Friday Five: The Kelseys, S.U.N., Prhyme Numbers, Lonely Hearts, JTC


Friday Five 01-01-2020

Friday Five is where we highlight music by Washtenaw County-associated artists.

This week features pop courtesy The Kelseys, hip-hop from S.U.N., jazz via Prhyme Numbers, indie rock by Lonely Hearts, and techno from JTC.

The Kelseys, "Little Satellite"
The sixth and final single of 2020 by this Ann Arbor trio is maybe one of its most stripped-down tracks yet. But it's still elegant and catchy guitar-and-electronics pop.

S.U.N., For You, Make Radiant Room
The eighth album by this veteran Ypsi rapper—his first was in 1998—finds his mellow flow as inspired as ever on these 28 tracks.

Prhyme Numbers, Prhyme Numbers Session
I can't find any info about this quirky quartet that features sax, guitar, bass, and drums. The music is a little bit funky, a little bit avant-garde, and pretty mellow. Released on Ypsilanti's Belch Recordings label.

Lonely Hearts, Dixboro Road
Local references abound on this Ypsi-Arbor lo-fi indie-rock trio's debut, from the cover photo of North Washington Street in Ypsilanti to the song title "Ypsilanti Blues" as well as the album's name to name but a few.

JTC, "Creal Returns"
The fifth and final in a series of 2020 techno singles by Ann Arbor's Tadd Mullinix under his JTC handle.

Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.