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wild nothing | to know you | tv queen
The new material by Wild Nothing is a little bit different this time around and a whole lot interestingly beautiful. Jack Tatum has tickered with the formula (if there ever really was one in the first place) and if the tracks To Know You and TV Queen are any indication then I am can’t wait to here the other 9 tracks on his Life of Pause album which drops February 19th courtesy of Captured Tracks. Peace. Read more »
Marvel films keep getting better and the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War is the kind of tease fans both love and hate. We love it Because it more than sufficiently whets our collective appetites for what will be. But the flip side of the coin is the waiting game. Come on May can you like be here tomorrow? I am also loving how many of the plot lines are weaving into a nice tapestry. The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Antman both left us with a delicious hint of more to come. And this one, well I can’t wait to see and experience it at a theater near me soon. Isn’t May right after Christmas. I wish. Peace.
Producer Fantastic Mr Fox gets your blood moving with the track On My Own Feat. Denai Moore. The song is mananges to be chill and upbeat in one fail swoop. How’s that for musical multitasking? On Your Own Feat. Denai Moore is out now courtesy of Black Acre Records. Along with the B-Side track Broke. Peace. Read more »
London-based Nadine Khouri is stronger than you think. Her’s is a musical strength born out of vulnerability and a penchant for bearing her soul. Not for the sake of it, but to connect us to her beautiful truth, a painful past and her optimistic creativity. Her latest release, “You Got A Fire,” reads more like self-observation than anything else. Here, Nadine’s style is sparse, almost bare bones (reminiscent of her beautifully haunting song To Sleep). Nadine’s is a singing voice caught in the low-branches where a soul can reach it. This is song as asylum, and you’ll hang in a tangle, the last leaf fluttering upon her comforting wind. The single, You Got A Fire is out now courtesy of One Flash Records. Make sure to look for Nadine’s full album Lost Continents in 2016. Peace. Read more »
Nashville, TN band Kaptan release more love into the world with their latest single Way Out. This one is as effervescent as it is prettily adorned with shimmery pop vibrancy. Personally it is my hope all of these singles are going to commune, frolic and amalgamate into a mighty fine album some time soon. But until then we’re all baited breath over this way. Peace. Read more »
Ghanaian shooting star Jojo Abot splices soul atoms with facets of a spirited Afro Funk, electronica and aspects of alt pop. Her’s is a sound as old as the revolutions of the sun. These songs are the needful pull of the moon whispering in your ears. Wisdom spun from the flesh and blood of a beauty as illuminating as the yawning and combined light of galaxy strewn stars. Yet, Ms. Abot simultaneously comes across fresh as morning dew with her fearless heart on her sleeve. I cannot stop listening and why should I? With music this good and magical, coming away not impressed and wanting more isn’t really an option. Check out the Fyfya Woto EP after the jump. Peace. Read more »
Chicagoan Andrew Bird (and his adroit fiddle play) has a way of delivering a song that makes it both familiar and endearing. How he pulls off such feats is beyond my reckoning. But that’s okay, my ears and I are alright with a few unsolved mysteries in the universe. As of late though I have been wanting to hear Andrew Bird’s music more often than not. Pulaski At Night is the perfect example and it is easy to understand why this song remains a bright and melancholy ray of light in Andrew Bird’s ever substantial musical oeuvre. I have even been known to call up the local college radio station to request his songs. Something about listening to your favorite odes in-between point A and point B, the music you enjoy listening to somehow suspends the distance between going to and arriving there. Droll I know, but if you’re amused by my nerdy music antics don’t be. Spend some quality time entertained by Mr. Bird’s music. That’ll set your right. Read more »
Let’s face it if your beloved music is passing through the back water custom’s house of sub par speakers you are missing and that’s some disrespectful bull crap. Yup. I said it. You got to respect the music. If this rings truer than true then put your money where you mouth is and do right by your music. The new Sonos 5 does for your music what good tires do for your car, or good bread for your sandwich. You get the picture, now get the sound. It’s all about the music! Read more »
Cage The Elephant have not arrived. And any good band (which they are) worth the time of day doesn’t often reach an ultimate destination. Ever. What Cage The Elephant is doing is evolving. They’ve taken years of experience and influence then ran it through the personal emotions and idiosyncratic synapses of a crew of four and out the other side comes Tell Me I’m Pretty the fourth release of Matt Schultz-helmed quartet from Bowling Green, Kentucky. The band drops the first single Mess Around and it’s frantic kit and boodle that’ll enliven a room, a car or the dusty thoughts a pint just cant dampen. Word is the track Mess Around was inspired by the OukKast. That sounds like an explanation I’d like to hear. Also, Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) produces and even lends guitar duties. Looking forward to the album drop? Me too. Tell Me I’m Pretty hit the streets December 18th courtesy of RCA Records. Peace. Read more »
Not much to say. because the little known artist (that’s going to change) identified only as dvsn has piqued our interest in the most provocative way. So far it’s only a double dose of authentic soulfulness on full display. The couplet of which I speak, With Me and the slow hot pulse of The Line. Actually, there is a lot to say and so… Read more »