In Germany, Sunday is a government and culturally mandated day of rest. Regardless of what errands you may have, Sonntag Ruhezeiten says you need to keep it chill. With only a nagging hangover or the week ahead to ponder, we thought you might appreciate some music picks to get you through the week. Inspired by his Sunday malaise and altruistic nature, Ben Sharoni is pleased to present the first installment of the Sunday Edition.

Drugdealer – Fools

Michael Collins’ second album as Drugdealer, Raw Honey, was just released last month. He really seems to have a knack to gather talented groups of musicians to collaborate on his albums. In Raw Honey, he teams up with Weyes Blood (who just released her own album and it’s worth a listen) and Dougie Poole, a country musician, to create a pop-rock atmosphere inspired by Americana and Jazz. It probably sounds better with California weather, but it offers a nice nonchalant listen on a Sunday afternoon. If this tickles your fancy, you can catch him live on 21 May. 

Rejoicer – Heavy Smoke (feat. iogi¹)

The follow-up EP for Rejoicer, an Israeli producer, coming out on the L.A based label Stones Throw. Heavy Smoke has more energy to it than his last year’s debut release, Energy Dreams, which caught a lot of attention – it was embraced by Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 and was chosen for Album of the Day on Bandcamp Daily during release week. Last winter he performed at Gretchen as part of the Energy Dreams tour. Fingers crossed that we’ll have him here again soon.

¹ iogi – an Israeli musician, who released his debut album, The Ceiling, last year. On just a side note it’s a great piece, think of Beach House gone 60’s.  

The Fernweh – Sunrise

A Liverpool based trio composed of Jaime Backhouse, Ned Crowther and Austin Murphy, connected by their love to British Folk and Psychedelia. The self-titled debut album was released in November 18’ and was warmly received. Now they release a new EP Sunrise. They cover a 67’ recording by The Who, giving it a 21st century production and mastering. A new single usually indicates that there’s a new album coming, but with no official announcement, only time would tell.

Ben Sharoni is a Berlin-based writer and radio broadcaster, originally from Tel Aviv. He is also currently finishing his MA in philosophy and writing his thesis on ideology.