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New Music | November 2021 (E49)

Sunday nights when I was 15, 16 years old. There was a new music radio show that we could hear in Farmington Hills, MI… from up north in Canada. A two-hour new music show. We found Heaven 17. The Fixx. Early Thompson Twins. Big Country. All from this exciting show. I had a silver cassette boom box/radio that we used to record it. My sisters, Juliet and Heidi, and I all loved what we got from this station.

And so my mind turned, last week, to this experience 40 or so years ago as I was listening to Chris Bro’s show, All Things Next. I am not sure why it struck me that I MUST do a new music show… and NOW! Yet it did and I jumped into the project and the results were… just like Sunday nights in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Some Light Pop | An Epic Metal Saga

I tried to get the best of Chris Bro’s last four months of shows and jam it into one show… with some success, I think. But I’ll let you be the judge – you lucky dog – you get to listen to the work… right here:

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New Music | November 2021 (E49)
New Music | November 2021 (E49)
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Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean’s “Baby Don’t Cry” tackles hauntology, i.e. the constant presence of the past in the present day. From memories of listening to sad songs in the backseat of a car to hearing bad news on the radio, the New York band have the weight of history on their shoulders. That they chose to excise this feeling with a retro glam ballad of their own only adds layers to the nostalgic onion. 

Sunflower Bean is an American rock band from Glen Head, New York and Brooklyn founded in 2013. The band consists of Julia Cumming (bass, lead vocals), Nick Kivlen (guitars, backing vocals), and Jacob Faber (drums). The group has released two albums, Human Ceremony (Fat Possum Records, 2016) and Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop Music, 2018).

Sunflower Bean

The Playlist – New Music | November 2021

Tracks included in order of appearance.

SongArtist / AlbumYear
ChangeThe War On Drugs / Change2021
ChapstickCoin / Chapstick2021
Billy Goodbye Franz Ferdinand / Billy Goodbye2021
Break Our FallDispatch / Break Our Fall2021
Baby Don’t CrySunflower Bean / Baby Don’t Cry2021
EasyCollege Level / Class Act Shit Show2021
Pretty Girl in LA.girlhouse / the girlhouse2021
Never Let Me DownThe RT’s / The RT’s2021
Old JoyHaunted Shed / Faltering Light2021
Blame GameBeach Bunny / Blame Game2021
Have You Lost Your Way?Lucero / When You Found Me2021
Across That Fine LineNation of Language / Across That Fine Line2021
Every Window is a MirrorJoywave / Every Window is a Mirror2021
Playlist: Chris Bro, PJDJ

A PLAYLIST NOTE – New Music | November 2021

Much of this music is from brand new bands. My suggestion – get to know their full records on Spotify. I hope this show provides you with a little bit of inspiration to stay in tune with today’s new music scene.

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I want to share my appreciation for you. For listening with an open mind. For comments and thoughts. For advice and suggestions. I am very pleased to go on these musical journeys each week knowing you are there to appreciate stand-out music from inspired musicians.

New Music | November 2021 (E49)

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PJ

DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Clay Purdy

    Really good shit here PJ. Some new finds for me. Thanks!

  2. Mary

    Love this!!! Love all these new songs!!!

  3. Foxy (Adelaide)

    This is really amazing PJ!!!

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