Royal Blue Cold War Kids are releasing a new album January 25, 2011 called Mine Is Yours. The lead single off that upcoming album is Royal Blue. I really dig the bass line, and am still really enjoying Cold War Kids loose style, they seem to sound over the hump here, the sound is fun, and still incorporates their signature howling vocals. Can’t wait to hear more from this album.
Check out the Doe Bay Sessions from Hey Marseilles; the footage is beautiful and the music even more so. Their music is fun, totally beautiful, and they sound so fantastic. I couldn’t more highly recommend Hey Marseilles. Buy To Travels and Trunks now. More about Hey Marseilles Website | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace
Track Ones is a mixtape I’ve created compiling a list of my favorite opening tracks on albums. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Tracklisting: Band of Skulls – Light of the Morning Okkervil River – Our Life is Not A Movie Or Maybe Manchester Orchestra – The Only One Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – The Mighty Sparrow Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More Langhorne Slim – Back to the Wild The Long Winters – Pushover J Roddy Walston & the Business – Don’t Break the Needle Frightened Rabbit – The Modern Leper Edward Sharpe…
Good News Check out the totally fun, Philadelphia Grand Jury, a punk/soul trio that play some of the most fun, and energetic songs I’ve heard. They’ve got a free EP available on their website; its sure to invigorate your day with power poppy songs that remind me of the Hives. Fresh of a tour in the UK, the Philly Jays (as they are nicknamed) are headed back to the states for CMJ, check here for the times / dates they will appear. More Philadelphia Grand Jury Website | Myspace | Facebook | Twitter
Crazy If you spent any time in 2006 you probably heard Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy. A song that was everywhere you looked. Fast forward to this cover, soulful crooner Ray LaMontagne covers Crazy, makes it his own, and its totally fantastic. Can’t help but love this version of it.
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight Catch Mumford & Sons cover of Beatles’ Golden Slumbers. It seems as though these guys can do no wrong right now. Everything they touch turns to gold. It’s not easy to cover a Beatles classic as such, but I think they do a pretty good job of it.
Trust On Friday October 22nd, Park The Van Records will have their 3rd CMJ Showcase Brooklyn, New York. A beast of a showcase featuring an array of live music which includes act Generationals. Generationals are a New Orleans band about to drop their second release, Trust (EP). Above is the lead single off the the aforementioned EP, by the sound of this I am looking forward to getting to hear the EP in full. Also Park the Van is releasing a sampler for their upcoming showcase, download some great stuff from the artists below. Park the Van’s 2010 CMJ Showcase Friday, October…
Truth Brand new track from frontman Alexander Ebert (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / IMA Robot) entitled Truth. I’m not sure whether it will be attached to a solo project or not, but it’s definitely a cool track, and worth listening to if you enjoy the Edward Sharpe stuff.
Rough Trade has released a stream of Warpaint’s album, the Fool; which will be available for purchase next week. I’ve had the pleasure of this album for a few weeks now, and it’s great that more people are going to get to listen to it. Check out the album, then head over here, to purchase it.