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January 24, 2022

Week Starter – Lazy Queen

Week Starter is our Monday column where we give you a new song to kick the working week in the ass & help you power on through.

Looks like it’s gearing up to be another cold bleak week in the ol’ US of Ayyy-we-still-doing-this? Thank goodness we have this indie rock banger from Norway’s Lazy Queen to drive away the shadows both internal and external. Opening riffs seldom convey both the energy and uplifting nature of a song as well as the first few seconds of “Alcohol” does, and few songs of any genre have hooks as hooky as the vocals on the chorus. Throw in a mid-song break down breather before the late push rally and this is a by-the-numbers classic. Whether you prefer to warm up your body and spirits with spirits of a liquid kind or you’re like Postcard Editor and use black coffee for that extra motivation to keep moving on, moving on this is a song for you. For some a new party / morning after the party anthem and for the rest a good old fist pumping jolt of pop punk positivity.

January 24, 2022

Mike’s Monday Muse – The Delines

Mike’s Monday Muse is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

Can’t sleep. I’m up at 4:00 AM listening to The Sea Drift again. Counting Willy Vlautin’s novel soundtracks, The Sea Drift is record #6 from The Delines and “Kid Codeine” happens to be my favorite song on it. Willy said the song was inspired by an LA cougar with a big bouffant hairdo, a trip to a strip bar, and a junkie dancer crashing into his table.

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