Sunday, November 20, 2016

Animal House - English Girls

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

Cold War Kids Feat. Yasiin Bey: St. John

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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

Anderson .Paak - The Season / Carry Me / The Waters

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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.

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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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Justice - Safe and Sound

Feels like: Daft Punk, Metronomy, Robert DeLong, The Naked and Famous, Kavinsky

After taking a pretty long hiatus for the first 6 months of 2016, we are back and ready for action.  And what better way to kick off the "new year" than with the newest single from Justice.  If you ever get a chance to catch this duo live, do it, they put on one of the craziest light shows I've ever seen.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wildcat! Wildcat! - Straight to the Top

Feels like: Little Daylight, Pop ETC., Mikky Ekko, Chet Faker

It's ski season folks! And that being said, this song just feels epic, like carving down Corbet's Couloir in Jackson Hole.  Get after it folks and enjoy the melting snow while you still can.