Archive for September, 2020

September 30, 2020

We Never Asked For This – Leon III

If you’ve ever wondered what Pink Floyd would sound like if they grew up in the American south, Leon III has the answer. “Fly Migrator” is a gorgeous sprawling song that marries Waters and Gilmour’s cinematic spaciousness with southern rock drawl and dirty twang and hot damn does it work. The song is available on all streaming platforms and you can check out more of Leon III’s stuff here.

September 29, 2020

Tuesday Tip-Off: Fantastic Negrito

2x Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito has reimagined fellow Oakland icon E-40‘s classic “Captain Save A Hoe” into a slinky funky response called “Searching For Captain Save A Hoe” – sung from the perspective that men are hoes and need saving from their destructive mindset and habits. The song bumps, bops and grinds like a collaboration between Fishbone and the Isley Brothers. “Searching For Captain Save A Hoe’ is from Fantastic Negrito’s new album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? available here.

September 28, 2020

Where The Internet Took Us

MidWay Music Festival & Summit has gone virtual this year, bringing performances and panels straight to your internet grabbing device all of this week. The festival is presented by MidWay Music Speaks, an organization that celebrates and connects women of all identities and non-binary people in music via promotion, empowerment, and performance opportunities. Full lineup of shows, panels and events as well as tickets available here.

September 25, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our new segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words.

Today we have new songs from Khushi, The Earth Satellites, Armon Jay, Cartalk and Extra Medium Pony.

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September 24, 2020

Talk Thursday To Me – Jeremy Brightbill

Today we catch up with old friend of the blog Jeremy Brightbill to find out about his move to Louisville, KY and how the work is progressing.

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September 23, 2020

This Day In Music History

It was on this day in 1949 that Bruce Springsteen was born (to run, presumably in the badlands). You don’t need us to tell you about The Boss. We love him, you love him, he’s great. Instead let us use this as an opportunity to share one of our favorite covers, Crooked Fingers doing a hell of a haunting job on the Springsteen classic “The River.”

September 22, 2020

Tuesday Tip-Off: Full Sun

Full Sun recently followed up last year’s wonderful Thinkin About It by dropping an EP of home recordings that are four tasty slices of fuzzed out punk perfection. Catchy, bratty pop songs with the attitude and distortion turned up to 11 and the kind of hooks that make repeated listens compulsory. The band is donating all sales of the EP to Every Last Vote Fund to help fight voter disenfranchisement in marginalized communities. You can check out the video for the first single below and grab your copy of the EP here.

September 21, 2020

We Never Asked For This – Cut Copy

We Never Asked For This is our short review of a release that showed up in our inbox unsolicited.

Remixes and glossy pop are not our usual cup of tea, but our hats are off to Cut Copy and Jacques Lu Cont. We’ll be damned if this doesn’t have us shaking it in the office on a Monday morning. This song hits like a number one smash that The Pet Shop Boys never got around to releasing and we are feeling it on repeat. Cut Copy have a new album out title Freeze, Melt available here.

September 18, 2020

Friday 5×5

Friday 5×5 is our new segment where we give you five new tracks to check out and give ourselves the challenge of describing said tracks in only five words. It is also a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference because we have good taste.

Today we have new songs from Miranda and the Beat, Big Joanie, Joe Vann, Deftones and Mastodon.

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September 18, 2020

Various Re-post-ions: Big Damn Band

Repost from the Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band youtube channel. Check out their recording of the Elmore James classic “Shake Your Money Maker” with Dom Flemons, the legendary Steve “The Colonel” Cropper and Scot Sutherland. Tracked live to tape at Sun Studios in Memphis.

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