Feb 3 – 7: My Weekly Sound Off gives you a glimpse of some of the most incredible tunes of the week. I keep a critical  eye for the most danceable, eclectic, interesting sounds that you may want to hear.  I hope you like them as much as I do….

Of course, the new Dum Dum Girls record full length LP “Too True” is at the very top of my list as the best release of the week. It’s psychedelic hazy melodic rock and big hooks delivers. It’s great follow up to the “End of Daze” EP which dropped in 2012.

1. This is Arthur Beatrice -“Midland” (Harvest Records): Smoky voice, piano dominant and ethereal sounding. Plus, it has clever guitar instrumentation with a sublime “Warpaint” feel. The tempo changes throughout with its beautiful shiny guitar chops. Absolute must listen of the week.

2. Saint Pepsi’s remix of this Beat Culture- Drifter song is bright, airy and downright funky. Whatever Saint Pepsi touches  is brilliant and intelligent music.

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Jon Crary is an avid music fan. Jon's roots are the late 70’s punk and the new wave scene, but his influences are early 70’s glam- Roxy Music and David Bowie. His tastes evolved in the 80’s to include his influences’ copiers – Japan, Duran Duran and New Order. He hosted a radio program where Echo and the Bunnymen and the Smiths were staples. Now, their legacy is well documented. Many people think he has great taste in music, and he actually has a good record collection. He is also a semi-musician having played the bass guitar in a French garage rock band. Now, you will see him enjoying the new music of this and the last decade…thanks to Interpol “Turn on the Bright Lights” album for which he will forever be grateful for revitalizing music for the new generation and old.