Got some classics, some wonderful new kids on the block, and some I will forget all about tomorrow. Enjoy:
Study in Blue from Paul Weller's 11th studio album Sonik Kicks
This Brit is know for fronting The Jam. I feel this should mean something to me. Especially considering Paul is 'Modfather' I feel completely out of the loop on this Brit chart topper damnit. I really enjoyed reviewing each track. Modern day mod. Bowie can you hear me? Is that your nipple antennae Bowie?
Holy Weather from Civil Twilight's album Holy Weather
This is perhaps Civil Twilights 2nd album. Must be difficult to produce albums from South Africa, considering they've been strumming since '96 and this is only their sophmore album... This band contains 2 brothers who grew up exposed to jazz from their father and classic piano played by their mother. This makes me smile.
This music is quite intricate as each resonates into the next track.
Movin on from Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Son of Steve Earle and Allison Moorer (stepmom) this is the 5th album from this Tennessee native. Wonderful twang, licks, and groove crooning is song writing a bit like Keb Mo adding a little dirt.
Don't stay from La Sera's album Sees the Light
La Sera is Katy Goodman's solo project, and from what I can find this is La Sera's 2nd album. Katy also collaborates with Frankie Rose in the band Vivian Girls. The album is called 'sees the light' however the songs come across as a broken and rejected girl. Katy what happened?
Hours from Lower Dens EP Brains 10" EP
These dark nerds are from Maryland and I can't seem to find a whole lot about them otherwise. I like what I have heard quite a bit. A voice I would love to hear more from. I'm thinking of starting a classifieds ad for marketers and music majors letting them know what bands (in my opinion) could use more representation.
Enter the Jokers Lair from Miike Snow's album Happy to You
This Sweedish all male band grouped in 2007 in Stockholm. Wikipedia claims Miike Snow won a Grammy for Brittany Spears 'Toxic' but this makes so sense since the song was produced in 2004... ANYways, this is the bands 2nd album and you can hear them live April 11th at the Roseland. Pretty electric baby.
oOoO from from Oberhofer's album Time Capsules II
These New Yorkers via Tacoma are indie rockers that will be found in Portland April 9th at Mississippi studios. My father said this sounds like him trying to sing. This is not a compliment... I like the sound. Perhaps my dad could be the next New Artist. Love this idea.
Dirty Sexy from Rusko's 2nd album Songs
Christopher Mercer is Rusko, a dubsteppin Brit. No, that's not a typo. Dubstep is a fairly recent genre emerged from the UK in the late 90s. its maily produced with pc's, electronics, and turntables. Go figure this song is the most downloaded from Rusko off Itunes. Work it dubstepper! Dir dir dir dir dirty. I know, I'm a lowly white Irish girl with no jive to find my inner dubstep. To hear the latest phenomena attend the Roseland April 26th.
I come alive from The Used's 5th album Vulnerable
The Used are very adamant about being considered a rock band. They have formed their own record label (Anger Music Group), which seems to be the popular thing to do these days... From Utah The Used have gone through a whole hellhole of troubles together since forming in 2001. I understand this was not the best year to be an entrepreneur.
Check out the Used June 11th at the Roseland. And when I say check out I mean ROCK OUT.
Trinkets Pale of Moon from The Mars Volta's album Noctourniquet
The band Muse is must be amused at this lil ole wannabe. I know I'm not very nice sometimes, but really? I had high expectations from The Mars Volta. Ppffffff splat.
Falling Free from Madonna's album MDNA
She can sing, she can dance, she can boogie in her pants. Don't be a hater, you know Madonnas wonderful.
F**k, I hate the cold from Cowboy Junkies' album Wilderness
On the downloading list for the week, thank you Cowboy Junkies. I f**ing hate the cold right now too. Well said!
Maps from Macy Gray's album Covered
Macy has made a record of covers, this one being a Yeah Yeah Yeah song. Fantastic worth Macy. Wide range of covers and plays well with Macys style of delivery.
People in her mind from Poor Moon - Illusion EP
Short and sweet, and wouldn't want to be in 'her mind', whoever she may be.
QueenS from THEESatisfaction's album awE naturalE
This is quite a hoot. Had no idea what to expect but I believe Queens is NOT in reference to the beloved borough.
Moving like Mike from Mac Demarco's album Rock and Roll Nightclub
Wanted to love this album after seeing the cover and viewing the song titles. Alas, I don't. This song is the only one that stood out as unique. The rest are not dissimilar to a nightclub for the bored.
Big Broom from RACES' album Year of the Witch
A little psychedelic like one was lost in El Paso. Live the album title, love the cover.
Lady from Lionel Richie's album Tuskegee Lionel Richie sing duets with an interesting lot, including Shania Twain, Jimmy Buffet, and Kenny Rogers (whom he performs with on 'Lady'). Voice hasn't changed, and love that he sings Endless Love. Keep keep keep keep on singing, Mr Richie!