The fine folks at the Fork have been uncovering all kinds of new music for you to check out. It’s hard for anybody to listen to everything, so we handpick the stuff that might appeal to the GLONO reader…whatever that means. Listen for yourself and let us know what you think.
Here’s our latest roundup of the good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:
• Dum Dum Girls – “Heart of Stone” [Raveonettes cover]
• Emily Jane White – “Liza”
• Girls – “End of the World” [Skeeter Davis cover]
• The xx – “Islands (CHLLNGR Remix)”
Lots more below…
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Girls – Album (True Panther)
Too often, when you hear a story that tears at your heartstrings, the empathy overtakes any of the faults the person—or in this case, an album—may have. We champion those who have is worse than us, and rightfully so. Those tales of overcoming adversity remind us to appreciate the blessings we may be carelessly taking for granted.
I bring this up because Christopher Owens, the frontman for Girls, has had a pretty tough road up to this point and the mere fact that he’s alive, let alone making music, is amazing. His story, a tale of religious cults, dysfunction, homelessness, and ultimately a rebirth into a life of creativity, should indeed be something to share. There’s plenty of inspiration to taken from his past and his is a story worth repeating.
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