So many layers to Brad Oberhofer’s new track “Memory Remains”. “On your way to another life, I thought I’d drive, give you a ride” he states to open up the track. He certainly gives the listener a ride with this pop rock ballad. The second chorus is slowed down significantly before busting out a slamming drum and guitar solo. Another great summer track! (more…)
Simply put, Sam Cooke is the greatest singer of the golden age of R&B. The anointed King of Soul, whose voice has often been imitated but never replicated.
At only 33, Sam Cooke died in a bizzare justified homicide in a small motel in California. Unfortunately Sam would never live to see the influence his greatest song, A Change Is Gonna Come, would have on the civil rights movement and the world. Sam tragically died 11 days before, A Change Is Gonna Come was released. The lyrics, “It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die” are still haunting to this day. There are not many songs that truly withstand the test of time but this song does. A Change Is Gonna Come is just as important today as it was in the 1960’s. Here is the King of Soul’s piece de resistance.
Dan Bejar is back with a bang announcing a new double LP, Poison Season, and energetic single “Dream Lover”
So many layers to the track, most notably the gorgeous saxophone wailing. Song is full of exsuberance. Perfect for a Memorial Day Weekend as Bejar states “Ah shit, here comes the sun”. Click on the link below to check it out.
Poison Season is out August 28th via Merge
Enjoy the weekend all, and thanks to all who served and continue to do so.
For the past few weeks Leon Bridges has been playing nonstop in my life, on the train, in the car, around the house…everywhere. Leon Bridges is a throwback artist in the truest sense. His soulful voice oozes through his music and transports you to a time when the big names in R&B were Sam & Dave, Otis, and Percy. Leon is not redefining the genre but rather embracing its history and creating a sound that seems to be ripped from Muscle Shoals with a new youthful exhuberance.
So far Leon has only released a few singles, but we can’t wait for the full album to be released on June 23rd. We are hoping the world realizes, like us, that this should be the type of music you are listening to. We will be rooting for Leon to have the type of breakout year Sam Smith or Adele have had in recent years, even though their music was not traditional “radio friendly”. Here’s, hopefully, to R&B’s next big thing…..Leon Bridges.
Eddie Vedder put on an absolute killer performance for David Letterman last night as Dave edges ever closer to retirement. Eddie rocked the Pearl Jam classic Betterman with Paul Schaffer and the CBS Orchestra backing him up. Eddie gives a typical high energy performance and even breaks a guitar string while jamming towards the end. (more…)
God I miss being in my 20’s. No direction, trying to garner up who I was, while just enjoying the shit out of life. In the end I turned out to be someone I wanted to be and not something I wasn’t. That’s the point of Hartford, CT own Sorority Noise new single “Art School Wanabe”. It’s a song for lost direction but not hope… and it’s our Song of the Week.
The band releases their second full length Joy, Departed on June 16th via Topshelf Records
B.B. King, a true giant of the music industry passed away today at the age of 89. King took blues from the back rooms of nightclubs to the biggest stages in the world. Undoubtedly Blues greatest ambassador, BB King played with such a joy that you would wonder why they called his music the blues. (more…)
Doesn’t get any better than this. Currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a world tour, The Who are still a must see act. During their show in Chicago they invited Chicago’s most famous Pearl Jam member Eddie Vedder to come up and sing a tune. (more…)