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    • Premiere: Oh So Quiet - 'Motorcycle Journey' May 26, 2015
      Watch it now...Oh So Quiet began as a project for Argentine-born Lucas Zavala. Too shy to perform on his own, the aspiring songwriter began to recruit a few friends. Expanding on those initial sketches, Oh So Quiet began playing shows around London. Matching indie's directness to some of the tropical sounds of his native Argentina, Zavala matched to cra […]
    • Premiere: Outblinker - 'Pink' May 26, 2015
      From Glasgow's left field community... Outblinker hail from Glasgow, with the group's influences providing a neat crossover between the city's varied left field strands. Electro meets krautrock with crunching riffs and outlandish programming, the band are currently gearing up to kick off sessions for their debut album. The group will be workin […]
    • Premiere: Michael Head & The Strands - 'Poor Jill' May 26, 2015
      Glorious, gilded songwriting...Michael Head was once famously dubbed 'the best songwriter you've never heard of'. Well, he seems content to embody both parts of that statement. Continuing to produce wonderful material - seriously, check out his second record as Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band - the songwriter forever manages to escape th […]
    • George Clinton To Play Rare London Show May 26, 2015
      Courtesy of SoundCrash...George Clinton is - to put is mildly - a legend. The American artist's impact on music is incalculable, from his early doo wop tinged cuts to his pioneering exploration with Parliament and Funkadelic. SoundCrash have coaxed George Clinton across the Atlantic, confirming a one off London show on August 7th. Taking place at the El […]
    • Track Of The Day 26/5 - Harleighblu May 26, 2015
      'Meant To Be' feat. AzureHarleighblu has a drifting, open-minded conception of what constitutes 'soul'. Signed to Tru Thoughts, the vocalist shares as much as Aretha Franklin as she does with Marshall Jefferson, fusing electronic production with some gritty songwriting. New EP 'Futurespective' drops on June 1st, an enthralling r […]
    • Saucony Originals: The Bermuda Pack May 26, 2015
      The brand borrows from the shore. As summer fast approaches, collective daydreaming traditionally turns to sun, sea, and setting up your ‘out of office’. For Saucony Originals, the former two have slipped into reality, providing inspiration for the brand’s latest release: the Bermuda Pack. Boasting a palette borrowed directly from the island’s beaches (note […]
    • Monki Reviews The Singles May 25, 2015
      Vital selector delivers her verdict...Monki was drawn to music from an early age. Checking out London's pirate radio networks before hitting her teens, the aspiring selector would bunk off school to mess around on turntables. Now one of the most vital figures in UK electronic music, Monki holds down a regular Radio 1 slot in addition to running her own […]
    • Album Stream: Dawes - 'All Your Favourite Bands' May 25, 2015
      Stream it in full...Dawes have always been rooted in their locality. A band dripping in SoCal atmosphere, the Los Angeles band have spent three albums exploring their surroundings in the best way possible. Now, they're ready to transcend those influences. New album 'All Your Favourite Bands' pushes ahead, breaking through barriers and utilisin […]
    • Track Of The Day 25/5 - Ninsun Poli May 25, 2015
      'Good'Sweden's Eurovision victory was richly deserved – after all, the country has been producing stunning pop music for decades now. Artful, poised and packed with potential, Ninsun Poli is just one example of the country's rich pop lineage. Releasing her 'Great Leap Forward' EP last year, the singer played a handful of UK show […]
    • Listen: Arca - 'Washed Clean' May 25, 2015
      Producer shares new track...Arca made a bold introduction on last year's 'Xen', a thrilling, daring introduction to a powerful electronic talent. Over the weekend, the South American-born artist placed new cut 'Washed Clean' online. Much more than just something he found lying on his hard drive, it finds Arca gently nudging his aesth […]
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Video of the Day: Sons of Bill – Santa Ana Winds

Posted by falconi5 on May 25, 2015

From the highly excellent 2012 L.P. Santa Ana Winds.

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Under the Covers: Robert Smith – There’s a Girl in the Corner

Posted by falconi5 on May 25, 2015

underthecoversThere is a lushly dark and brooding feel to Scotland’s Twilight Sad and their song “There’s a Girl in the Corner” that freezes the soul, and it is a world that seems perfectly suited for Robert Smith of The Cure.  Here is the original version from 2014’s Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave followed by the spot-on brilliant Robert Smith Version.

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Best Albums of 2015: Fools Gold – Flying Lessons

Posted by falconi5 on May 25, 2015

Fools Gold – Flying Lessons (Rating 4 out of 5)

foolsgoldThis one just might be one of the best summer records of the year and It’s not even Memorial Day yet. Fools Gold, a World-Pop collective of musicians hit the mainstream highway hard with this one leaving their foreign language, more eclectic sound behind them in favor of a more mainstream vibe that rides the rainbow between 80’s British Synth-Rock, Sly and the Family Stone older school Funk, and 60’s sunshine Psych Pop with equal aplomb.

The opener “I’m In Love” is a clear star on this record that sounds a bit like what Joy Division would have sounded like if they were a bit more fun, and “Wildflower” adds a tropical dusting to a Roy Orbison type vocal with Beach Boys Harmonies is a song that could have been written for Harry Belafonte in the 60’s, or Ryan Adams yesterday.

The infectious, polished groove of “Another Sun” will bring an 80’s smile to your face that falls somewhere between The Police and Boy George.

If you are looking to get your groove back and ready to prime the pump in preparation for the summer ahead, Flying Lessons is a great place to start.

 

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Rock Chick(s) of the Day: Gimme Shelter – Orianthi (w/The School of Rock)

Posted by falconi5 on May 24, 2015

orianthi5A scorching version of “Gimme Shelter” featuring guitarist Orianthi playing with students from The School of Rock.  Very cool.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Doe Paoro – Traveling

Posted by falconi5 on May 24, 2015

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Video of the Day: David Corley – Easy Mistake

Posted by falconi5 on May 24, 2015

davidcorleyHe didn’t come out with his debut album until he was in his 50’s.  Sometimes it takes a while to reach perfection, and if his new record Available Light is any indication, David Corley should be an overnight success 30 years in the making.  Tom Waits meets Lou Reed on this one.

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Video of the Day: Della Mae – Boston Town

Posted by falconi5 on May 12, 2015

della,aeDon’t sleep on this one and do your ears a favor and pick up Della Mae the self titled record from the Boston based bluegrass group that combines super tight harmonies, expert craftsmanship and deeply atmospheric songs that are a bit genre defying in a very good way.  A worn and weary skin tight version of the Stones “No Expectations” is a highlight along with “High Away Gone” a virtual stunner. Buy this one soon.

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Video of the Day: J.D. Souther – Something in the Dark

Posted by falconi5 on May 12, 2015

jdsoutherBrother of The Eagles, one time boyfriend of Linda Ronstadt, 70’s Cosmic Cowboy icon J.D. Souther is back and better than ever with his new album Tenderness. The textures on this one hark back to old school Eagles with a bit of a Steely Dan Jazz influenced flair.

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Video of the Day: Of Monsters and Men – Crystals

Posted by falconi5 on May 11, 2015

ofmonstersBrought to you by the group that brought you the impossibly catchy ear work “Little Talks,” Of Monsters and Men is back with a vengeance with “Crystals” and this hours old video.

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Video of the Day: Whitesnake – Stormbringer

Posted by falconi5 on May 10, 2015

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