Something Old (Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers) & Something New (The Mad Caps & Triptides)

Happy Almost Friday my fellow music friends! Bruce from Some Velvet Blog here with another edition of Something Old & Something New. This week has been a great one on the interwebs with some fine new jams, so let’s get right to it:

Something New – Just in time for your summer mixtape, Indiana’s Triptides have a tasty new single out on Beachtapes that reminds me of the breezy AM pop of The Association, the earlier quaintness of Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers and – of course – the Beach Boys.

From Las Vegas come the garage rock/rockabilly/blues stylings of a duo called The Mad Caps. Their recent self-titled debut has been getting some mad spins around the Some Velvet Blog offices. Natch, they remind me a little of early Black Keys, but mostly I dig their Sun Records inspired Tav Falco/Jon Spencer Blues Explosion vibe.

Something Old – While we’re on the subject of Mr. Richman and the Modern Lovers, here’s a couple of my favorite early sides from an album that’s been long out of print and to this day remains one of my favorite by him.

Important In Your Life – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Here Come The Martian Martians – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Until next week…….

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