Pressing Concerns: Soft on Crime, The Men, Rock Against Bush, Equipment Pointed Ankh

Welcome to the first Pressing Concerns of February! Today, we’re looking at new albums from Soft on Crime, The Men, and Equipment Pointed Ankh, as well as a split release featuring Wish Kit, New You, Mo Troper, and Gnawing. Rosy Overdrive’s January 2023 Playlist went up earlier this week, so check that out as wellContinue reading “Pressing Concerns: Soft on Crime, The Men, Rock Against Bush, Equipment Pointed Ankh”

The Playlist Archives: January 2018

I’ve been meaning to go into my playlist archives again for a while, and early January seems like a good time to do it. So: we’re skipping back half a decade, looking at what music I was listening to in January of 2018. It appears that it’s mostly 2017 albums that I discovered through year-endContinue reading “The Playlist Archives: January 2018”

Rosy Overdrive’s Top 100 Albums of 2022 (25-1)

Here it is! Rosy Overdrive’s 25 favorite albums of 2022, revealed today along with albums 50 through 26, and coming a day after albums 51 through 100. Needless to say, these are all great records. You simply can’t go wrong with any of them. It was a three-record race for number one; I’m satisfied withContinue reading “Rosy Overdrive’s Top 100 Albums of 2022 (25-1)”

Rosy Overdrive Label Watch 2022

Rosy Overdrive has long been vocal about its love of small, independent record labels. They’ve consistently been a key way to find good, varied, new-to-me music, and they remain a valuable, people-based resource for music discovery in an age where the “industry” is openly trying to steer us away from such things. I’ve been thinkingContinue reading “Rosy Overdrive Label Watch 2022”

New Playlist: August 2022

Happy September! That means it’s time for Rosy Overdrive’s August playlist. Some of these songs will be familiar to readers of the blog, some will not be, but all of them are worth checking out. So, do so! Kiwi Jr., Mo Troper, Tall Dwarfs, First Rodeo, Home Blitz, and Dogbreth all get two songs onContinue reading “New Playlist: August 2022”

Pressing Concerns: Mo Troper, Lou Turner, Dummy, S. Raekwon

The first Pressing Concerns of the month looks at new albums from Mo Troper and Lou Turner, a new EP from S. Raekwon, and a compilation of two older EPs from Dummy. September 2nd appears to be a stacked release date–I’m not done with it yet, so look for a few records coming out thisContinue reading “Pressing Concerns: Mo Troper, Lou Turner, Dummy, S. Raekwon”

New Playlist: July 2022

The Rosy Overdrive July 2022 playlist is here! A host of new music (but previously-touched on and thus far untouched on the blog), some selections from my 1980 exploration, and a couple random tunes, as always. Lee Bains III + The Glory Fires, Friendship, New You, Fox Japan, Gordon M. Phillips, and Perennial all haveContinue reading “New Playlist: July 2022”

Rosy Overdrive’s Top 100 Albums of 2021 (25-1)

Hello, readers! This is it–the final twenty-five records in Rosy Overdrive’s 100 favorites of the year. More context can be found in the first post if needed, but let me just say: these albums are all phenomenal. I loved more records this year than any other in a long time, and these 25 I lovedContinue reading “Rosy Overdrive’s Top 100 Albums of 2021 (25-1)”

New Playlist: October 2021

The Rosy Overdrive monthly playlist is back! It’s the October edition this time! This one is very good, in my opinion! You will find plenty of new music here, as well as a few discoveries from my 1996 deep dive, and a couple of miscellaneous tracks. Artists with multiple tracks this time around: Mo TroperContinue reading “New Playlist: October 2021”

Pressing Concerns: Mo Troper, Mythical Motors, Molly O’Malley, Boyracer

The Last Pressing Concerns of October is upon us! This incredibly spooky, hook-heavy edition looks at the latest full-lengths from pop song machines Mo Troper, Mythical Motors, and Boyracer, as well as a new EP from an up-and-comer, Louisville’s Molly O’Malley. If you’re looking for more new music, you can browse previous editions of PressingContinue reading “Pressing Concerns: Mo Troper, Mythical Motors, Molly O’Malley, Boyracer”