Extraterrestrial Trifles – May 15, 2024

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Lots of new music this week after our last show was prematurely wiped out by the solar storms that rolled in the next day. But hey, at least we got to see the Northern Lights, finally.

Rather than replay last week, we just rolled on with new music, starting with “The Neu! Testament” by Hidoux, a speculative number that imagines what Jesus would say if he ever got fed up with us.  We finally got a copy of Mountain Goats Jenny from Thebes album and played tracks from that — much smoother than we remembered but still the John Darnielle we know and love.

It’s almost embarrassing how much we loved the power pop anthem “One For The Ages” by The Future Unwritten, but we forgive ourselves. Speaking of guilty pleasures, CG finally played some Atarashii Gakko!

Japanese duo BOYISH has a great new album called For those of us who can’t sleep, in the folk rock genre.  It’s a pleasure from start to finish but we especially liked “First Storm of Spring,” maybe because of the weather.

Louis Zong continues to please with a slight change of pace called Sun Suite, subtitled “pieces for solo piano,” putting him in a solid tradition going back to Schubert and Debussy.

Oh, and Hungry Town stunned with their harmony vocals, Rinjin mesmerized with the perfect bass lick, and xoxo Xopher riddled us one, and proved that you can make music with an immersion blender…  

May 15, 2024
Extraterrestrial Trifles

Space Ghost – What Day Is It?

Hidoux – The Neu! Testament
The Mountain Goats – Clean Slate
The Future Unwritten – One For The Ages

Tim Conway – Baseball coordinator
Junie Morrison – Johnny Carson Samba
Atarashi Gakko! – Candy…

Ghost Fan Club – Shoulders
BOYISH – Ashes
Jesse Malin – Meet Me At The End Of The World

Macklemore – Hind’s Hall
The Junkyard Band – Lighter Light (Ibex Theme)

Hungry Town – Tuesday Sun
Rinjin – Just Us
xoxo Xopher – Honeydew

Stevie Wonder – Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
De La Soul – Leave Your Cares Behind

Louis Zong – Skipping Stones
Aaron Diehl and the Knights – Taurus
The Mountain Goats – Great Pirates

The Coconuts – Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did?
Tim Conway – The King

Letters from Camp – In Crayon
Olga Bost – Caresse
BOYISH – First Storm of Spring

xoxo Xopher – Honesty
ABBA – Waterloo (French version)

State of Mind – Make Believe
MuseFire – Parsnip Pratfall and the Ghastly Gumbo (The Tipsy Turnip Tavern)
Monty Python – Money
My Best Unbeaten Brother – Extraordinary Times

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