We've reached the Top-20 of my favorite songs of 2018! Today's selection comes from BODEGA. They're a five-piece post-punk band out of Brooklyn, New York. When lead-singers Ben Hozie and Nikki Belfiglio first formed the band in 2016 they created wrote down a few rules including: "No references to garage rock;" "No glam rock;" "No distorted power chords;" and "No fluff." They also have a rule about "No Pizzacore," meaning no writing songs about eating pizza and smoking weed. So far they haven't broken that rule (as far as I know...)
"Endless Scroll" is the debut album from BODEGA. It was released in June and I'm going with the very entertaining lead single, "How Did this Happen?" Featuring Hozie rattling-off sardonically-sharpened quips railing-on just about every level of consumerism, it'll leave you quietly slipping-away to dispose of your Starbucks cup before someone sees you with it."How Did this Happen" checks-in at #20 on my Lights-Camera-30 playlist!
Today's photo is from one of our daily helicopter-routes into downtown Boston along U.S. Route-1. The Rumney Marsh is part of the city of Revere, Massachusetts and often presents us with stunning imagery just prior to sunrise.
Although I'd like to think I have a huge library of music both physically and in my head, some things just slip past me. When I first heard today's selection for the Anniversary-30 playlist come-out of my radio last Spring, I thought the song was brand-new. As it turns-out it was 20-years-old! Boards of Canada is a downtempo electronic duo formed in Scotland by brothers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin. Their unique brand of electronica features deliberately-altered equipment (such as de-tuned synthesizers,) unusual distortion, and heavy use of sampling. "Music has the Right to Children" is the debut LP from Boards of Canada. It won praise from critics upon its release 20-years ago in 1998 and has inspired many other electronic artists ever since. The band was fond of sampling audio from the children's TV shows they had watched when they were kids and this song features audio-samples from "Sesame Street." It's called "Aquarius" and it's just been added to the Anniversary-30 playlist. Happy listening! -Kristen