Today marks the release of Tim Heidecker’s Another Year in Hell: Collected Songs from 2018 EP out via Jagjaguwar Records. This is a follow up to Heidecker’s 2016 EP, Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker’s Trump Songs. His subtle yet sharp satire pushes forward the soft melodies.
Methal Al Hammadi and her music is the product of the Arab revolution and riots known as the Arab Spring. But the cultural liberation and freedom of expression that was sought through the Arab Spring has been farcical, in that it has been incomplete. Methal’s dislocation to Montreal, Canada is an example of that.