I’ve seen Priests now twice; the first show, I believe they opened for Franz Ferdinand, was a bit rough, but intriguing. The second, a late night gig during SXSW 2019, was a top notch exhibition of sexy, pop-glam-goth-rock. Much like their latest album The Seduction of Kansas.
Parquet Courts' new album, Wide Awake!, is fantastic, with many tracks worthy of a Most Important choice. I decided to go with "Total Football" because I feel like it captures what makes them great and because it feels a bit timely with World Cup coming up next week. If you've not had a listen to the album, do yourself a favor and cue it up, it's a gem.
I'm in the bathroom, waiting, for you to come and apologize to me
This morning I listened to Gaffa Tape Sandy's entire Spotify catalog, which consists of two EPs and a couple of singles, and I've been impressed. This is some fun stuff. I know hardly anything about them aside from that they make terrific and eclectic garage-punk music and, I assume based on their name, that they're British. I'm also guessing they're fantastic live, so hoping for a SXSW appearance. It was tough choosing a cut to feature, so I picked their latest, "Beehive". If you like out, here are a few other standouts for you to check out: "Transylvania", "Smart Dressed Guy" and "L'appel du Vide".