Line & Circle - Vicious Folly

| Keith

Line & Circle sound a bit like a mash-up of R.E.M. and The Smiths, and their new EP, Vicious Folly, is terrific front to back. It was tough to pick a song to feature, so, if you like today's Most Important be sure and check out the full EP.

RIYL: R.E.M., The Smiths, The War on Drugs, See Through Dresses

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Miya Folick - Trouble Adjusting

| Keith
I walk into an empty room
I thought there’d be at least balloons
Girl looks at me, says “Who the hell is she?”
I think I’m having trouble adjusting

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! That's kind of how I felt on my first listen to today's Most Important. Miya Folick mixes rock and pop with a honed edge that hooked me immediately. Her new EP, Give It To Me, which came out early last month, is stellar and worth a full listen through at the very least. I'm hoping she comes to town soon, would love to see her perform live.

RIYL: Sleater-Kinney, Mitski, TORRES, Le Tigre, Liz Phair

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R.E.M. & Natalie Merchant - Photograph

| Keith
I found this photograph,
Underneath the broken picture glass.
Tender face of black and white,
Beautiful, a haunting sight.
Looked into an angel's smile,
Captivated all the while.
From the hair and clothes she wore,
I'd place her in between the wars.

How about a little throwback to get us back into the swing of things. R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People, while not my favorite, I prefer their older stuff, it is a terrific album and it's recently been re-released for its 25th anniversary. As part of that release, "Photograph", a song that, as far as I know, is not on the album, showed up in my release radar and, wow, I'm amazed at how well it holds up.

RIYL: XTC, 10,000 Maniacs, The Replacements, James