Scottish indie band Close Lobsters, who appeared on NME's famed C-86 cassette, released Post Neo Anti -- their first album in 32 years -- back in February, and it picks right up where they left off. It's a record full of jangly guitars, melodic basslines and big hooks. You can stream the whole thing below.
Unfortunately, the "Let's Make Some Plans" band had most of their 2020 plans canceled, like everybody else, thanks to COVID-19. But we checked in with frontman Andrew Burnett to see what's kept him entertained these last few months. He sent us a few lists, starting with a playlist of songs, including Bob Dylan's "A Murder Most Foul," which he says "works equally well as a font for philosophical reflection and as an accompaniment to cooking." He's also been consuming "the transcendental poetry of Frank Ocean in its entirety." The playlist also includes songs from Nick Cave, Sigur Ros, the late Andrew Weatherall, and more. Check that out below.