The great thing about being so late to releasing the August mixtape is that September is here, and the mixtape is ready to go. It goes without saying but I think this mixtape is really great, and I’m digging the heck out of the songs that are on it. Please do let me know if you’ve heard stuff that we missed this month.
Tag: Black Joe Lewis
I’m super late (vacation, and some technical issues) to getting this to ya’ll but hey music is music. August was a pretty great month for new music, with new music from some of our favorites like Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ron Gallo and Tallest Man on Earth. But we saw and heard great tunes from all over. Please do let us know if we’ve missed any songs that you are loving right now.
February is always a fantastic month for new music. With SXSW right around the corner, it’s a huge driver for new music and this year was another great one. Now that February is over and we are two months down into this year, it’s time once again to get our monthly mixtape into your hands. We’re psyched to hear new songs from Blondie (yes that Blondie), Andrew Combs, Matt Vazquez, the Shins, Foxygen, Father John Misty and tons more. I’ve had a ton of fun putting this together, and hope you enjoy.
[B]lack Joe Lewis is coming at us again with this retro/soul sound on “Come to My Party,” a song that more reflects their style than previous fuzz single “Skulldiggin,” which I posted a few weeks back. “Come to My Party,” combining James Brown soul era with a little bit of funk a little bit of rock and a ton of bravado. Look for “Come to My Party” to appear on BJL’s upcoming record, Electric Slave.
[R]ecently signed to Vagrant Records, Black Joe Lewis will release their brand new full-length LP, Electric Slave, on August 27 and are offering up “Skulldiggin,” the first single off the upcoming record. “Skulldiggin,” is a super super super distorted, fuzzy blues rock number with a rough edge and a little White Stripes and early Black Keys influence. This song is heavy on the guitar, and points to a slightly different direction for Black Joe Lewis. It’s rockin, pretty damn heavy, and makes me thirsty for more.
The majority of the album was produced by Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and three of the new tracks (including “Skulldiggin”) were produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River).
Check out the single, and grab the record come August, and for the cherry on top, a huge NA tour with a stop here in Boston at the Royale.
I would like to think I do a pretty good job of covering as much music as possible, and given the chance to digest a ton of music its obvious that I’ll miss some of the fantastic releases that a year has. These are some of them that are sticking out to me, ones that I’ve only recently gone back and listened to and realized what a god awful fool I was for not mentioning them more. Black Joe Lewis – Scandalous Black Joe Lewis – She’s So Scandalous Soul rock & roll without comparison, Black Joe Lewis & the…