hails from Bristol, England.

“CM2” by BILK

Legion Records

BILK’s video for “CM2” is DIY AF and I love it. The song is a tongue-in-cheek homage to this teenage indie-rap-punk trio’s apparently quite boring hometown of Chelmsford, England.

“Everything Can Be Derailed” by Temptertwig

Audio Antihero / Randy Sadage

“Everything Can Be Derailed” is a jaw-dropping cut from the new collection celebrating acclaimed South London indie rock trio Tempertwig. It’s called FAKE NOSTALGIA: An Anthology of Broken Stuff. Active from 1999-2004, the band featured Ben and Adam Parker of Nosferatu D2 and The Superman Revenge Squad Band.

“I Wanna Keep Yr Dog” by Illuminati Hotties

Tiny Engines

Producer-turned-talent and tenderpunk pioneer Illuminati Hotties (AKA Sarah Tudzin) is back with a new song that says out loud what we all know deep down: dogs are so much better than humans. It’s her first new tune since debut album Kiss Yr Frenemies landed in 2018.

“Lemons” by No Violet

Leisure Records

One thing I’ve learned since starting SOMETHINGGOOD: there’s a lot of good music coming out of Bristol, England. No Violet is behind some of it, whether it’s the four-piece’s debut Faces EP — released last year — or this intense new recording of a live favorite.

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