Multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, of both Pond and Tame Impala, released a new record under his solo GUM moniker early last month. The Underdog is Watson's fourth album as GUM and follows 2016's Flash in the Pan. Our song of the day is the early single "The Blue Marble." The song traverses the psychedelic pop landscape and comes with an equally trippy video directed by Alex McLaren from School Damage/ORB/The Murlocs, with assistance from frequent collaborator Sean McAnulty. Spending two months crafting and shooting the stop-motion clip, the video is incredibly impressive. The new record has been described by Watson as “evoking that sensation of triumph and that weird parallel universe feeling you get when the person that's not supposed to win, does.” The Underdog is out now on Spinning Top Music.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Basement" by Shy Boys, from the 2018 album Bell House on Polyvinyl Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "I'm Desperate" by BC Camplight, from the 2018 album Deportation Blues on Bella Union.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Wake Up The Night" by Chanti Darling, from the 2018 album RNB Vol. 1 on Tender Loving Empire.