5 songs you need to hear this week: January 24, 2022
With another week left in January, it’s time for things to start picking up steam for big spring releases. Here is the first bit of that.1. PUP, Robot writes a love songTHE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND (Little Dipper/Universal)Recommended if you like: ALL CAPSPUP should release something new – the last full album was in 2019, which was followed by an EP in 2020 – so after teasing things a bit, they announced their fourth album. Slated for an April 1 release, they apparently spent five weeks recording the album in a bat-infested Connecticut house. The group says they became “more irrational” the further things went. Unable to hear the rest of the album. *Accessories (and thank you!) for PUP mentioning 102.1 in the lyrics of this song!2. Bob Moses, Love Brand NewThe Silence in Between (Astralwerks)RIYL: Boomy beatsBob Moses, the Grammy-nominated Canadian duo of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, preview their third album due out March 4. There’s more than a little New Romantic influence here – and the band admits to abusing Nine Inch Nails too. Tell me more. The story continues under ad 3. The Tragically Hip feat. Feist, It’s a Good Life If You Don’t WeakenSingle (Universal)RIYL: Memories of Gord Trending Stories You remember that performance from the 2021 Juno Awards, right? It was one of our first glimpses inside Massey Hall since renovations began. It was pretty much universally agreed that Gord would have really, really liked to see Feist take his place for the gig. We may never see anything like this again.4. Blonde Diamond, Red FlagsSingle (High Tide Music)RIYL: 70s RAWKSounds interesting: A Vancouver band made up of members of Hot Hot Heat, Fake Shark and Gay Nineties. They have already played with Mother Mother, Dear Rouge and Portugal. The man. The story continues under the Blonde Diamond · Red Flags5 ad. Rüfüs Du Sol, On My KneesSingle (Warner)RIYL: An 80s throwbackHere’s a haunting song by an Australian band who look like they (a)grew up listening to their parents’ 1980s technopop records, and (b ) spent a lot of time with Radiohead‘s Kid A album. I guess you can call what they do alternative dancing – and with good reason. I can imagine a remix of it being played in clubs. I found myself in a rat hole of their music after finding this new single. © 2022 Corus Radio, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.