Consumer Guide: March, 2022
Haunting delicacy that clatters, queer noise-pop that's cleansing, a Malian feminist produced by an ex-punk, & a Romani horn band covering Bill Withers. Plus: songs from Trinidad, Lagos, & John Prine.
Benji. & Spillage Village: Smile, You’re Alive! (SinceThe80s) Candidly preachy, candidly sinful singer-lecturer epitomizes what Spillage Village is for—smart, humane musicians more appealing than compelling who deserve our attention (“East Side Bounce,” “Black Satin”) ***
Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (4AD) However impressive Adrie…