Sometimes an album comes along that completely and utterly surprises you, both in terms of what it is and how much you like it. What Cheer? Brigade is a brass act out of Providence that is hipster enough to cover a Brian Eno song but authentic enough to sound like it's making a modern approach on the regional influences that inform their sound. This is unlike almost anything else I've heard this year, and I pretty much spend a good deal of time looking for excuses to listen to this a lot of the time.
Songs of note: "Here Come the Warm Jets," "Black Cannon," "Punk Gratitude"