December 03rd, 2022.
Hello, dear friends, I wish you have a great final month of the year, things might start going crazy really soon, not sure what’s is going to happened but for now let’s just be here and now, sound good to you? I hope so, better move to my pick for album of the week that belongs to “The Palfreyman Collective” eponymous debut album, a thing of beauty that I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
You already know that I’ll keep adding 10 more tracks very soon to the Top 100 Songs 2022, and we are getting closer to the end and the TOP10. You can check the previous articles (100-76, 75-51, 50-41, 40-31).
One of the last articles this year for this weekly roundup 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to. I appreciate you not only to be here, also for all the little actions that you do constantly supporting the blog and these artists that we presented on daily basis without you this would be pointless, the only thing that I’m going to ask you is to keep doing it, you rock!!!
Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations Tough On Fridays Maria Lane, Maybe Human and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND
DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1.- The Palfreyman Collective David Palfreyman doesn’t just “drop an album.” The man orchestrates and releases an experience / epic event. True to form, the Palfreyman experience is a culmination of several talented musicians and artists in collaboration. You can read our review here.
2.- A wonderful three-track EP with lots of 80’s influences and the spirit of David Bowie embedded in each track. “Skandal” by Major Kami out via Damde8 is all about open-mindedness, freedom of our appearances, and recognizing the misfits. You can read our review here.
3.- Lizard Brain Trust “The David Christ Memorial Indoctrination Fund for the Cure” in their own words: “we’re an indie rock band from Lawrence, Kansas. We’re pretty heavily influenced by 80’s and 90’s indie and alt rock. Some of our influences include Guided by Voices, Sonic Youth, New Order, The Pixies, Sebadoh, Dino Jr and the Lemonheads…but there are countless others. The album was recorded in 3 different states over the course of 2 years and has been released on CD and digitally through Dumb Ghost Recording Enterprises, a small label based out of Denver.
5.- Vulgar Commons and their debut EP Nicotine Fingers int their own words: “Most of the EP’s lyrics were written during COVID, and, because not a lot else was going on, we had time to reflect on our fears, resentfulness, and struggles with mental illness during this time. The turmoil of the world also resulted in failed relationships in our personal lives, which we wrote about as well. We used stories from our lives to illustrate these themes, but we addressed them with a sense of humor and irony, so they weren’t too heavy.”
6.- With thirteen tracks the album is brim full of singles, remixes and new tracks. ‘Who Why Where What’ by pMad is an introspective look at the artist himself and acknowledging his failings along with the broader look at how we are destroying our planet and ourselves.
7.- Soná in his own words about “Fighting Demons to Love EP”: This is the work reflecting on a passionate, dangerous relationship, and on the subsequent lessons to come from that… of the need to find snd repair ourselves to be able to truly love another.
8- Meghan Pulles in her own words: “My “Sighs of Her” EP is a collection of songs that are mostly song seeds off of my debut album coming out next year. 3 of these songs have been in my “vault”, and they center around dealing with the mental issues in this world that center around the experience of being a woman. I dive into the various emotions, feelings, and moments that we face in this society, and I share my most vulnerable lyrics and offer my listeners a place where they can feel safe to express whatever trials they too have had to persevere through. The last track is a cover of a Regina Spektor song that I have always felt very connected to, and it’s a reminder to hold onto the light in the darkest of moments, and to hang onto it for the rest of your life.
9.- Hank Tree debut album “The Big North” The songs on the album are informed by first-hand accounts of life in the towns and academic studies of the period, lyrically they explore themes like migration, human impacts on natural landscapes, technological progress and the building of relationships and communities in isolated and inhospitable places.
I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Debut Bands (Off The Radar), Sickest & Dopest, Autumn Acoustic, Only Punk, Unknown but Essentials!
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: