It’s a bit of a rainy day today, but don’t let that discourage you from going out to the polls and voting in the primaries for the Asheville City Council and Mayoral race. For anyone who is fed up with the political system, or in defense of it, now is the time to make your voice heard and have people who represent your ideals locally so the difference can be made at home first. Check out the AFM News Hour’s interviews with the City Council Candidates and Mayoral Candidates. Whelp, hopping off my soapbox now.
[THE SINGLES]Negative Gemini – You Weren’t There Anymore
So grateful for the shout out from New York’s Negative Gemini. She is such an awesome unique act, that blends electronic music with an almost shoegaze-like vocal. It’s wonderful! Check out her other works for sure! I hope this single is the first of many that lead to a new album, even though Bodywork is still pretty fresh. You Weren’t There Anymore is out now.
[FRESH]Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
I’ll say it. ATOY contender. Her debut album is haunting and stellar. It seriously makes me homesick for L.A. in a sad way, not a longing nostalgic way. Currently, she is touring with the War On Drugs which I think is going to give her huge exposure. What a line up that would be! Two Artists that are, in my book, ATOY contenders. That’s a show I want to be at. Stranger in the Alps is out now.
[LOOK OUT FOR]Zuli – On Human Freakout Mountain
Sorry, Zuli! I failed to mention on my show that his new album On Human Freakout Mountain is out Oct 20th. Another New Yorker up on this list, Zuli, aka Ryan Camenzuli, makes awesome psychedelic music. FLOOD Magazine says it best, “It’s a bright and strange trip, one that highlights both Camenzuli’s inventiveness as an arranger and producer and his considerable strength as a melodicist.”
[CLASSIC]Primal Scream – Screamadelica
I don’t think I am alone with saying that this is one of the best Primal Scream albums out there! It’s damn near perfect, it’s fun, it’s a departure from the indie rock sound into a more DJ inspired house music genre. I suppose some people could hate the transition, but it’s so fun and gets your butt moving, it’s almost like how could you be mad. Screamadelica came out in 1991.
Want to request any music for an upcoming show? Obscure, sleeper, local, big hit, send them my way at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you a shout out if I end up using it! Tune in next week to hear new music from Stella Donnelly, Florist, Jen Cloher, and Kyle Craft.