Week in review: January 20th-24th, 2014

In cased you missed it, here’s what was featured on the blog this week:

Monday: The 9th part in my continuing series recalling growing up listening to Sonic Youth. A tribute to the pivotal, and recently broken up progenitors of art-rock

In Memoriam Sonic Youth Part IX: “Washing Machine”

Tuesday: Paying tribute to one of the most important conductors of the 20th Century, the late Claudio Abbado, who passed away on Monday at the age of 83.

Remembering Claudio Abbado

Wednesday: New music from Athens, Greece based label Inner Ear. The dance pop of Fever Kids; the laid back garage-rock of Melt Mountain and the Decembrists/Neutral Milk Hotel-like music of Egg Hell.

Stream: New music from Inner Ear Records

Thursday: New music from White Fence collaborator Jack Name, and the dark pop of Yuri’s Accident.

Stream: New music from Inner Ear Records

Friday: The new album by Austin’s Abram Shook, “Sun Marquee,” covers a mix of genre’s with Shook’s virtuosic bass playing at the forefront.

Stream: New music from Inner Ear Records