Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Four For the Fourth: Mushroom Ceviche

Poem for America

Well America, we made it another year.
For a time there I wasn't sure you could do it what with all the people who seem to be willing to sell you to highest bidder.
But you hiked up your bootstraps,
pulled your red, white and blue bloomers tight
and drug yourself across the finish line.
You may be battered and bruised but,
at least for now, you are still standing.

In honor of you and your ever remaining hereness, I am spending the day basting a sh** ton of mushrooms in lime juice and calling it a Ceviche.

Here's the four songs that will accompany that yummy textural conundrum:

MR. RUSSIA can best be described with the following math equation: Bass + Drums - Guitar. His work is designed to show how much can be done with only a tight rhythm section and cantankerous. MR. RUSSIA's new album, Big Noise, is scheduled for release on August 18th. One of the two singles that have already reached the internet is "Bang Bang Romance." Check it:

The video:

LA-based riot pop act WASI released an EP back in May. The EP, called Coup, features a collection of songs that are about finding the power within oneself as well as within activism and community. As a staunch supporter and participant in LGBTQ/feminist causes, perhaps nothing speaks louder this 4th of July.

Here's the video for "Floor Talk." It follows a group of all female sky divers as the fall towards the ground.

Just the sounds:

Disco Fries are back and serving up a delicious summer helping of their seasoned dance music. The track, "Reckless" combines smooth drums with seamless melodies and the powerful vocals of Jared Lee. "Reckless" comes from the Fries' forthcoming EP, DF, which is due out later this summer.

And finally, the Tambo Rays. The band says about new single "Always Down": "'Always Down'" is an uplifting song written about being there for a friend going through dark times. While holding a strong, loving space, all we could do was acknowledge their sadness and bare witness, gently knowing we're always there." America definitely needs to hear that sometimes. Now is probably one of them.