With lush sounds and some of the smartest lyrics in recent memory, Father John Misty’s “I Love You, Honeybear” is an easy pick for this month’s New Music Notes.

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WORCESTER - Jacqueline P. Faulds, 83, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2019, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was born on Sept. 2, 1936, in Jamaica, Queens, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Thompson) Shannon. Jackie married Charles T. Faulds Jr. in August of 1957. He prede…

DELHI - Gerald L. Hall passed away Dec. 5, 2019, in Stamford. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main St., Delhi. Friends and relatives are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m., before the service.

ONEONTA - Ann L. Enright, 79, passed away Dec. 1, 2019, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. A complete obituary will follow. The funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Dec. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. Arrangements are with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Hom…

Recently I was worried about the decline of the guitar-driven band, so I am happy that this month’s New Music Notes brings just such a find. The first album by the Welsh quartet, Catfish and the Bottlemen, titled “The Balcony” was released in this country in January. While the music has ech…

There was a time when contemporary music was populated by guitar driven bands. But in the previous year, the trend to a greater diversity became apparent to this avid listener.

With songs of love and the the loss of illusion, “Too Bright” could be the breakout album for Seattle native Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius. The album demonstrates the songwriter’s successful exploration of a wider range of sounds than in his first two offerings. 

A Sunny Day in Glasgow released its fourth album in June, “Sea When Absent.” The band has been categorized as dream pop, but the sound is unique. The six members of ASDiG weave a work of art that seems to increase in complexity with repeated listening. The words, mostly song by Annie Fredric…

When it comes to drive and intensity, it would be hard to find a band that outshines White Lung. The Vancouver punk band released its third album, “Deep Fantasy,” in June. The songs are dominated by the intense vocals of lead singer Mish Way, who sounds like she listened to a lot of early Ho…