Musical Rumblings: Spring Will Be A Little Great This Year

>>> You know, we hate to harp on you, but for real: Birdie Busch‘s new album, Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night, is next-level not-even-friendrock-good-but-for-REAL-good, and if “These Banks,” the new song/video from said record does not put a little sun into your heart on this gray, gray day, then there is just no talking with you. [BirdieBusch]

>>> Meanwhile, Cool Cocoon, the new one from perennial faves and recently New Yorker-approved The Spinto Band, isn’t out until next week, but you can hear that jam on Spotify now. [NewYorker/SpintoBand/Spotify]

>>> And finally, those spring/summer concert announcements are starting to roll in. Just announced: Blissed-out country rockers Phosphorescent, whose new LP Muchacho is out in March (listen to “Song For Zula” here), hit Johnny Brenda’s on 3/25; meanwhile, the first summer concert at The Mann has been announced, and it’s She & Him (featuring that actress you used to like and that guy who should really be Poet Laureate of the United States Of Wisely Stoned America) and Camera Obscura on July 9th. Tickets go on sale Friday 2/15 at 10AM. [YouTube]