2021 Apr-Jun: “Only good for one ride on the carousel.”

Lock down is slowly lifting and venues are slowly letting the show go on.
And new singles keep pouring in.

Girl in Red puts out another great one, too bad the rest of the album can’t follow through.
Sufjan Stevens continues to play with the electronic knobs on his generic ambient works.
Loving the new Gojira.
Kings of Convenience is back. Sounds the same which is just fine cuz their sound is uniquely theirs.
Ida Maria also returns. I was actually thinking about what happened to her as she disappeared just as she was getting big in the states. Last time I saw her was at a chaotic show at Maxwell’s in 2009 that ended in way too many beers with her. New material continues her madness.
Cornelius dropped a silly new single.
Really enjoying all the new Lana Del Rey.
Michelle Zauner is back with a new album and a new book.
Samia releasing a bunch on collabs and a strong new single. She was my pick for best debut album last year and her new stuff is exactly what I was hoping for.
St. Vincent has a new one. It’s a hot mess but an enjoyable one.
And more Black Midi.

Here’s a playlist of my favorite new songs from the past 3 months.