Delta Spirit – “California”
This is one of my favorite bands, so I was psyched to get a hold of their new album last week. They’ve definitely evolved and changed, which is sometimes a good thing…sometimes not so much. They’ve added a freshness to their straight ahead rock sound…I wouldn’t call it pop, but it seems to make the music sound a little more mainstream. So far, I’m enjoying some songs on the album and skipping over others. I know with more listening, I may be able to appreciate them all. The single, “California” is still my favorite.
The Brew – “When Darkness Comes”
I cannot get enough of this tune. The Brew are a jam band (of sorts) from the Boston area and they’ve been out there working hard for years. I’ve seen them live a few times and have always been impressed, but I didn’t envision that their music would become “mainstream”. Then a few months ago I heard “When Darkness Comes”. It’s by no means pop, but it’s got everything a radio single should have. It sounds so damn good on mvy. Turns out these guys just put out THREE albums…if the single is any indication of their other new material, The Brew are definitely on the brink of getting a bigger and broader audience. A tune like this cannot be ignored.