Welcome to the Monday Mix, where each week we highlight three standout songs debuting on the opbmusic broadcast.
Spoon - “No Bullets Spent”
For the past three decades, Spoon has been arguably the most consistent rock band in the world. In that time, they’ve churned out nine critically-acclaimed albums with more than a handful of standalone hits. So, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that they are set to release a greatest hits album later this year. “Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon” is due out of July 26 via Matador Records. Never ones to rest on their laurels, this 13 song compendium also includes a new song from group called “No Bullets Spent.” You can catch Spoon at the George Amphitheater in George, Washington, on July 13.
Devendra Banhart - “Kantori Ongaku”
Freak folk troubadour Devendra Banhart is back with his first new music since 2016’s “Ape In Pink Marble.” The forthcoming album, “Ma,” features contributions from Cate Le Bon, Vashti Bunyan, and long-time Banhart collaborator Noah Georgeson, and is set for release on Sept. 13 via Nonesuch Records. The record’s quirky lead single, titled “Kantori Ongaku,” means “country music” in Japanese. And while, confusingly, it may sound more like ‘70s pop than anything from the Americana canon, the song is an absolute ear worm. Devendra Banhart plays Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 18.
Frankie Cosmos - “Windows”
Frankie Cosmos will release their new album “Close It Quietly” on Sept. 6 via Sub Pop Records. If the song “Windows” is any indication, the follow up to their excellent 2018 album “Vessels” will not disappoint fans. The track features incredibly catchy interplay between guitarist and lead singer Greta Kline and drummer Luke Pyenson and is accompanied by a music video that was directed by Eliza Doyle and Kline (who is the daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates). Frankie Cosmos play Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 3 at Wonder Ballroom.