Friday, November 30, 2012

Matthew E. White - Will You Love Me

Feels Like: molasses, Mayer Hawthorne, Iron & Wine covering soul songs

Matthew E. White's music would be best categorized as sleepy soul; like playing a Sam Cooke record at half speed.  Featuring a beautifully intertwined amalgamation of strings and horns and vocals, "Will You Love Me" is a standout track from his excellent album, Big Inner.  Mr. White is playing Mercy Lounge with the Mountain Goats tomorrow night (Dec. 1st).

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LP - Into the Wild

Feels like: Vacationer, Reptar, Harlem Shakes, Fun., The Lion King Soundtrack

A very epic song from a fiery new voice.  Can't wait for the album to drop. Enjoy

Mystery Jets - Umbrellahead

Feels like: The Kooks, Bombay Bicycle Club, Arcade Fire

I have been on the road a lot lately.  Here's a little diddy I've been tuning into that has kept me going.  Missed y'all.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Solange Knowles - Losing You

Feels Like: Beyonce, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding

It's taken Ms. Knowles a while to hit her stride.  She has shown hints at her capabilities with her amazing cover of the Dirty Projectors' "Stillness is the Move" and her work on Theophilus London's single, "Flying Overseas."  She never really found her voice as a solo artists though, that is, until now.  "Losing You" is the perfect type of pop song, familiar in many ways but with some element that keeps you coming back for more.  Using South Africa as the backdrop for her video, Solange Knowles showcases a Third World that is more Vampire Weekend than M.I.A, yet creates an image that is entirely her own.  The sound is all 80's synths except for the rhythmic vocals and guitars that give the track just the right amount of freshness.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yo Nashville: Mikky Ekko - Pull Me Down

Feels Like: James Blake, Frank Ocean, Muse, TV on the Radio, Imagine Dragons

Falling somewhere between the electro-pop sounds of Imagine Dragons and the more experimental mellow vibe of Brit James Blake, Nashvillian Mikky Ekko kicks out a pretty pleasing sound.  Not sure what's next for Ekko, but the Clams-Casino co-produced "Pull Me Down" is definitely a step in the right direction. You can download the fresh track under the hazy underwater video below.

Yo Nashville is a segment in which we highlight local talent from here in Music City U.S.A.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Yo Nashville: Valerie June - Workin' Woman Blues/Give Me Water Feat. John Forte

Feels Like: Robert Johnson's long lost granddaughter

Here's a twofer for your friday.  Nashville (by way of Humboldt, Tennessee) resident Valerie June has a timeless voice and a knack for contemporary blues/soul songwriting.  "Workin' Woman Blues" and "Give Me Water" are just two of her standouts, and pretty much everything I've heard from her is amazing.  This is the kind of artist that needs to hook up with T-Bone Burnett and become a huge star,  Enjoy your weekend!

Yo Nashville is a segment in which we highlight local talent from here in Music City U.S.A.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Allen Stone - Figure it Out

Feels like: Raphael Saddiq, Yuna, Marc Broussard

Check out Allen Stone's bonus track, recorded at the famous Robert Lang Studios.

Bells - Loving You Down

Feels like: Frank + Derol,  Amadou and Miriam, The Elwins, Jinja Safari

A relaxing and natural rhythmic song.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love

Feels Like: Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, POP ETC

Spot-on synths, non-stop falsetto, AND a four on the floor beat?  Pretty much all we need here at EB.  Look for Ra Ra Riot's third album, Beta Love, out January 22nd!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bodega BAMZ - Thrilla Feat. Flatbush Zombies

Feels Like: A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Yelawolf

A$AP Mob affiliate Bodega BAMZ drops a Flatbush Zombies-assisted banger that keeps the Halloween spirit alive a full two weeks past the holiday.  You can cop his mixtape, Simply 4 My P.A.P.I.Z. here.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Feels like: Pop Levi, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Holy F**k, Atlas Sound, Wavves, Here We Go Magic

Here's a trippy one for you.  But it sure is a gooder.  Enjoy your lazy Sunday.

The Lone Bellow - You Never Need Nobody

Feels Like: Dawes, Andrew Combs, The Band

Here's a little slow burn for your Sunday afternoon.  The Lone Bellow supported the possibly-defunct Civil Wars recently, and judging by the heart and soul in this fireplace-backed performance, you can see why they got the gig.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jacob Banks - Kids on the Corner

OUR 200th POST!

Feels Like: John Legend, Amy Winehouse, Gary Clark Jr.

Keeping the British soul revival alive, Jacob Banks brings to mind John Legend's velvety tone.  On top of that, the production is amazing and the song is perfectly crafted.  At times, it even brings to mind the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic, "I Put a Spell on You."

This is our 200th post, so we just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's read, shared, and enjoyed our blog so far.  We'll continue to bring you the tastiest jams for years to come!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Schools - Alien

Feels Like: JEFF the Brotherhood, PUJOL, Cage the Elephant

Bowling Green natives Schools stir up a hefty brew of catchy punk rock.  What better place to film such music than a sweaty East Nashville basement?  Schools will be playing The End this Saturday the 10th and 8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge on the12th.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Toro Y Moi - So Many Details (Remix) Feat. Hodgy Beats

Feels Like: Washed Out, Beach House, Wiz Khalifa

Almost posted this song when it first came out, and now that Hodgy Beats has jumped on the remix, it's definitely worthy of some hype.  The track is all mellow electronic and hazy vocals, and Hodgy Beats continues to prove he is the best rapper to come out of the Odd Future crew.  So take a break from the constant stream of election news and jam out to some good hip-hop.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Alt-J - Fitzpleasure

Feels Like: The Antlers, Fujiya & Miyagi, Ambassadors

We posted about Alt-J back in September, and last week, they won the prestigious Mercury Prize for their album An Awesome Wave.  To celebrate the occasion, they've released some gritty visual accompaniment for "Fitzpleasure," one of many standout tracks on An Awesome Wave.  So go grab what will end up being one of the best albums of the year here!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

UP ALL NIGHT: Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers

Feels Like: Arcade Fire if they weren't depressed all the time

One of my favorite bands Vampire Weekend debuted a new song, "Unbelievers," on Jimmy Kimmel last night and it's pretty much everything we've come to expect from the band.  Catchy melodies, a buoyant beat, and interesting instrumentation are their hallmarks and "Unbelievers" delivers them in spades.  Fingers crossed this means their third album is on the horizon!

Up All Night is a segment in which we document the very best in late night TV performances so you don't have to listen to celebrities tell dumb stories.