The Gotobeds Debt Begins at 30 The Gotobeds return to the fray with their third full lengther, Debt Begins at 30. The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. Debt Begins at 30 is an old-fashioned blast furnace and the liquid iron flows. The album's first single, Calquer the Hound, features guest performances by Kim Phuc singer Rob Henry, and Evan Richards of The City Buses. (The album has guests on all eleven tracks. The song has euphony, a sly bridge, plenty of trademark bash, and a spacey outro. It's a sanguine album opener, more Al Oliver than Starling Marte, to put it in Pittsburgh Pirates terms. Sub Pop Records CD | LP
Tacocat This Mess Is a Place The new full length album from the Seattle punks Tacocat. Talking about “Grains Of Salt,” bandleader Emily Nokes says, “This song is for roller skating, friendship, self friendship, yes and no doubt, turning it off, running up and down that hill, leaving gross stuff behind, landing the backflip, imposter syndrome, being your own genie, and remembering who the fuck you are.” Sub Pop Records CD | LP
Perfect Son Cast The 2019 album from Perfect Son, gleaming and delightful electro-pop for fans of Gary Numan, Depeche Mode. Sub Pop Records CD | LP
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever In the Capital A new 7" single from Rolling Coastal Blackouts Fever, following on from their acclaimed 2018 debut album Hope Downs. Rolling Blackouts C.F.’s Fran Keaney describes how “In the Capital” came together: “I first had the idea for the melody and some of the lyrics when I was swimming. It’s taken a while to finish the song, to make it feel like the initial feeling. I can’t neatly describe it, but something like connection despite distance. I was thinking about transience and water and death and big cities and fishing towns and moon river.” Sub Pop Records 7"