The new music I have been listening to is bardcore which is taking a great song and playing it with instrumentation of the medieval age. They are getting pretty extensive with it by having linguists recreate the lyrics in an ancient language while still keeping the rhyme and the meaning intact. There are some good renditions of Immigrant song with in Old Norse. I really like what these nerds are doing. The nerdier ones match the theme of the song and its subject matter to the type of instruments or vocal style/language/age used. But in terms of contempary music I always look to the north of Mexico where Plastilina Mosh are from where lots of bands from the country go to play. When music scene goes south here in LA it literally means the scene has moved to northern Mexico. Monterey and Mexicali and Rosarito and places in between all have hotbeds of a certain type of classic early rocknroll with a picaresque edge and plenty of rogue spirit. Like Richie Valens energy. I have been talking about Vikings lately so I will start with these lol. But if you really want to get contemporary this is from earlier this year. This song was an internet hit and its great. And the lyrics are exactly what I experienced when I spent a summer in the highlands of Mexico at 17 and found heaven. Right away I saw how much better a life of paradise can be had with a lot less money and a lot less stress without any soul sucking work. Ok those songs are meta on the verge of being almost a parody. But not in a bad way either. You want to know a new thing? The dead fruit trees are all producing again. Avocados are coming in from various trees and the Cherimoyas and Sapotes too. Lots of other fruit finally growing again. I think maybe it coulda been that the local trees smelled that sweet smell of colitas and it attracted the birds and the bees that needed to get the bushes and the trees to bring forth good fruits. I hadn't had that spirit here since 2000 and 9.