TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 12/26/19 Edition
The last edition of Tracks for 2019 kicks off in high gear with Prissteens. “If You Really Love Me” is from the The Hound, what would have been their second LP back in the day, brought to life by Portland’s Girlsville, releasing 2/12/20. Having found a happy home with Merge Records, Torres celebrates her first release on the label, Silver Tongue, out 1/31. “Gracious Day” is our choice cut.
In the deluge of music this past year, one release we didn’t want to get overlooked was Rochester, NY’s Full Body. “Small Voice (Still)” is from always there (Five Kill Records). Chicago’s Beach Bunny signed to Mom + Pop this fall, and “Dream Boy” is your first taste of their forthcoming LP Honeymoon, due out 2/14.
Seems fitting somehow to give the last word to Greg Dulli. The Afghan Whigs founder is chasing down a Todd Rundgren/Prince style solo vibe on ”Pantomima”, previewing his solo debut Random Desires, out 2/21 on Royal Cream/BMG.