This week: the return of Comet Gain and Amusement Parks on Fire, plus more Stereolab vinyl reissues, Spray Paint meet The Rebel, new Welsh band Adwaith, and Davey Woodward (The Brilliant Corners, Experimental Pop Band).
the breezy, enjoyable new album from The Coral; Brooklyn scuzz-punks Brandy (they're a fine band); a new Field Music side project; shouty UK indie-punks Sauna Youth; a lost record from high-concept subversives PFFR; and Fresh & Onlys frontman Tim Cohen.
St. Louis' noise punks Drunks with Guns' original mid-'80s run only lasted for a few years, a few 7"s and about as many live shows, but their initial singles were influential to the Amphetamine Reptile scene and those that came after...
Common and Andra Day were introduced by Dave Chappelle for their Oscar performance, and joined onstage by a collection of activists that they'd contacted. "Tell the NRA they’re in God’s way," Common said before performing.