Justin Townes Earle performs “Slippin’ and Slidin’” from his new album Harlem River Blues. Directed by Tim Sutton.
Music Savage Posts
Fistful of Mercy Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison) will release their debut album As I Call You Down on October 5th on Harrison’s own Hot Records. The eponymous track, Fistful of Mercy, is a melancholy acoustic track sung with a deep emotionality, and complete with sweeping harmonies. Fistful of Mercy will offer their fans a free download of the self titled song, “Fistful of Mercy” from their website in exchange for an email sign up or tweet about the release of the album. See www.FistfulofMercy.com/download for details. The band will also be touring for this album, November 9 Seattle, WA Showbox November 11…
Jukebox the Ghost is a is a Washington, D.C.-born, Philadelphia-based three-piece The band consists of Ben Thornewill (vocals & piano), Tommy Siegel (vocals & guitar) and Jesse Kristin (drums) whom are purveyors of fine indie-rock / piano-pop. My first experience with their music came at the hands of a cover they did of Jenny Owen Youngs Last Person. From there, I was intrigued and bought their debut 2008 album, Let Live and Let Ghosts. The album was chock full of fun tracks, Hold it In being one that really jumped out at me. The lyrics were fun, and lighthearted; the music was catchy and poppy. It all seemed bubbly and fun, without going overboard.
Fast forward to this week, and Jukebox the Ghost’s sophomore album, Everything Under the Sun, was released. When I first listened to the album, I was skeptical because of how much I enjoyed Let Live and Let Ghosts. After a few listens (10) I can certainly say this album is full of goodness. Its high spirited, fun loving, and a whole bunch of other positive 2 word descriptors. If you’ve followed along, you’ve heard their first released track Empire, what I’d call one of the best pop songs out there right now, the vocals sparkle, the song is incredibly catchy, and I think it’d be hard to find a better pop song out there right now. The melancholy, Summer Sun is actually one of my favorite tracks on this album. It begins in a melancholy, near ballad-like mood; builds to near anthemic levels. Even with this epic sounding build, it still comes across sweet and shows a growth on a musical level; after extensive touring and 2 years between albums this band is showing they have what it takes to make intelligent, insightful, and catchy music.
Too Much Sufjan Stevens has been a busy bee lately, dropping an EP a few weeks ago, releasing another single from his forthcoming album the Age of Adz, and now yet another single from the previously mentioned album. Check out Too Much, and get ready for the much anticipated Sufjan Stevens’ album the Age of Adz which will be released October 12th.
Check out the new video for Morcheeba’s ‘Blood Like Lemonade.’ The video is directed by Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project, Bones, Numb3rs, CSI Miami) and stars Robert Forster (Jackie Browne, Heroes).
Jose Gonzalez’ band Junip released a video for their track Always. The video celebrates one of the most ridiculous competitions out there. Check it out. Junip’s album Fields arrives September 14 on Mute.
One of the most infectious fun songs from the past summer was B.o.B. and Rivers Cuomo’s Magic. Good to see they finally made a video for this; this song was on high amounts of repeat for me.
The F**k You Remix This had to happen, it was completely inevitable that someone remixes, or samples from Cee – Lo Green’s F**k You. What’s fantastic, is it’s Chiddy Bang, it seems as though everything he does right now is awesome. Check out the remix, and get ready for his upcoming album.
I’m really gun shy about liking the Kings of Leon any more, I feel like they had lost touch with what made their first albums so damn good. The lead single from their upcoming album Come Around Sundown is in the video above. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I tend to be really skeptical with the concept they have put forth in the video. Weigh in for yourself.