“Julie’s Place” by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

This has been an incredible year for music and the year-end lists are coming.  Here’s a great song and band that might’ve flown under your radar.


And here is the entirety of my best songs of 2017 (thus far) Spotify playlist which continually has changed throughout the year as new ones are released:


Let me know if there are any glaring omissions in the comments section!

– MCG.



West Coast Wednesday: “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar

Might as well throw the song and video of 2017 into this West Coast Wednesday mix.  Kendrick is the king right now, and if it wasn’t a sure thing before this lead single to the new album dropped, it was after.


– MCG.

La Vida Continua by Dead Hero

This is an incredibly fun album by a punk band from Bogota, Columbia.  Punk en Español sung by a female vocalist?!  How can you not love that?  Their album is out for purchase mid-November but you can stream it now at their bandcamp site:


– MCG.


“Little Dark Age” by MGMT

MGMT have just released their promising new single and title track for their upcoming album “Little Dark Age”.  Hopefully this album will be a return to the magical form of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations.


– MCG.

Relatives in Descent by Protomartyr

I’ve been listening to this album nonstop since it came out yesterday.  I’m a big fan of their previous two efforts but I think they really got everything to click with this one.  It’s perfectly controlled chaos.  It builds and crashes out of nowhere.  It’s the feeling of rolling down a mountain with no brakes while laughing uncontrollably.  It’s thrashable and it’s danceable at the same time.  This is a master class in post-punk.

Stream Strange Places by METZ

NPR is killing the game today.  How can I listen to all these great albums at once?!  If you weren’t ready to kick enough asses after that Chelsea Wolfe, METZ have you covered.  Speaking of covered, I love the album art for this.


– MCG.

Stream Hiss Spun by Chelsea Wolfe

NPR is coming with the heat this morning; first GY!BE and now you can also stream Chelsea Wolfe’s new album Hiss Spun.  Time to get heavy.


– MCG.

Stream Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The new album Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You! Black Emperor comes out next Friday (09.22.17) but it is up to stream in full right now on NPR:


I’m excited to dig into this, going to wait until I get home tonight so I can blast it on some good speakers.

 – MCG.