Sunday, November 20, 2016
Feels Like: Arctic Monkeys, The Weeks, Mystery Jets
Although these blokes hail from Australia, they're currently based in England and have more than a dash of the unbridled energy of the early Arctic Monkeys. "English Girls" is one of those tracks that's perfect for a kickstart to a night or jumping around a padded room. Although it runs the risk of being almost too catchy, there's just enough grit to bring it back down to Earth. Animal House's debut EP, Sorry, hit streaming services on Friday and the remaining tracks are equally energetic romps.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Feels like: The White Stripes, The Arcs, The Roots, Bhi Bhiman, Black Keys
2016 has been a pretty messed up year and while this song is a decade old, it feels more pertinent than ever. Also, damn, I miss Mos Def, and while I've been to quite a few Cold War Kids concerts, it's looking more and more like I'll not get to ever see a Mos Def show.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Feels like: Ray Charles, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Childish Gambino, The Arcs, Bhi Bhiman, Mos Def, Kanye West
Now I'm not gonna lie, this music video is pretty out there. I think the juxtaposition of the 3 major breaks is a little hard to follow, and the way he pulls it off on the album has a much more cohesive feeling. However, this is still a good sampling of Anderson Paak, his soulful hip-hop style. The Season/Carry Me is my favorite song off his new album Malibu, and honestly the whole album is very solid. Go give it a listen after you check this one out.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Up All Night: Chance the Rapper - Blessings feat. Anthony Hamilton, Ty Dolla $ign, Raury and D.R.A.M.
Feels like: Ray Charles, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Childish Gambino, The Arcs, Bhi Bhiman, Anderson Paak
We miss y'all, and hopefully you have missed us. It's been a great summer of shows and now it's time for us to get back with some of the best we have seen lately. Chance the Rapper is absolutely incredible live, and his mixtape "Coloring Book" needs to be added to your daily rotation. Give one of the hottest songs off it a listen right here.