[Music] Virus (Italy) – Eudaimonia

This was a very pleasant surprise.  Virus is, perhaps, not the best choice of band name only because there are so many great bands (including a legendary Austrian one I whose album I was listening to today) who share the monicker, but because it is about as far away from the music as possible.

The music claims to be influenced by bands like Sigur Rós, but I hear elements of New Order, some 80’s funk and pop, and a nearly shoegaze-meets-Gospel music feel.

Quite good!

[Music] Straitjacket Fits – She Speeds

Very sad news today.  Andrew Brough, guitarist of one of New Zealand’s coolest indie bands, Straightjacket Fits, passed away today.  His guitar work can be heard on She Speeds, perhaps the band’s masterpiece.

Flying Nun Records announced his passing on their Twitter feed.

2020 is shaping up to be a brutal year, isn’t it?