Last Week’s Jams (8.21 – 8.25)

There continues to be an unreasonable amount of great music coming out nowadays, and I’m absolutely baffled at how it just never ceases; there’s been nothing but week after week of tunes for me to fawn over. This week’s a little all over the place, with a little bit of rock, a little bit of pop, a little bit of songwriter and back again. Wanted to begin with the great cover of “Rock n’ Roll” by the Feelies, then jump right into some of my favorite tracks of the week. I mean, new Tony Jay and Red Pants make all of us winners. Plus, there’s a new Lewsberg tune floating about, which I definitely have included in other playlists. And, I got back on that review game with a track by track breakdown of Holy Wave’s latest. So spend some time looking back at last week!

Helpful People Share Title Track from Brokenblossom Threats

If I were to find faith in musical humanity, it has to be with people latching onto the latest from Helpful People, the duo of Carly Putnam and Glenn Donaldson. The track if fueled by this steady strum, almost muted in its notes, with little twinkles of keys or synths bubbling up from beneath to add some textural elements. Putnam’s voice is really special in this performance, never wavering from the solemnity that seems to drive each lyrical line. You can feel a bit of Glenn’s latest work slide in too, particularly in the middle of the tune where space opens up to this delighting musical excursion. Helpful People will release Brokeblossom Threats via Tall Texan on August 27th!