Oh no! I’ve gone Globalist?! Syria, Argentina, Poland, Finland, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico, UK and Australia all represented in this edition of the Fortnightly Playlist. Hmm… no African artists this time, but the list last week did have Tinariwen, and we’ll see what I come across next fortnight.
We start and end this list with Canadian artists. A mellow and meditative start with First Rain by Teen Daze, and high-energy, rock’n’roll end with North East South West by Japandroids. There’s a strong Canadian presence this time. Other high points include Utopia by Austra and new singles by Arcade Fire and The New Pornographers.
Tributes to both Prince and Bowie are here as well. Ted Leo’s cover of Heroes by David Bowie appears here, and Rogers Nelson by Argentina’s Morbo y Mambo refers to Prince’s full name.
Personal high points this time around were The New Pornographers, Brodka, Buscabulla, Lena Chamamyan and Conor Oberst.