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 Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Getting in a Van Again" by Fruit Bats, a 2018 single on Merge Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Ordinary Pleasure" by Toro Y Moi, from the 2019 album Outer Peace on Carpark Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Set a Course" by Telekinesis, from the 2019 album Effluxion on Merge Records.