Friday, May 31, 2013

Jacques Greene - On Your Side Feat. How to Dress Well

Feels Like: Classixx, Tourist, James Welsh

Here's a pretty glassy number from Canadian DJ Jacques Greene featuring the soulful stylings of How to Dress Well. This should get you in the proper groove for the weekend. Check out the pretty cool interactive video as well.

Under the Covers: San Cisco - Get Lucky/Reckless

Feels like: HAIM, Hot Bodies in Motion, Mikhael Paskalev, Jonas Alaska, The Mowglis, The Elwins, The Griswolds, Dr Dog, Pop Levi, Sol Cat

Obviously we all love "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk.  And obviously I love the "Like a Version" series from Triple J in Australia.  So when one of my sleeper bands, San Cisco, was asked to do a cover and came up with this winning combination, I payed attention.  And well, you should too.  These guys are the real deal and have their own songs that will grab your ears as well.  Just check out "Reckless" below if you need some proof.  And just like that, all was well.

Houses - The Beauty Surrounds/Soak It Up

Feels like: All We Are, James Blake, Crystal Fighters, Sunny Levine, Wildcat Wildcat, Jai Paul, How to Dress Well, Toro y Moi, The Neighbourhood, YesYou, The Postal Service

For starters, we saw these guys open up for Cold War Kids on my birthday at the Cannery.  Well, it wasn't the best sound to say the least...but then Cold War Kids came on, and well...I think that sound engineer needs to get fired.  The one song I knew by this band, "The Beauty Surrounds" sounded like a cover when played live, but I realize that is largely due to the terrible audio clarity at the Cannery.  Now don't get me wrong, it is one of my favorite venues, but the audio that night did little justice for Houses let alone one of my all time favorites, Cold War Kids.  So, I gave them another listen.  And it was absolutely worth it.  I think you will find their relaxing and soulful sound reminiscient of The Postal Service and James Blake.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Crystal Fighters - You and I

Feels like: Michael Franti, King Charles, The Cat Empire

I posted the Crystal Fighters' "Champion Sound" a little while back, and they're now back with the new single off their freshly released Cave Rave. "You & I" continues their sultry affair with catchy summer jams. Enjoy.

Pacific Air - Move

Feels like: Slam Donahue, LP, Imagine Dragons, Robert DeLong, Little Green Cars, Split Seconds, Cub Scouts, Pop ETC, Yacht, Young Kato, The Royal Concept, Matt and Kim, Phoenix, NewVillager, Metronomy

Check out Pacific Air's newest video for "Move".  A poppy masterpiece.  Not 100% sure this is safe for work, but I'm erring on the it's artistic side, so yeah it's good to go.  Thursday never felt so good.

Badly Drawn Boy - Year of the Rat/Professor Soap - The Music Machine

Feels like: Polyphonic Spree, Sigur Ros, Jim James, Sufjan Stevens, Blockhead

So I was perusing Professor Soap's website, you know, checking out the videos and listening to the songs, and I realized I have never posted one of my absolute favorite music videos of all time.  "Year of the Rat" is just a stellar animation and really always makes me smile.  And I think you will find all of Professor Soap's videos to fit that same realm of happy, dreamy, methodical wisdom.  Give em a look-see and I think you'll agree.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TV Girl - She Smokes In Bed

Sounds Like: Eels, California Wives, Rogue Wave

This time I don't have one of my long-winded descriptions of song elements for you. All I have is the indelible image of a carnival ride (preferably circular in fashion), played out in slow motion, and looping in my head to this song. This is some pretty epic Adventureland-esque stuff. The perspective is centered on a single girl as she is gleefully whisked about the ride (I'm thinking adult merry-go-round) with rays of the summer sun shining through the cracks of her windswept hair. "She Smokes In Bed" perfectly sums up that 'hazy summer' element of that fim for me. Take a listen and see what you get!

Bernhoft - C'mon Talk/Choices

Feels like: Brand New Immortals, Marc Broussard, Tuneyards, Django Django, Cults, KS Rhoads, Kishi Bashi

Kind of an amalgamation of styles, Bernhoft truly delivers a unique and cool sound.  Definitely worth a listen. "C'mon Talk" is a bit poppier, "Choices" has more soul, both have that something that keeps me listening.  Shout out to my buddy Emory for the heads up.

Django Django - Default/Hail Bop

Feels like: Cowboy music from the future, Muse, Skip The Use, Yeasayer, Tuneyards, Bernhoft, Timber Timbre, KS Rhoads, Ellie Goulding, Tanlines

Something something for your ears.  Check out both super strange videos.  And. You're. Welcome. Again.

Ginuwine - Pony (Viceroy "Jet Life" Remix)

Feels Like: RAC, Tourist, Star Slinger

It's summer. I know this because by the time I get from my car to the front door of my house, I'm sweating. I also know it's summer cause we have another installment in Viceroy's now classic, always coconut-rum drenched "Jet Life" series of remixes. This time Viceroy adds his signature vibe to Ginuwine's dead-sexy "Pony." This one is definitely making heavy rotation on the playlists this summer.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Under the Covers: Ellie Goulding - Tessellate [Alt-J Cover]/Anything Could Happen

Feels like: Max Frost, The Knocks, All We Are, Is Tropical, Houses, Beach House, Django Django, Mr Little Jeans

Head's up! Go ahead and give a listen to Ellie Goulding's cover of "Tessellate" by Alt-J.  Very cool rendition of a pretty awesome song. Check out the original below, as well her video for my current favorite "Anything Could Happen".

Daft Punk - Doin' It Right (Feat. Panda Bear)

Feels Like: Daft Punk bottom, Animal Collective top

Either this is the best song in the history of music or this is the best song in the history of music. You decide.

Oh yeah, and brother Sean posted this heady mash-up.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Rhye - Open / The Fall

Feels Like: The xx, SBTRKT, Wye Oak, How to Dress Well

Mellow as a marshmallow, these jams aren't the most upbeat of numbers. They'll definitely keep the clock set to midnight though. So slow it down and enjoy your Memorial Day. And if you think you can handle the sexier version of "Open", you can check that out here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Hood Internet - Doin' It Good (Kanye West vs. Daft Punk)

Sounds Like: Hulk Mash, Woody, Funky DL, Then there's the obvious...Kanye West, Daft Punk

I will spare you the less-than-clever quips about "sleeping under a rock" or "loosing your internet connection", but the new Daft Punk album is here and, slowly but surely, the remixes are starting to roll in. This one really caught me and mixes a clear standout from Random Access Memories with one of my favorite Kanye songs of all time. They guys over at Hood Internet have a way of combing different songs to create a new and unique musical idea, without loosing the integrity of either piece. I have been a longtime Hood Internet fan and I strongly recommend their newest mashup for your Sunday Funday Memorial Day weekend getdown.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Josh Pyke - Leeward Side

Feels like: The Mowgli's, Lord Huron, Family of the Year

Here's another Australian jam for you; this time from singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. This song is uber-poppy, made more so by an addictive harmonica line, and it'll have you bee-bobba-loo-ing all weekend. Hope you Brethren get out and enjoy your Memorial Day! We'll be doing some combination of this and this.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Basement Freaks - Booty Shackin

Sounds Like: C2C, Rebirth Brass Band, Bootsy Collins

"Booty shakin' badass electronic funk". I think Basement Freaks hit the nail on the head with this one. If you are up for a little evening funk, go ahead and turn the bass up and enjoy yourself to this one. "Booty Shackin" comes off of the breakbeat group's second and latest LP release on Jalapeno Records entitled Funk From The Trunk . Pump the jam here and investigate the rest of the album. That is, if you can handle the funk ;)

Vance Joy - Riptide/From Afar

Feels like: The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Mumford and Sons, Husky, Wake Owl, Friendly Savages, Low Tree Grow Tall, Bon Iver, City and Colour, Blind Pilot, Iron and Wine

Australian Brethren rejoice! We are happy to brag about Aussie native, Vance Joy.  He has a haunting truth to his lyrics yet his music beams a bit of happy.  Very confusing yet lovely to hear.  Check out both videos, and trust me, this will be in your playlist for the weekend.

Classixx - Holding On

Feels Like: Star Slinger, Daft Punk, Tourist

The 70's have been making a steady comeback lead by a couple punk French kids in helmets. Classixx has just released their debut album, Hanging Gardens, and it is full of funk, disco, and seventies-leaning electronica. So wash it out, hang it up, and enjoy.

Wale - Love Hate Thing

Feels Like: Common, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar

There are two Wales. After the failure of his debut album, conscious, backpack-rapping Wale did what anyone would do if they thought their career was in danger, join Rick Ross's comfortably bloated Maybach Music. During this period, pop gangster Wale nursed his wounds and dropped some over-the-top, money-making music that was primarily about making money. Now in a better position, Wale seems to be returning to his roots while bringing along some of the more lavish production flourishes that were the highlight of his Maybach-period. "Love Hate Thing" combines the best of the two Wales and if initial rumors prove true than The Gifted will be more of the same. Happy to see conscious Wale back.

Is Tropical - The Greeks/Land of the Nod

Feels like: Friendly Fires, Kavinsky, Discovery, Neon Indian, Wild Cub, Cherub, Metronomy, College, Electric Youth, Yuksek, Walter Meego, Skip the Use

So the video above is pretty much an all out awesome assault, and it's exactly how I spent many a day as a wee lad.  Is Tropical is pretty funky and fun electronic music.  I think you will definitely enjoy it.  Check out "Land of the Nod" below, with another pretty strange and mesmerizing video to boot.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

All We Are - Utmost Good/Trainspotting

Feels like: Space Capone, On An On, Turtle Giant, Husky, Django Django, Reptar, Sunny Levine, How to Dress Well

Wow, this is just a super sexy jam.  I can't put my finger on this, but I am really digging their sound.  Also, check out Mikhael Paskalev making a cameo in the video.  Check out "Trainspotting" below for a more Western vibe.  If you guys have more musics along these line, send it my way.  I'm digging this vibe.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

She & Him - I Could've Been Your Girl/I've Got Your Number, Son

Feels like: LP, Best Coast, The Ting Tings, Peter Bjorn and John, BOY, Those Dancing Days, Annalise Emerick, Eliza Doolittle

Everyone's favorite New Girl has a new video out for "I Could've Been Your Girl" off their new album Volume 3.  Check out my favorite song off that album below as well.  Good day, I said Good Day!

Bloc Party - Ratchet

Feels like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, Black Kids, TV on the Radio, Phoenix, The Naked and Famous

HOLY SMOKES YALL: Hangout Festival 2013 was absolutely amazing!  So many incredible shows and people and way too many stories to try to get all out in one day.  A few things I learned [some thing I learn every year] sand is a bastard to walk on all day, but after your hourly workout, the sets are stellar.  One such set was Bloc Party.  I've loved these guys since high school days, and although I'm not gonna say their latest album had anything on Silent Alarm [their best album to date] they have consistently put out good music.  UNTIL NOW.  NOW THEY JUST FLIPPED THEIR GAME ON ITS HEAD!  That's right folks, Bloc Party can rap, and Kele absofuckinlutely kills it in their new single "Ratchet".  Now this clip is from it's release in Sydney, but let me tell you, a month later and his flow is even better.  It's like they took the absolutely best part of Silent Alarm ["Banquet" and "Helicopter"] and then Kanye'd the shit out of it.  AND HERE IT IS IN ALL OF ITS GLORY.  Enjoy often.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chance the Rapper - So Good (Good Ass Intro) / Cocoa Butter Kisses Feat. Vic Mensa and Twista

Feels Like: Outkast, Mase, Danny Brown

Still can't fully get on board with Chance's voice, but the content of his rhymes and lush, soulful production definitely has me in his corner. Headed south to Hangout. See you crazy kids in the sand!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

HEADED TO HANGOUT/Yo Nashville: Wild Cub - Jonti/Colour

Feels like: Passion Pit, LP, Imagine Dragons, Sol Cat, Space Capone, Pacific Air, On An On

Check out one of our perennial favorites, Wild Cub, from right in our own back door, Nashville.  These guys put on a helluva show, and always bring a ton of energy.  Trust me, you're going to want to rock out with us at their show.  Now, in my humble opinion their two best songs are "Thunder Clatter" and "Wild Light" but I think "Jonti" and "Colour" give a pretty good showing of what they are working with.  They go on Saturday at 12:30 at the BMI stage, and when you find us there, come ask us for a freebie.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HEADED TO HANGOUT/Yo Nashville : Space Capone - I Just Wanna Dance

Sounds Like: Prince, Rick James, Earth Wind & Fire

My bag is all packed up and I am anticipating a sleepless night on the level of Christmas Eve as Hangout Eve has fallen upon the land. In the spirit of the season for the unofficial holiday weekend ahead of us, and in line with the rest of my brethren, I want to share with you a band that I am eager see on the sandy soundscape down in Gulf Shores. Space Capone is duel threat as far as the brethren here are concerned. They are both a Hangout Fest attendee and a Nashville native band and they brings the funk!  It's almost as if Prince's premature ghost (all R&B legends have one) has wandered its way into the soul of this East Nashville outfit as their sound commands you to dance. The local media here is infatuated with them and I, regretfully, missed them at Live On The Green back in 2009. I am overly excited to catch a glimpse of this upbeat, tight-laced funk they are spreading around. Check their disco-driven jam "I Just Wanna Dance" and I will see you at the show this weekend!

P.S. Look for us under the Eskimo Brethren flag flying high this weekend! We will have freebies...

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HEADED TO HANGOUT: Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe

Feels Like: Rap Song of the Year getting the visuals it deserves

If this video doesn't make you want to put on white linen and go rap in a giant empty field, I'm not sure what will. Pretty psyched to see this on the beach in 'Bama.

HEADED TO HANGOUT: The Bright Light Social Hour - Back and Forth/Detroit

Feels like: Hot Bodies in Motion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Sol Cat, White Rabbits, Generationals, The Features

So I have real dilemma, around 2:30 Saturday, I have 3 shows I want to see quite badly: Dirty Projectors [proven performances, amazing live show], The Mowglis [some of the best indie rock on the market] or The Bright Light Social Hour [stellar jam band].  My solution? Go to all three of course.  Dirty Projectors are gonna give you a good feel for what they are all about during any single song.  Lights, camera, harmony.  You can catch these guys early during that set at the Chevy Stage.  Up next will be The Mowglis.  All of their songs are catchy and happy, plus they are playing at the next closest stage next to the actual hangout restaurant.  For the finale, the Bright Light Social Hour.  You are gonna want to see their last few songs, as it will surely be a show stopper.  Don't believe, come find us and I'll show you what's up.

HEADED TO HANGOUT: Zion I - Coastin'/Human Being

Feels like: Mos Def, Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, Chiddy Bang

Hangout Festival in Tminus 3 days.  And here at Brethren, we want to help you tighten up your festival schedule.  Of course you're going to Petty, but we want to point you towards some artists you might not know that are worth checking out.  First off for me is Zion I.  "Coastin'" is legitimately one of my absolute favorite beach/summer songs and actually seeing it performed at Gulf Shores has me ready to go.  The show is bound to be full of bootyshakin jams as well: check out "Human Being" below.

Monday, May 13, 2013

CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share

Sounds Like: The Naked & Famous, Ellie Goulding, Yeasayer

So I know I am a day late on a true Mother Day post, but I'll throw this one your way anyways. I have been listening to CHVRCHES (pronounced Churches) for a while now and they have really been cranking it out. "The Mother We Share" is off a single release that the Scotland-natives put out in October of last year. However, the tune is uniquely fitted for yesterday's welcome praise of mothers everywhere. And so, I wanted to take this appropriate opportunity to share it with you all . I encourage you to take a listen, call your mom, and check out CHVRCHES latest EP release, Recover.

The Orwells - Other Voices

Feels like: Nirvana, Pujol, Tame Impala, Magic Wands, The Griswolds, The Black Keys, Jeff the Brotherhood

Check out the Orwells newest video for "Other Voices".  Flashbacks of all the joy and wonderment that comes with underage delinquency.  Check it out for yourself, got a pretty Cobain feel to it.

Yo Nashville: The Weeks - Brother in the Night

Feels Like: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes

Saw The Weeks a couple weeks ago for their record release (the excellent Dear Bo Jackson) and as usual, they killed it. "Brother in the Night" highlights their more soulful, Muscle Shoals-type sound. Dig it or Dug it.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Devendra Banhart - Baby

Feels like: Feist, Mikhael Paskalev, Jonas Alaska, Moldy Peaches, Coconut Records, The Elwins

Ok, so I've been loving this song for a couple of years.  Finally today looked up the video, and well, here it is.  It is awkwardly sexual and goofy, but I think the song well makes up for those facts.  Now I'm off to DC to go to Sweetlife Festival.  Come hit me up if you want an Eskimo Brethren bracelet or can coolie.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Smith Westerns - Varsity

Feels Like: Generationals, Guards, The Replacements

Chicago haze-rockers Smith Westerns have a pretty stellar sound. It seems like this sort of washed-out indie rock is everywhere these days, but Smith Westerns are head-and-shoulders above their peers. They obviously spend some time crafting their songs while their counterparts think it's fine hiding behind walls and walls of reverb. "Varsity" is killer, but if you haven't heard of them, you definitely need to check out "Weekend" too.

Pusha T - Numbers on the Board

Feels Like: Tyler the Creator, Kanye West, Raekwon

Over a beat that is most likely a throwaway from Kanye's upcoming album, Pusha T puts in work, touching on all the subjects he's known for with the increased focus he has been showing lately. The visuals are all menacing shots around Paris with Pusha T giving his best I-hope-I-don't-run-into-this-guy-in-a-dark-alley impression. Blink and you might miss cameos from 'Ye and Chief Keef.

The Feather - Sighs

Sounds Like: Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Dirty Projectors, Anathallo

I'm taking our transcontinental indie trend in another direction with this. May I present, for your audible pleasure, the Belgium-native band, The Feather. Honestly, I only listed more 'sounds like' bands for the sake of plurality. The line could actually read: Sounds Like: Sufjan Stevens....but like very very much like Sufjan Stevens.

This group has (obviously) keyed in on the soft/bright sound and upbeat piano riffs that Sufjan has become famous for. But I don't want to sell these guys short as Sufjan-a-likes (fun new word). The depth of the instrumentation and the subtle harmonies really give the song a different and welcome edge. Check out The Feathers and stay posted for the debut album out on JauneOrange/Pias!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Preatures - Is This How You Feel

Sounds Like: Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, Haim

So, I have a confession to make. I have been sitting on this song for quite a while now (really just a week...which is like an eon in the blog world), and that is really because when it came to putting something down about the song I was having such a hard time describing it. It is not because the song is other worldly or mind-shatteringly original in its elements. Rather, the components are familiar, but elusive. I could relate to the feel of the core of the song, but I could not nail down a similar sound. This, and the fact that all that I could find on the internet in terms of related bands was Fleetwood Mac (total wild card), had me stumped, but in a good way. Check out the Sydney natives and their muted alt blues feel (Yes, that is the best I got for now) here and grab the single

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Imagine Dragons - Demons

Feels like: Walk the Moon, AWOLNATION, Of Monsters and Men, The Naked and Famous, Neon Trees, Alex Clare, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Check out Imagine Dragons newest video for "Demons".  Come check them out July 27th at The Woods at Fontanel playing with the Nashville Orchestra.  It's going to be a night to remember.  

Under the Covers: Tame Impala - Prototype [Outkast Cover]

Feels like: The ATLiens getting real Australian on it, Kurt Vile, OK GO, Prince, Metronomy, STRFKR, Sol Cat, Rich Aucoin

Wow, this is one for the books.  Although basically all Like a Version covers are worth a view or few, this one really hits home.  Take an aggressively awesome song and add some aggressively awesome vocal on top of it, and you might start to understand why I'm loving this cover.  And after a weekend spent in the cold and rain at Shaky Knees fest [check out our Facebook page for some pics] it's about time to get all hot and heated.  Seriously, enjoy on repeat.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Run - Kill It Kid

Feels like: Black Keys, OK GO, Woodkid, On An On, Romain Gavras doing work again

Romain Gavras [director of "No Church in the Wild", "Stress", "Bad Girls" and "Born Free"] brings us another awesome visual adventure set to Kill It Kid's "Run".  Check out the full song below, it's quite the knee slapper.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Snarky Puppy - Thing of Gold/Young Stuff

Sounds Like: Tower of Power, Papa Grows Funk, Eric Krasno, An expanded jazz interpretation of C2C's "Happy Thing"

There is such simple joy in finding new music. Whether it be new or old, live or recorded, a first hand discovery or one through the radio, that feeling when you instantaneously "get it" (or call out someone for "gettin' it")  is just amazing. I am happy to announce that I did not come across the discovery of the Snarky Puppy on my own, although the jealous hipster in me wishes I had. This one came from a co-worker, who heard it from his girlfriend, who heard about them through another friend of hers (aren't social networks great). The great thing here is that my co-worker, Cale, sent this over to me just because he had recently found out that I like jazz and "thought I might like it" (when you listen to the below recordings, you will see just how far we stretched that word). My point is that discovery process is constant. Even when you seem to be inactive, you can still become an active participant in someone else's discovery process, just as I was in Cale's.

Getting back to the music...

No matter if you are a pure jazz fan or not, you owe to yourself to give the following recordings a listen. Not only does Michael League, the band's composer/arranger/bassist/guitarist, continues to push the boundaries of jazz fusion into interesting and soulful places, but he's also got a passion for doing really cool things like recording an entire jazz fusion album live in front of an audience in a Brooklyn performance space. "Thing of Gold" is a 6 and half minute euphoric jazz build to glory incorporating distinct reggae, funk, and soul elements along the way. "Young Stuff" has got a little bit of a 'New Orleans' feel to it from the start and had me locked in on the the 2:00 minute mark with Cory Henry's stupefying organ solo. The song is capped off by the group's leader on a bass solo that might tie you in knots with the way he can make that instrument sound. You have got to check this out you guys. Oh, did I mention there were live horns here too. Let me know what you think!

Shout out to Cale Turner for this one!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pretty and Nice - Yonkers / Hibernate

Feels Like: 30 years of power pop condensed into one hyper-kinetic band, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Los Campesinos!

Whatever this band is on, I want some. I want more than some. I need a month's supply (at least). Pretty & Nice make all other power pop bands seem like they're moving at a snail's pace. I feel like this band is Bradley Cooper in that movie where he can think faster than everybody by taking a pill (now that's acting). So, yeah, grab their new album. Right. Now.

Jonas Alaska - I Saw You Kid/In the Backseat

Feels like: Dawes, Mikhael Paskalev, The Elwins, Peter Bjorn and John, The Morning Benders, Hot Bodies in Motion, Pop Levi, Dr Dog, LP

Just another feel good situation coming through your eardrums.  I guess the theme here is that I love happy music and that's probably why I'm always so darn happy.  If we can keep getting more music like this thrown my way, I'll keep pushing it out to y'all.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

J. Cole - Cole Summer

Feels Like: Nas, Kanye West, Jay-Z

J. Cole lays down some verses over a Lauryn Hill-sampling beat that sounds like a long lost Kanye jam. Keeping it mellow, this track'll get you in the right mind set for summer. It's not set for Cole's upcoming Born Sinner album, but will definitely have us looking forward to see what actually makes the album.

Mikhael Paskalev - I Spy/Jive Babe

Feels like: Peter Bjorn and John, Devendra Banhart, Feist, Timber Timbre, The Mowglis, The Elwins, Hot Bodies in Motion, The Morning Benders, Pop Levi

Risky Business Paskalev style.  In one of the funnest videos [and also really cool with the time-lapses] you really get a feel for Paskalev's music.  It fits perfectly.  I can't wait for more of his music to come to the USA because this stuff is addicting and awesome.

Yo Nashville: Magnolia Sons - Nobody But You/Hey Emmaline

Feels Like: Vintage Trouble, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye 

Nothing sinks in with me like some good soul music. I think mine recons back to the way I grew up. There was almost always music on in the house, from some anthem rock in the morning till I hit the pillow listening to smooth jazz as I went to sleep. It just so happened to be that I lucked out with a crew of parents that are  big time soul and Motown fans. For that reason, I think, Magnolia Sons fits right in my sweet spot. They have a vintage feel to their sound rooted in that great mid-1960's, Stax Records era of soul music. We have put up some other great stuff by them in the past and this duo of songs does not disappoint. This is a must see band in town and they are definitely on our hit-list here. 

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