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Heavy Rotation #31

I can't remember the last time I had such a short span between Heavy Rotation posts. I am going to only talk about 4 albums and 1 EP, which might have something to do with it. My listening has been more scattershot and less concentrated than usual, which has a lot to do with this being my first year as a teacher. Still, I've listened to these albums quite a bit in the last 5 or so weeks and I wanted to get down some thoughts on them, especially with the big releases coming up in the next month or so. Stating the obvious here, but boy, do I love music!

Middle Kids/Middle Kids EP - I first heard this band on KEXP (side note: I miss summer because I my schedule doesn't allow me to stream John in the Morning right now), specifically the song "Edge of Town." It begins it muted fashion, just some guitar and getting the melody established. It starts expanding as the song goes along, with a simple yet effective guitar solo almost 2 minutes in, then it pulls that great tri…

Sunday Shuffle #464

Let's jump right to today's ten...

1. Furr/Blitzen Trapper (10) - last played on 2/28/16
2. Blue and Gold Print/Mates Of State (8) - last played on 5/29/16
3. Country Sad Ballad Man (Live Acoustic Version)/Blur (3) - last played on 4/13/15
4. Our Love Will Still Be There/Dean & Britta (6) - last played on 5/8/16
5. Most Messed Up/Old 97s (31) - last played on 8/9/17
6. Soon After Midnight/Bob Dylan (5) - last played on 7/1/15
7. Longform/The Dodos (3) - last played on 7/14/13
8. In the Eyes of My Friends (Live)/Sugar (3) - last played on 3/1/15
9. Bright Idea/Julie Ocean (4) - last played on 11/1/14
10. 3000 Flowers/Destroyer (10) - last played on 3/26/17

Sunday Shuffle #463

I almost did an edition of Sunday Surf this morning, because yesterday was frontman Matthew Caws' birthday. However, I figured 4 artist-centered Shuffles was enough for the time being. So, let's go classic this morning and get right to today's ten...

1. Cruel Summer/Superchunk (43) - last played on 7/23/17
2. Get Out the State/Spoon (12) - last played on 3/11/17
3. High And Lonesome/Eels (7) - last played on 3/3/13
4. Autoclave/The Mountain Goats (2) - last played on 4/12/15
5. The Party Line/Apex Manor (17) - last played on 5/1/16
6. I Can See Your Future/Belle & Sebastian (20) - last played on 2/21/16
7. What I Mean to You/Justin Townes Earle (9) - last played on 12/11/16
8. Rampage/Blair (9) - last played on 2/7/16
9. No Lucifer/British Sea Power (5) - last played on 9/27/15
10. A Side Wins/Sloan (22) - last played on 5/28/17