One of the most criminally overlooked back of the past few decades is Trashcan Sinatras. While they may have slipped past the mainstream, their devout following has kept them creating excellent songs that make excellent albums. And I don’t mind saying that their newest, Wild Pendulum, is their best yet. In fact, it’s in my top 10 of the year.
There are few better pop craftsmen than Teenage Fanclub. Their harmonies and bright riffs have been causing smiles around the globe for over a quarter century now and a new album is always welcome. Their latest, Here, is the first since 2010 and showcases a band who hasn’t lost a bit of their edge or talent. I spoke with Normal Blake by phone on what happened to be the day after Brexit for a great conversation on both music and politics.