You know who needs this show today? Me. I'm having a musically starved summer, at least in terms of modern recorded music. I've made it out to some live shows, but I really have no idea what's being released these days.
I can sum up my relation to music his summer in the following way: I was going to order the new Laura Marling CD, but I didn't. That's it. Meanwhile to force myself to do bicycle training runs every night, I've been playing an obscure 1978 Todd Rundgren song called "Determination." Sad, really.
But that's what our Music Maven shows are all about. Wally Lamb, Eric Danton and Joan Holiday do the field work for the rest of us. So if you're as musically clueless as I am right now, get ready to write down some of these songs:
WALLY’S PICKS:Randall Bramblett - “Detox Bracelet” Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - “Do Me Right” Booker T feat. Jay James - “Broken Heart” The National - “Don’t Swallow the Cap” Patty Griffin - “Irish Boy” ERIC’S PICKS:Jason Isbell - "Flying Over Water"The Pixies - "Bagboy" Savages - "Strife"Kanye West - "I Am a God" Lucius - “Turn It Around” JOAN’S PICKS:Broncho - "Try Me Out Sometime”Pokey LaFarge - “Central Time”Steve Forbert - "That'd Be Alright"Foxygen - “San Francisco”Colorway - “Live With Me”Temples - “Shelter Song” Franz Ferdinand - "Right Action" What music did we miss? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @wnprcolin.