Kaarlo Stauffer

One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #29
Missy Elliott – I’m Better ft. lamb

Selected by Ville Kilpeläinen

Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Father John Misty returns with a new album in March, the first taste of which is ‘Pure Comedy’. This is FJM in pure Elton John mode (at least musically this could be off any early 1970s John album)  – that’s not a bad thing BTW. Lyrically, ‘Pure Comedy’ is another reminder that we are at the dawn of a new era of Trump inspired musical protest. For sure, I definitely approve. Nick Triani

Bash & Pop – On The Rocks

More than two decades later Tommy Stinson revives his post-Replacements project Bash & Pop. Stinson and band effortlessly deliver a heartfelt, Friday night rock’n’roll number. Sometimes it’s really this simple. Eduardo Alonso

Real Estate – Darling

Real Estate are back with their usual easy charm. ‘Darling’ continues their love affair with the ringing guitar sound of Felt, which in my book makes this worthwhile. Despite that aesthetic, this is the slightest of tunes. Nick Triani

Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse

Selected by Fiacha Harrington

Thundercat – ‘Show You The Way

Thundercat gets two soft rock icons (Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins) on his new track. Really looking forward to his forthcoming album Drunk which is out next month. Ville Kilpeläinen

Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles ft. Gucci Mane

Selected by Fiacha Harrington

Jamiroquai – Automaton

Not many things in life have sounded so cheesy and dull than Jamiroquai – and in this case specifically, like the cheapest karaoke Stevie Wonder. Sadly, someone has decided to inflict more on us and he’s still wearing something rubbish on his head. Nick Triani

Young Fathers – Only God Knows (available via the Spotify playlist)

Selected by Fiacha Harrington

Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales – Tearjerker

Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales have a new concept album Room 29 out in March. The concept is Room 29 at the Chateau Marmont – and the first track sounds very promising – Ville Kilpeläinen

Can – Paperhouse

Liebezeit. Translates as ‘lover of time’ RIP Jaki, drummer of Can, one of the biggest influences on the punks/post-punks I grew up digging. Billy Brentford

Fugazi – Waiting room

But I won’t sit idly by
I’m planning a big surprise
I’m gonna fight
For what I want to be

Selected by Karstein Volle

Julian Cope – Fear Loves This Place

I find it quite baffling how Julian Cope isn’t more recognized. Not enough space here to go into detail (a future article perhaps?) Anyway, ‘Fear Loves This Place’ is from his album that got him kicked off Island Records, Jehovahkill. It’s still a potent work and ‘Fear Loves This Place’ a real highlight. “We’re living one hell of a heaven” indeed. Nick Triani

Mott The Hoople – Roll Away The Stone

The most under-rated British group of the 1970s, Mott The Hoople lost their bass-monster last week. Rock in Peace Mr Overend Watts. Billy Brentford

Sparks – When Do I Get To Sing ‘My Way’

Sparks embracing the 1990’s.Kaarlo Stauffer

Wu-Tang Clan – Hollow Bones

For me, this remains the Wu Tang Clan’s supreme moment, and owes a lot of that to the Syl Johnson classic. Nick Triani

Kaarlo Stauffer

Stelvio Cipriani – Mary’s Theme

 See if you can guess what’s going on in the movie whilst this is playing. Billy Brentford

Desiigner – Tiimmy Turner

Selected by Fiacha Harrington

The 5th Dimension – Carpet Man

Before Ultra Bra, there was The Fifth Dimension. Of course, the Five D’s had the benefit of having Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro writing most of their smashers. ‘Carpet Man’ is as breezy as psychedelic pop ever got. Nick Triani

Boy George – The Crying Game

Selected by Kaarlo Stauffer

Lambchop – When You Were Mine

Selected by Fiacha Harrington

Syl Johnson – Is It Because I’m Black

Talking of Syl Johnson’s original, ‘Is It Because I’m Black’ is the saddest slice of soul you’re ever likely to hear. Dignified. Nick Triani

Bronski beat – Smalltown boy

Selected by Kaarlo Stauffer

New Order – Ceremony

One of the great debut singles and certainly the most exciting New Order have ever sounded (in a visceral sense). What’s more remarkable is the brittle guitar onslaught of ‘Ceremony’ was released in 1981. As well as setting a template for a sadder kind of indie rock (yes, Interpol or The Killers never sounded this good), ‘Ceremony’ remains a thrilling piece of rock n roll. Nick Triani

This week’s playlist was put together by: Billy Brentford, Nick Triani, Ville Kilpeläinen, Fiacha Harrington, Karstein Volle, Eduardo Alonso and Kaarlo Stauffer.

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