“Moving to Brussels”
Bhi Bhiman comes out with a new album in May…and this single sounds great! He’s touring now with Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and you can catch them live in Boston on June 12th at Cafe 939.
“The Tattoed Lady and the Alligator Man”
Ok, this tune is slightly out of my wheelhouse. My boss was quite surprised to hear that I loved it…but how can I resist?! The silly story combined with the killer old timey piano is so much FUN! I’ve always thought Marcia Ball kicked some serious ass. Try to keep still while listening to this one… not easy!
“Are You Behind The Shining Star”
I’ve heard Trampled by Turtles a bunch before…both live performances and recorded tracks. This single is the first they’ve ever caught my ear. I’m not sure what it is about this particular track but I’m diggin it…
Sometimes I really dig a light, poppy tune and George Ezra really delivers with this one…
“Rainy Day Woman”
What a unique voice Kat Edmonson has! At first I wasn’t so sure about it…but the more I hear this single, the more I like it! The music itself reminds me of a Paolo Nutini or Sharon Jones track, but her voice really can’t be compared to anyone contemporary. It’s got a very old fashioned sound. Check it out:
This music video will brighten your day! The track “Smile” is so lovely and light. It has a bit of a throwback vibe, with surf guitar sounds and backing vocals. Add in this funny, sweet music video and you’re sure to be delighted…watch till the end:
“Stronger Than That”
The new album from Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas) is dynamite. I’ve been listening to it again and again in my car and I just secured tickets for the show in Boston on Saturday at Great Scott. I saw Bahamas live once before at an outdoor festival so I’m excited to experience the sound in an intimate bar-like venue.
Top to bottom, the album’s tracks are solid but I’m especially impressed by the single. “Stronger Than That” feels fun and catchy with it’s horns, electric guitar and backing vocals. Can’t wait to hear it live!
The new Counting Crows album comes out September 2nd and this is the single. I would have never called myself a big Counting Crows fan, but this song is killer! It’s catchy and fun and I’m excited to hear the rest of the album…