Continuing with what I started yesterday. This next pair of albums both came out in the spring, and brought vastly different vibes and coastal mentalities to its soundtrack. From California, Father John Misty, the stage name of former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman, carried a late '60s/early '70s psychedelic throwback to a modern conclusion on Fear Fun.
Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Beach House were cooking up their fourth, Bloom, with electronic landscapes that paid a nod to the 1980s.
Former morning DJ on Lightning 100, an independent radio station in Nashville, WEQX, in Southern Vt/Albany NY, and WQBK-FM in Albany. My fascination with music started with Nancy Sinatra and Tom Lehrer (thanks, Dad) and continues with today's young upstarts and others who push the art forward, sometimes swimming upstream.