Best Of: April 2019

May 1st, 2019


I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t get to nearly as much as I wanted within the confines of these 30 days. There’s a catch-up list at the bottom. But April was so good for the new releases I got a hold on!

From Weyes Blood’s stellar orchestral alternative record (Curt Schieber had some good words about it on The Invisible Hits Hour) to Jade Bird’s phenomenal self-titled debut (I’ve had some good things to say about her since the debut of “Uh Huh”)**, there was a plethora of reeeal good music this month.

Be on the lookout for Fontaines D.C… Their performance on Fallon last night should speak for itself (and they’ll be at Ace of Cups in a few months….!)

As always, I missed something! Let me know what I need to catch up on, and there’s always chance we’ll be catching the single on the airwaves :-)


#1: PUP - Morbid Stuff (9.0)

#2: Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising (8.9)

#3: Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel (8.9)

#4:Night School - Disappear Here (8.9)

#5: Cage The Elephant - Social Cues (8.8)

#6: Jade Bird - s/t (8.6) **

#7: John Vanderslice - The Cedars (8.6) *

#8: Foxygen - Seeing Other People (8.5) 

#9: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies (8.5)

#10: Priests - The Seduction of Kansas (8.2)

#11: Sego - Sego Sucks (8.0)

#12: Martha - Love Keeps Kicking (7.6)

#13: The Tallest Man on Earth - I Love You, It’s a Fever Dream (7.4)

#14: Catfish and The Bottlemen - The Balance (7.4)

#15: Show Me the Body - Dog Whistle (7.0)

#16: JAWS - The Ceiling (6.9)

#17: Rozi Plain - What A Boost (5.5)

#18: The Drums - Brutalism (5.4)

#19: Matt Maeson - Bank On The Funeral (5.1)

#20: Circa Waves - What’s It Like Over There? (4.8)


* I was so fascinated with Jade Bird’s emergence that I bought this cassette of demos, and can report that this is a fantastic listen -- looking out for the vinyl at Spoonful or Used Kids Records!!

What else should I hear? Let me know!

Up Next:

Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor

Gus Dapperton - Where Polly People Go to Read

Kevin Morby - Oh My God

Empath - Moments that Cry

SOAK - Grim Town

Sara Bareilles - Amidst the Chaos

Molly Tuttle - When You’re Ready

Local Natives - Violet Street