It's done! Spring Break's finished! Get back to work! We've got one more month before the tour de force of finals and graduation, so let's make it one for the books with our swell additions to rotation this week.
Fat White Family just might be the savior of this unholy genre we call garage rock. Straight out of South London, Champagne Holocaust is an insanely diverse collection of hobo jams, channeling everything from Mazzy Star to Nick Cave to The Sonics in the span of a 3-minute song. More than anything, Fat White Family brings a much-needed sense of dirt into their garage sound, flailing and howling their way through these songs like a deranged band of mental patients.
Liars have built their career on consistently trying new things, and their new album, Mess , continues this with a new-found flair for balls-out dance music. Harking back to their early days of Brooklyn dance-punk, the songs on Mess are an upbeat change of heart from their 2012 album WIXIW while still maintaining that work's electronic sensibilities. After several albums of Liars diving deeper into their melancholic world, it's nice to see them loosen up and just have a good time.
Former local-boys StaG have released the wondrous Difference, a dreamy collection of art-pop nuggets that takes their earlier, more droney efforts into sweetly catchy new territory. These handsome men have also recently wrapped up a tour opening for the Naked and Famous, so you can bet you'll be hearing more of their fantastical exploits for years to come.
Sam Goldner is the music director at Radio 1190. Email him at email@example.com.