SOTW: Swans

WEEK 3 Swans artist: Laura Carbone album: Sirens As former frontwoman of German electro-pop punk band Deine Jugend, Carbone kills it in her first solo album, where she forgets every electronic association, adds an extra layer of black eyeliner, and reaches deep into her 90s memories for this 145 bpm head-nodder. She channels 90s, but…

SOTD: Paul Is Alive

Thursday, Oct. 6 Paul Is Alive artist: EL VY album: Return to the Moon There’s a lot going on here. Reminiscences of a midwestern childhood, a reference to the Paul (McCartney) Is Dead urban legend, and catchy riffs in between all of this. Slick lyrics delivered by Matt Berninger’s luxurious baritone, interweaving a smart arrangement….