A slightly larger playlist this week, as my pool of songs to share has grown and there will likely be no list next week as I enjoy my spring break. Bad weather in Siesta Key could always change that.

“Heavy Heart” – Bartees Strange
Strange’s debut album was terrific and showed great promise. This first peek at what most assume will be his second album shows incredible growth. Strange is officially one of the most exciting voices in modern music.

“A Portrait of Sylvie Vertan” – The Natvral
Kip Berman continues his impressive and total reinvention since leaving The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. But damn if it isn’t hard to search for info about his new band, as every search engine refuses to recognize that “V” and replaces it with a “U”.

“Fear of the Dawn” – Jack White

“Masquerade” – Beach House
BH’s recent double album Once Twice Melody is one of the best reviewed releases of 2022. I listened to it once. It is very Beach House-y, which I suppose is good but I just couldn’t handle 18 tracks of that. This is one of the few songs that jumped out at me, and I’ve been listening to quite a bit on its own.

“The Funhouse” – Francis of Delirium
Another hot-as-shit track with heavy ’90s overtones from FoD. They are now on my radar.

“Florida” – Wild Pink
Hoping for easy travel, good weather, and behaving kids so our week goes about as easy as this song.

“Lights On” – Hatchie
The releases from Hatchie’s upcoming album keep getting better. This is the first one where you can hear a lot of her old sound, which had a lot more Dream Pop to it. And which I loved, making this my favorite of her new songs (so far).