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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Grouplove, Real Estate, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Keeton Coffman

Catfish and the Bottlemen: Showtime

Van McCann and his crew are back with this single, their first release since the 2019 album The Balance. "Sometimes when the thing you love is right in front of your eyes / Don’t blink or you’ll miss/ Showtime" he sings in the chorus of what NME calls an "anthemic track along a booming medley of percussion and jangly guitars."

Grouplove: Chances

Image by Brantley Gutierrez
This single follows the LA band's 2023 album I Want It All Right Now and comes as they launch a cross-country tour. Their press release says "With the band’s vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper at the helm, the new offering is an overstimulated, hallucinogenic, aggressive singsong." Can't disagree. 

Real Estate: Market Street

The New Jersey-based band led by Martin Courtney just released its sixth album, titled Daniel (which might or might not have to do with being helmed by Nashville producer Daniel Tashian). We've been playing the advance single "Water Underground," and now we're dropping track 10 into our New Music bin. AllMusic writes that the song taps into a "combination of existential uneasiness and reflective joy," which we say is summed up by the refrain: "Things don't seem right / Bathed in sunlight / I feel uptight."

Hurray for the Riff Raff: Alibi

Band leader Alynda Segarra says this track from the new album The Past Is Still Alive is "a plea, a last ditch effort to get through to someone you already know you’re gonna lose. It’s a song to myself, to my Father [who died last year], almost fooling myself because I know what’s done is done. But it feels good to beg. A reckoning with time and memory. The song is exhausted with loving someone so much it hurts.”

Keeton Coffman: Kathryn

It's great to hear new music from this very indie Texas singer-songwriter who has been in our mix since 2016. About this track he says: "Kathryn is the one who haunts you. And the hope that still guides you. She is both memories past, and mystery present. I was feeling very nostalgic about a certain someone when I wrote it… and the memories of her felt so visceral and real, that I’m honestly not even sure how I wrote the song. When we play it live, I lose myself in that moment every time."

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