We’ve got another round-up of local albums from October 2017. Check back next month for even more local tunes and support our music scene.
Gov Club – Tuesday Nights
Local group Gov Club put this little album out back in May, but that isn’t gonna stop me from talking about it this late in the game. A “collection of love lines and lillypoems,” Tuesday Nights is a treat from beginning to end. The 12-track record is packed with quirky, entertaining melodies and lyrics pretty much anyone can enjoy — but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that there is some deeper meaning to these seemingly lackadaisical songs. It’s worth mentioning here that if you haven’t yet seen a Gov Club show live, well then you’re seriously missing out. Catch them at their next show, and if you like Tuesday Nights, pick up a copy.
MOYAMOYA – I Heart Jet Noise
I first heard about MOYAMOYA through a recommendation of good friend of mine. The post-punk band hasn’t released a full-fledged album for a few years, but since then, they’ve given us a ton of awesome singles to enjoy. I Heart Jet Noise is no different, adding another solid “digital 45” to their discography. The first track on here is MOYAMOYA at their best, but what’s really cool about this 45 is the collab with local rapper Willie Evans Jr., who does a remix on the flipside. You can pick this up on their Bandcamp, or wait for the physical release (via a cassette tape) later this fall.
Runner’s High – Update Me
In truth, I don’t know much about Runner’s High, but I discovered this little EP while doing my usual search for local music and felt it needed some attention. Dropped at the beginning of September, Update Me is a short collection of four captivating tracks in a sort of post-punk vibe. The style of Runner’s High reminds me a little of Cloud Nothings meets Speedy Ortiz, but don’t just take my impressions from it … go take a listen for yourself. This will be one group I’ll be watching to drop a full album in the future.