Ian is back online with Steve after taking a week off to recover after his wedding, and they’re doing what they do best: talking about the biggest indie news of the week, reviewing albums, and debating trends. This week, the dynamic duo is listening to Parquet Courts and My Morning Jacket’s new albums.
Following last year’s surprising sequel to The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket returns with their eighth studio album. Jim James admitted in a recent interview with Steve that he hadn’t been actively involved with My Morning Jacket for much of the 2010s, but that he was more invested in the band’s new self-titled record. It’s without a doubt the band’s jammiest record to date, as well as more fascinating than anything they’ve done in years.
With the release of their seventh album, Sympathy For Life, Parquet Courts have reached a comparable moment in their career. Previously regarded as the next great New York City band after The Strokes, recent efforts have revealed them to be more akin to Spoon – extremely consistent and solid without ever exactly hitting the jackpot. Will Sympathy For Life assist the band to re-energize in the years to come?
Ian recommends That’s OK, the new album by Swimming, whom he calls the best Newfoundland band of all time (emo or otherwise) in this week’s Recommendation Corner. Steve, on the other side, has two new albums worth checking out: Trace Mountains’ and Mo Troper’s.
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