Warning, things are about to get hot and heavy up in here. Seriously, this video has multiple couples literally “latching” on to each other ushered by new comer and collaborator Sam Smith’s silky vocals perfectly capturing that feeling of the first time you fall head over heels in love with someone. In the way that you can’t keep your hands off each other and can’t wait to get them home alone. Oh man, that is the best!
About two weeks I was introduced via email inbox (see I do read them) to this single from emerging LA based group Oren Lyons. This past January the group was formed by multi-instrumentalist composer Gueorgui Linev (formerly of Lonely Trees). You can hear his orchestral influence all over this track and it’s simply gorgeous.
Lead singer Kristianne Bautista vocals are so sultry and powerful as they wind their way perfectly through the grand instrumentation. As far as I can tell “Forever Found” is the only track they have released, but from what I’ve heard they’ll be releasing a full album this year. Something we can all look forward to!
You know I’ve got mad love for the music bros especially when they are a talented bunch hailing from my hometown of Boston. Today my favorite Boston bros Abadabad released the first single “All The Bros Say” off their up coming EP The Wild.
When I heard their first single “California Birds” last year I immediately knew these Berkley School of Music grads had something pretty special going on. I even went as far as to put them on my ones to watch for 2012 list.
“All The Bros Say” boasts a 60’s beach-pop melody that vibes perfectly with the August heat. Jeremy’s vocals which are what originally drew me in are unmistakeable and more confident than ever. As a group are really beginning to come in to their own sound that is recognizably Abadabad.
The Wild EP will be out early next year and you can bet I’ll be talking about it right here. If you’re in NYC catch them playing at Conveyor’s homecoming show at Glasslands Gallery. Tickets available here.
Last year I posted White Denim’s”River To Consider” deeming it one of the only acceptable instances I could find to use Jazz Flute in a rock composition sans Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.
Just this week White Denim released two songs most likely out takes from their Takes Place In Your Workspace EP. My favorite being “Gas On F” which is a meandering classic rock inspired track.
I can easily say that White Denim is one of my favorite bands to ever evolve out of the Austin music scene. In my opinion their last album D was highly underrated so if you’re unfamiliar or overlooked it go back and take a gander. You can check out the other released track “Darlene” over on their SoundCloud page.
NEW ALBUM: Rome - Who Doesn’t Danger Mouse Work With?//
It’s no secret that Danger Mouse has been the hottest producer to work with these past few years. He’s worked with everyone from Cee-Lo Green on the Gnarles Barkley project to the Gorillaz and Beck. His most recent collaboration, Broken Bells which we all know about was with James Mercer from the Shins.
Now, after five years in the making he’s about to finish up a project with composer, Daniele Luppi on what they are calling a spaghetti western themed album. The project titled, Rome will mainly feature vocal tracks by Jack White and Nora Jones and is set to drop on May 13th.
Below are two tracks off the up coming album. The first track, “Two Against One” features vocals by Jack White and the second, “Black” is all Norah Jones. To say the least this is an interesting concept and I’m excited to see the outcome.
It looks like British Rock-Diva (and my personal hipster-muse) Florence Welch and her Machine are about to head back to the studio. There’s been talk of this for a while but it looks like they’ve written the songs and are ready to start recording. Am I jealous that they are going to be renting out Abbey Road? Yes - but it’s cool as long as they put out another awesome album. Can’t wait.
Okay, hold off on the ginger jokes. Seriously, though I have to agree with one YouTube user when they said, “This guy is also the same age as Justin Beiber. What a world of difference.” Is he serious with that voice.
The song and video above are so simple, but I bet you can’t watch just once. Check out the rest of his tracks on MySpace, pretty damn good. Thanks to We All Want Someone To Shout For for bringing this artist to my attention. Looks like your trip to London paid off.