As always, there are more good records than I can get around to writing about each year. So here are ten more from 2020 that I enjoyed but likely won't appear in Album Notes any time soon (in alphabetical order):
The Bright Light Social Hour – Jude Vol. II
Causa Sui – Szabodelico
Cold War Kids – New Age Norms 2
Haim – Women in Music Pt. III
The Heliocentrics – Infinity of Now
Hollow Ship – Future Remains
Klangstof – The Noise You Make is Silent
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas
Billy Martin – Thieves
Kevin Morby – Sundowner
That said, I'm withholding a couple from the list above that I will cover the next couple of weeks.
First, a shoutout is in order to my man Counton for recently turning me on to these guys. Frankie and the Witch Fingers, where have you been the last half decade of my life? Released in October, Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters... is the sixth album from the Indiana-founded, Los Angeles-based quartet.
Further research was needed to verify that no one named "Frankie" resides in the group. (They're named after singer Dylan Sizemore's cat.) The involvement of witch fingers can neither be confirmed nor denied, but there is definitely some kind of sorcery going on here. As one song segues to the next, the band plows through ten tracks, leaving delicious psych garage rock grooves for delirious listeners in their wake.
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