Nothing like a somber acoustic cover to send you off to dreamland in style. Talented English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is here to help. Covering one of the greatest songs the Boss ever penned, Leftwich transforms the Atlantic City into a mournful balad that hits you with more emotion than either of it’s more notorious versions begin to convey. More to come from Mr. Leftwhich later, it’s lights out. Links below.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlantic City
The amount of things that society can chalk up to alcohol’s influence is tremendous. It’s been making awkward people bearable since the beginning of time. It’s been helping people make fools of themselves for longer than that. One more to throw onto the list; introducing people to awesome music. A good friend of mine named Cary sent this song over and its been running on repeat for some time. Snagged from a Heineken commercial, you can be sure The Golden Age is party approved. Cheers to that. Links below.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age
According to this song, Wiz Khalifa is into some “G-Shyt.” I’m not surprised. What is surprising? The forty second guitar solo and the horns. It works well though. Nice flow, good backbeat, it’s worth a listen. Link below.
Wiz Khalifa – G-Shyt
It’s been roughly 1 & 1/2 years since Holy Ghost! has stirred from their musical hibernation. Their winter has been officially ended thanks to advance release, Wait & See from their upcoming album of the same name. This track not only hits hard, it shimmers too. A hook that’s guaranteed to snag your attention from the start, vocals and synth that make it sound effortless; the only thing missing is an epic 80’s teen movie. Links below.
Holy Ghost! – Wait & See
Tangerine Dream – Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)
This song is badass. It’s that moment when an awesome party allows you, just for a moment, to transcend your white guy status. It’s that feeling when you say to yourself, “fuck, this feels like the movies.” Only bummer: crashing back to reality. Link below.
Kasabian – Fire
Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” At 29, the son of folk legend Steven Earle, and a former drug addict, Justin Townes Earle has lived more life than his little years give him credit. After one listen of Harlem River Blues its obvious Earle is channeling more than just Guthrie’s sound. Earle sings the complicated life with a simplicity and grace that are no doubt the mark of incredible talent. Harlem River Blues is timeless and profound. A mix of Americana, Country, and Rockabilly, Harlem River Blues is sweet and slow, rockin’and reelin’, enjoyable and old timey. Enjoy the southern wit and wisdom of a young man who has clearly seen some shit. Links below.
Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle – Slippin’ and Slidin’
Justin Townes Earle – Wanderin’
If you haven’t heard it, you’re a little late. If you have, I hope you’re enjoying it as much I have recently. Links below.
Wiz Khalifa (feat. Snoop Dogg) – Young, Wild, And Free
I always say: better late than never. Besides, The Morning Benders’ sophomore release is well worth the wait. Fittingly titled, incredible vocal harmony, cascading arrangements, and excellent effects await the listener of Big Echo. The term “pocket symphony”certainly applies. Case in point: if the Beach Boys were indies, they would have been the Morning Benders. Keep an eye out and an ear open, more great things are sure to come from this talented Berkley outfit. Top tracks include: Excuses, Promises, Wet Cement, Cold War, and Pleasure Sighs. Enjoy melting into your seat. Links below.
The Morning Benders – Excuses
The Morning Benders – Promises
The Morning Benders – Wet Cement
The Morning Benders – Cold War (Nice Clean Fight)
The Morning Benders – Pleasure Sighs
Run with it. Literally & figuratively.
Beat Connection – Sunburn
Metronomy, a cult favorite in the European indie scene, has just released a teaser for their forthcoming album, The English Riviera. Featuring a sweet synth, awesome base, and intriguing video, The Look ensures confusion and anticipation in equal measure. Best of luck trying to figure it all out, I prefer just to listen. Links below.
Metronomy – The Look