Consumer Guide: August, 2020

Voices as instruments, Miamians from the trenches, sex & romance from London & LA, and a utopian wish from Stoughton, Mass. Plus: pastoral mysticism, ebullient escapism, and old-school caterwauling.

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Arbor Labor Union: New Petal Instants (Arrowhawk) Call yourself a Labor Union and get my attention—Judas Labor Union, Butthole Labor Union, Peter Bjorn & Labor Union, Labor Union Iver, Labor Union Bridgers I’ll give you a shot. That’s why I kept digging for hooks in the unhurried rock mesh of this Georgia guitar band’s earlier albums. So when I found on…

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