Last Week’s Jams, Today (8.22 – 8.26)

Think you missed something awesome last week? Well you very well might have, and we did our best to cover what we were into all week long. Great to hear new stuff from the forthcoming Eerie Wanda record, as well as news that we were getting a new Robert Sotelo LP before the year wraps up. Melby might have dropped the greatest jam that hasn’t quite broken over here in the States, despite its brilliance. Oh, and RayRay caught up with Peter Matthew Bauer for an interview and premiere of a new single! So, go back and revisit the jams from last week!

Talk Show Share Leather Video

Hear me out, but imagine you’re making a weird musical stew, which is how I imagine this Talk Show track came to exist in the world. It all starts off with building your roux, which in this case seems to be a sort of weird world where early bits of the Cure get melded with this sort of hyperactive bit you’d get from old Aphex Twin and Prodigy. But, things aren’t quite ready, so you sprinkle in a bit of Liars later recordings and the propulsive nature of Sleaford Mods. You’re set there, so you add in the main bits, some darkened vocals, which blend in the dark post-punk vocals of acts like Shame. I share that recipe only to let you in on the big secret…there’s nothing I’ve heard quite like this jam. The band will release their Touch the Ground EP via Missing Piece on September 23rd.

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!

Heavy Post-Punk From Talk Show

We are midway through the week and I can feel myself slowly sort of dragging myself along to get through the day to day work week. If you’re in the same sort of slog, might I suggest you check out this fast paced new tune called “Underworld” from London based post-punk outfit Talk Show. I love how the track has this overall tension that can, ever so slightly, explode in short bursts but never really completely lets go of that pent up energy.

Talk Show will be releasing this new track on an EP entitled Touch the Ground coming out in 2022.