A couple of bits that are at least lukewarm off the presses for you.
First up, I’ve been finding the Pinegrove record thrusting its way to the front of the queue. Straight out of New Jersey, they stagger and sway like a drunkard before surprising you with a perfectly executed pirouette. They can be incredibly articulate yet aren’t above an emotional roar when words just won’t do. On they’re first LP on Run To Cover, They’re part Husker Du, part Uncle Tupelo with a soupçon of smooth Californian emo. If, that sounds uncomfortable, it’s because it can be occasionally but that doesn’t stop this being one of the best things about 2016 so far. Two great songs bookend Cardinal, friends old and new: