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!

Thank You, I’m Sorry Share Autonomy Shop

As much as I like to feign my cool, I think my true love as a music nerd really began with classic pop punk sounds in the early 90s, so when I hear something like Thank You, I’m Sorry drop a nice punk jam in my ears, I crank up the volume and get my air drumsticks ready. The electronic sample threw me for a loop, but it sets up the immediate riff drop in the perfect way, maximizing the punch you get when the volume blasts into your face. Lyrically, Lleen Dow says it’s working with the classic trope of the end of a relationship and realizing “things could absolutely be better.” Turn it up, jam out, and grab Growing It Strange when it drops on September 29th via Count Your Lucky Stars.