After a small break to record some music in the folky “superband” (we’re guilty, but can we all please forget this concept?) Bonny Light Horseman, Eric D. Johnson celebrates 20 years of Fruit Bats with a brand new record. “The Pet Parade” shows Johnson, one of the best melody crafters of the game, at his most dreamy and contemplative so far.
Feel-good pop doesn’t seem to fulfil its promise these days. But Arlo Parks‘s debut album, “Collapsed in Sunbeams”, manages to bring a little bit of sunlight-infused pop into our hearts and ears. Extra points for the poetic-feel and the whimsical but very accurate Portra 400 reference.
Album releases are slowly decreasing as the year comes to a close, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of singles being released. Treat yourself to 14 new songs (and some covers) from Basia Bulat (pictured), Benjamim, Dev Hynes & Connan Mockasin, Sea Of Bees, Adult Mom, Gianna Lauren, Natalie Prass,Frankie Lee, Jeff Buckley, JEFF The Brotherhood, Nap Eyes, Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi, Corb Lund, and The Wainwright Sisters.