(Half of a) Ten for Your Attention This Tuesday: 10/17/17

artemus at sun

What does a Ghost do when there’s more killer tunes to share than there is time in one’s life to write about such music?  You split the difference down the middle, and do an abridged Ten for Your Attention.  I am setting a goal for doing a full size one next week, as there were way too many great leftovers that I won’t be addressing today.  Gives you something to look forward to though, right?

We’ll start today’s edition off with the cover artist, Artemus.  I’ve known Art (aka Artemus) for several years, and he’s played a few acoustic shows of mine.  His new track, “White Noise”, came as something of a surprise to me.  The ominous sounding bass line subtly but effectively hooked me in.  The song continues to slowly simmer, and by the time Artemus’ vocals peak, it feels like the grittier side of Phil Collins’ voice.  This is a song that warrants multiple listens, as it such a genuinely interesting and intriguing listen.

The Birds of Night have flown back onto my music radar thanks to their new track, “Blacklight”.  The band always delivers with solid songs, but there’s an added urgency in this track.  Perhaps it’s the powerful percussion provided by Jon Aisner.  Whatever it is, “Blacklight” deserves its moment in the spotlight.

Need more local rock and roll to keep you going?  Perhaps you need to follow up the latest from Birds of Night with brand new Goodnight Ned.  When I last saw the band perform in August, there was a new vitality in the band’s song, and dare I say that they are stronger than ever.  Their new song “Gaslighting” gives just a taste of where the band is heading musically.

Ghosty nominated band The Prof. Fuzz 63 recently collaborated with Louisiana indie noise pop group The Ian Quiet Review for the song “Dayglo Legos”.  The garage pop stylings that one would expect from The Prof.Fuzz 63 remain intact.  Still, there’s a little deeper groove on the song, and it sounds the band well.

Finally, how about a road trip to Austin?  OK, so I’m not taking you on a literally road trip.  I am, however, going to share the latest track from Brandon Callies’ rock band, Screaming Thieves.  “Wandering Feet” is a dirty, fuzzed-out track that would have felt right at home in the early 2000’s, when bands like The Strokes, The Hives, and The Vines were all the rage.  Even in 2017, “Wandering Feet” is still a track that manages to show that rock and roll still is and always will be cool.

And that brings us to the end of this shortened edition of Ten for Your Attention This Tuesday.  Let’s do this again next Tuesday, shall we?  And if you have a recommendation for a song, Talk to the Ghost about it.

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