We were particularly struck this week that Paul McCartney is reacquiring the Beatles’ catalog. Pretty cool! Apparently, the US Copyright Act allows him to reclaim the songs 56 years after their composition. Which means in 2072, any of the artists in this week’s countdown that sell off their songs can reclaim them. Here’s hoping they never have to get to that stage. In the meantime, though, they’re available for us all to enjoy!
10. The So So Glos – “Missionary”
“I am a man out on a mission,” frontman Levi Zaru (aka Aleksander) offers at the start of “Missionary”, the latest from The So So Glos. That’s clear from the tone in his voice and the huge chunky hook that comes not long later. But his mission is a decidedly self-aware one, despite the mindless head-bobbing that the song will incite. He’s “a mirror of God in a prime position” and then makes sure to let you know exactly what’s going to happen: “Here comes the chorus the kids can sing along.” Those jonesing for early Wavves, a more melodically-sung Art Brut, or even classic fare like The Boys will find something to like here. “Missionary” comes from the Glos’ upcoming Kamikaze, which will be released on May 20th via Votiv. –Adam Kivel
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