On This Day
1958 After receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany.
1967 The Doors appeared on the Murray the K show on WPIX-TV in New York City performing “People Are Strange” and “Light My Fire.”
1972 David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of his Ziggy Stardust world tour at the Music Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.
1990 Garth Brooks album No Fences entered the US album chart. It went on to become the biggest selling country album of all time and sold over 13 million copies in the first five years of release.
Brand New Music
Hiss Golden Messenger | Hallelujah Anyhow
What the album lacks in original musical ideas is made up by the incredible amount of charm and compassion. Upbeat Americana with this sentimental tone and a sort of blue-jeaned travelers ideal is rare when combined with conscientiousness and self reflection. There’s not much to digest musically but Hallelujah Anyhow remains an unqualified success.
Moses Sumney | Aromanticism
A revealing statement on love, be it platonic or romantic, Aromanticism is both hearfelt and heartbreaking all at once. Approaching the complexities of relationships with a quiet and powerful confidence, Sumney explores the concept of lovelessness in the 21st century in a way that hasn’t been captured to date. Candid and incredibly pensive, this is a ‘self-help tape’ of amazing depth and power.
Phoebe Bridgers | Strangers in the Alps
There’s a spooky ghost on the cover of this LP, and for good reason: this is a haunting experience. The melodies and sentiments linger long after the music ends, gripping the listener in a tension of vulnerability that usually takes singer-songwriters years (and multiple LPs to achieve). Pheobe Bridgers did this on her very first time out. The amazingly delicate fire in her voice places Bridgers in the same category as Angel Olsen when it comes to her brand of kicking lyrical angst.