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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RALEIGH, N.C. - Nettie Hotalen Scarzafava passed away at 94, on Feb. 5, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was married to Francis Scarzafava and they raised their family in Oneonta. For many years she worked as a bookkeeper at Hartwick College. She retired to Florida, where she lived unti…

MILFORD - Committal services for Joseph R. Konchar, 91, who died April 20, 2019, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 21, in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Index. Arrangements are under the care of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.

COOPERSTOWN - Memorial services for Frances D. Page, 90, who died Dec. 14, 2018, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Christ Episcopal Church, River Street, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Dane E. Boston, rector, officiating. A reception in Christ Church Parish Hall will follow the servi…

ONEONTA - Terry D. Davidson passed away at his Oneonta home on May 30, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 22, at Treadwell United Methodist Church. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Lester R. Gru…

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…