Last Week’s Jams, Today (September 13 – 17)

Last week I might have gotten a little carried away; my wife and newborn son were spending a lot of time resting, so I was just hanging out writing about songs all week…something a teacher, soccer coach, dad and label owner typically can’t do. So, this week’s playlist of last week’s hits might be a little longer than usual, but you’re going to be all the better for it. I hope you have a wonderful Monday my friends, and enjoy the jams here!

David Christian and the Pinecone Orchestra Share Single

Avowed Comet Gain fans (like me) will always clamor for more whenever something from David Christian pops up out there, so I was super stoked to hear that David’s turned his solo writing into a proper release with assistance from the Pinecone Orchestra. Personally, this first single is precisely the sort of lyrical wordplay that made me fall in love with Comet Gain in the late 90s, and I’m marveling at the clarity in the mix here, which really allows for the craft to shine. You get sweeping slide guitar, tinkering piano and powerful backing vocals, all of it giving off a very settled poetic vibe. For Those We Met on the Way looks set to come out via Tapete Records in November of this year.

David Christian Drops Bubblegum Summer Beach Bash

David Christian‘s been one of my favorite songwriters for over 20 years now, at least since I grabbed my first Comet Gain LP. But, out of nowhere he’s released 12 pop ditties for you to enjoy as the Summer draws to a close; the album is titled Bubblegum Summer Beach Bash. There’s a lot to love here, particularly if you find yourself a fan of David’s other work; I’m personally drawn to “Song for Suburban Butterflies” as I go through my first few listens, but I have a feeling that will likely change as I listen on repeat…usually the case with Christian’s stuff. So go ahead and stream it!