Family Fold is Australian artist Paul Andrews, formerly of Lazy Susan. I’d never heard of Lazy Susan, but I guess they were making the rounds on the Australian indy circuit for awhile. No, I discovered Family Fold randomly whilst out bar hopping my last trip to Sydney. And I’m glad I did. I greatly enjoyed Lustre Glo, and the single “Get a Grip Upon Yourself”, which is a raucous anthem, that reminded me right away of Ted Leo, one of my favorites. That feeling continues with his latest, “Molly Meldrum’s Eyes”. That His new album, Ashfield Skyline, is coming out in a couple weeks and if prior art is any indication, it’s going to be warm, pleasant and a joy to listen to.
Rejoice! The Most Important Song is back! Ok, that’s minor news compared to this: The Hold Stead has some new music out, it’s great, and there is quite a lot of it. Over the last month or so they’ve had a steady (heh) stream of singles coming out and they’re all really great. My favorite, so far, is “The Stove & The Toaster” a song that I think is best described as “classic The Hold Steady”.
For Valentine's Day 2017, Keith surprised me with tickets to see YtG at Stubb's that night - a show that had sold out fast and to my great disappointment. Yay I have a fantastic boyfriend and that's just a tiny bit of the evidence! Also, it was a great show. For this new single, I feel like the band has taken their style slightly closer to the kind of soft rock power balladeers I grew up hearing as credits rolled on the VHS. Maybe I'm just thinking that as I've been listening to a lot of 80s lately, including some of those soundtracks. Or maybe it's the romance of this song making me feel nostalgic for those movies, as well as grateful for what I have.