TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 10/10/19 Edition

October 10. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Kicking off this week’s action, Brooklyn’s Bodega is back with the title track of their new EP out 10/11 on What’s Your Rupture Records. There was a kinetic genius to their debut LP Endless Scroll that won us over, but what we weren’t expecting was a prime slice of Pavement, circa Brighten The Corners, so good that you just start laughing…

Nest favorite Say Sue Me, from Busan, South Korea, are back with “Your Book”, a brand new single, and finally, having given up their day jobs to focus on the band full time, they’re finally headed to these shores, with an upcoming US tour in December, including 12/10 Echo, LA and 12/11 Rickshaw Stop, SF.

Comparable to the first time we heard Kate Bush, back in the day, Junie and the HutFriends’ “The Witches” is equal parts groove and outer space transmission.  “Junie and the HutFriends is an art pop musical in a dumpster fire”… so sayeth the Pittsburgh unit’s Bandcamp  bio, and we’ll roll with that….

Foxhall Stacks passes the resume test, with  Jim Spellman (Velocity Girl), Bill Barbot (Jawbox), Brian Baker (Minor Threat), and Peter Moffet (Government Issue) on board. Needless to say, it’s a DC situation. Their single Copy of a Copy of a Copy of a Copy is two tracks with a power pop bent, but a turbo boost: “Turntable Exiles” and “Law of Averages”, out now on Snappy Little Numbers.

Finishing up with one of this year’s sleepers, Moss Jaw hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan. We’ve been spending some quality time with their April LP Embody, out on Already Dead Records. Hewing to a classic precision-indie template reminiscent of Fear of Men or Phosphene, it’s stuffed full of gems, with “What’s Your Composition” being our cut of choice.

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