The year was 2003. Americans spent their days rocking out to nü-metal and their nights obsessing over the dramatic lives of good looking white people on TV dramas like “The OC”. Perhaps no song captured the spirit of 2003 like Reggae upstart Sean Paul’s infamous booty shaking anthem “Get Busy.”
Holiday music can be a drag. Every year, the same songs, the same singers… and then there’s the jingling. SO. MUCH. JINGLING. That’s why we’ve been searching the vaults for cool, unique holiday tunes that everyone isn’t already sick. We’ll be playing some new takes on old standards, as well as original tunes that explore some of the darker themes of the season. Check out this delightfully bleak track by Glasgow based artists Nieves.
It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since the release of Radiohead’s previous LP, “The King of Limbs”. And in the case of Radiohead, time really does fly when you’re having fun! If by “fun” you mean experiencing intense feelings of alienation, ennui and a general sense of apprehension about the entirety of human existence. On Radiohead’s new LP “A Moon Shaped Pool”, these seasoned British art-rockers have stormed back to release another musical opus, filled with anthemic jams, hook-laden pop, and funky beats galore.
LOLZ, jk ya’ll—this is Radiohead. They are still completely freaking miserable.
We recently found out that not only was Johnny Cash very passionate about standing up for Native American rights, but that he wrote a concept album about it in 1964, before the concept of a “concept album” was even a thing. Here’s a neat write up about it, and some information about the PBS documentary that was just released about it and the making of the “Bitter Tears” tribute album that was recorded a few years ago with contributions from Kris Kristofferson, Emmy Lou Harris and more. Check it out, and check out the video below.
The day we learned there’s a group doing Spanish language covers of classic Morrissey songs was the day we wondered how we ever lived in a world that *didn’t* contain such a thing. Introducing Mexrrissey, a Morrissey-tribute supergroup featuring members from Mexican Institute of Sound and Calexico. Here’s their cover of Suedehead.
Welcome to the brand new Briar 92.7FM website! Right now, there’s not much here, but that will change in the near future. Feel free to poke around, kick the tires and do whatever it is people do with widgets.
Watch this space!