“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…
“All The Time”
I’m so so excited for a new album from Canadian musician Afie Jurvanen aka Bahamas. The album, Bahamas Is Afie, will be out late August. “All The Time” is a dynamic track with a lot of fuzzy guitar sounds and a delightful hook… can’t wait to get my hands on the entire album! Bahamas will play Great Scott in Allston on September 13th.
I’m completely floored by this track. Robert Plant has managed to maintain what makes him legendary while sounding very contemporary. This could be a Radiohead track… you hear it? Man, it’s so killer. I’m psyched to hear more from the album, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, out in August.
Brill Bruisers is probably the album I’m most excited about this year. Neko Case, A.C. Newman, Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder and friends are the band The New Pornographers – one of those bands that I want to tell everyone about. I don’t know what it is about Canadian musicians but I just dig em the most! The title track to this album sounds FLIPPING PHENOMENAL and I’m dying to hear more:
The album comes out in August!
The New Pornographers
Chrissie Hynde KICKS ASS. That’s what I want to say every time I play this song on the radio…but I restrain myself. Here’s the single from Hynde’s new solo album Stockholm:
“Rent I Pay”
Have you heard the new Spoon single? I’m psyched to hear that they’ll release a new album in August! This track is very Spoon-like, with fuzzy guitar riffs and a heavy beat…can’t wait to hear more!
“My Silver Lining”
Swedish sisters First Aid Kit will release a new album, Stay Gold, in June and here’s the single:
First Aid Kit
An incredible track from R&G’s forthcoming album 9 Dead Alive:
Rodrigo y Gabriela
“Wait For A Minute”
Here’s another track from the new tUnE-yArDs album Nikki Nack, which comes out on May 6th…as usual, Merrill Garbus treats us to an experimental sound like nothing else: