Bubble Wrap continues with the letter H and introduces more new music from around the country including a few songs we really like. Cutting to the chase, the hands down favorite of the evening was “Gold Purple Orange” by Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, which has one of the more compelling lyrics we’ve heard lately with music to match. We were also impressed by Khruangbin’s “Maria Tambien, an above average instrumental.
Sunflower Bean’s singer has a nice voice but they need better lyrics.
The No Joy/Sonic Boom project is interesting too — we heard “Obsession” — albeit a bit long even for non-commercial radio at 11 minutes. I could listen to this kind of stuff all night, but I’m never sure our listeners can.
This week’s cover: the slightly overplayed but always enjoyable Housemartins’ version of “Caravan of Love.” Oh, and a very unusual “I Want You To Want Me” by the Holmes Brothers.
April 11, 2018
Holly Go Lightly – You Have Yet To Win
Hollywood Jills – He Makes Me So Mad
Holmes Brothers – I Want You To Want Me
Sunflower Bean – Twenty Two
Butter – Bigolder
Kings – Wake Up Scared
Holy Ghost – Do It Again (not that “Do It Again” though)
Homer & Jethro – Battle of Kookamunga
Hoodoo Gurus – Gene Hackman
Sleepspent – Something
Thyla – I Was Biting
Jorge Elbrecht – Here Lies (feat. Tamaryn)
Horace Family – God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes
Horace Silver – Acid, Pot or Pills
Kali Uchis – Flight 22
Jean Grae and Quelle Chris – Gold Purple Orange
Khruangbin – Maria Tambien
Hot Chocolate – Green Shirt
Houseguests – What So Never The Dance
Cavern of Anti-Matter – Solarized Sound
No Joy / Sonic Boom – Obsession
Housemartins – Caravan of Love
How To Destroy Angels – The Believers
Liz Phair – Help Me Mary