On their eighth LP Wave, Patrick Watson (the man) is figuring out how to stay afloat as personal tragedy and loss threaten to drown him in an ocean of hopelessness and despair. Lush, sophisticated, and at times transcendent, Wave isn’t just Patrick Watson’s (the band) best album, its ability to speak to not just personal pain, but the existential threats many are facing in 2019 make it a late entry in the race for one of best albums of the decade.
Atlanta's Mastodon, arguably the kings of modern metal, are back with a crushing new album that cements their legacy as much as it catapults them into the future. After playing it straight for two albums, Emperor Of Sand is a return to the concept album, this time exploring some very real, and very close to home, battles with cancer. Andre and Marcus join Kevin in the basement to talk through this savage masterpiece from one of the fiercest bands in the land.
PLUS! Saltland aka Rebecca Foon is back with a sublime new LP entitled A Common Truth, and we've got a listen to its latest single to help you come down.