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Original Dance: Youngblood Hawke - "Robbers"

Youngblood Hawke “Robbers” Youngblood Hawke sound like nothing you’ve ever heard.  They’re part electronica, part indie pop, part rock anthem, all wonderful.  Sometimes they sound like Beck, sometimes like New Order or another New Wave band, sometimes a normal Bjork, …

Indescribable Beauty: Exit Someone - "Absent Lover"

Exit Someone “Absent Lover” Equal Trouble For a short number by two people, there is a lot going on, all great.  From the wonderful ethereal vocals to the spinning keyboard sounds to that wonderful, peaceful rhythm carrying the song, the …

Authentic Bluegrass: Wild Ponies - "Pretty Bird"

Wild Ponies “Pretty Bird” Galax Named after the beautiful town in Virginia, Galax by Wild Ponies is perfect bluegrass.  This album is a beautiful mix of old and new bluegrass, traditional and modern.  Look at the guest list on this record:  Snake …

Architectural Music: Humble Fire - "Taliesin"

Humble Fire “Taliesin” Builder Architecture per music.  Humble Fire has built a record with tunes that are substantial like buildings.  For example, their song, “Taliesin”, sounds like what Frank Lloyd Wright’s building would sound like if they could sing.  Coming …

A New Experience: The Dull Blue Lights - "Press Play"

The Dull Blue Lights “Press Play” The Dull Blue Lights Muscle Shoals, the Sound of Philadelphia, a lost tune from Nuggets, combine them all together, and you get the Dull Blue Lights.  Formally The Snails, The Dull Blue Lights decided …

From Sorrow Comes Joy: The Tambo Rays - "Yes and No"

The Tambo Rays “Yes and No” Recharge Have you missed poppy/punky new wave like the Go-Go’s or even Le Tigre, with the strong female lead and summery, dance rhythms?  Never fear: The Tambo Rays are here.  Based in Oakland, the …

Horror Sound Track: Super Snake - "Lavish Sum Of Dread"

Super Snake “Lavish Sum Of Dread” Leap Of Love It’s so wonderful that there is still room left for great garage/doom/metal.  In fact, if you need the soundtrack to your next true horror movie, choose Super Snake.  They know how …

Spiritual Trek: James Riotto - "Mineral King"

James Riotto “Mineral King” Mineral King James Riotto, formally on The Moanin Dove, is about to release his grand tribute to the beauty of the wilderness, and it’s extraordinarily uplifting.  As Riotto says: “I am not a religious, or even …

Nightmares: VYCES - "Nocturnal"

VYCES “Nocturnal” (featuring Carla Harvey) Angels Sweet nightmares are made of these.  This is one of the most powerful songs I’ve heard in a long time, and also one of the Frickin scariest, with the tree veins erupting on the …

Music As Healer: Sun Kin - "Bijak"

Sun Kin “Bijak” “Kabir was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint. The Bijak is the best known compilation of Kabir’s poetry, and holy scripture for followers of the Kabirpanthi religion. It is one of the earliest major texts in …

Leave But Can't Leave: Grace Blue - "Our Eyes"

  Grace Blue “Our Eyes” Grace Blue It’s rare when a song is as beautifully produced and performed as the video is this day and age of video supremacy, but “Our Eyes” even outshines the beautiful video.  Grace Blue is …

Daring Concepts: Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show - "Tin Laurel"

  Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show “Tin Laurels” Catherine Dalton Deschain is releasing one of a trio of albums, and this first release is one the greatest ideas for a concept album since Amanda Palmer and Jason Wembley’s Evelyn Evelyn. …

Dreamscape: TESHA - "Dreams"

TESHA “Dreams” Dreams Vol. 1 As the Eurythmics song goes, “Sweet dreams are made of this”.  TESHA’s new album, dropping soon, is exactly what Annie met.  The music and that gorgeous voice flow all around you like the best of …

The Ultimate Singles Band: Fort Atlantic - "Just Hold On"

Fort Atlantic “Just Hold On” Shadow Shaker Vol 1 What a great band.  This poppy blend of light and dark has that 90’s sound updated to the 10’s.  Think of The Smithereens.  They seem to be the best band to …

The Last Of The Best: Die Antwoord - "Love Drug"

Die Antwoord “Love Drug” The Book of Zef The fifth (and supposedly final) album by the greatest band in the world is coming out this fall.  Die Antwoord, comprised of rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser(stylized as ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER), and producer God …

Psychedelia Pop: Hollow Everdaze - "Cartoons"

Hollow Everdaze “Cartoons” Cartoons Hollow Everdaze, outstanding musicians from Down Under (Melbourne to be exact), are releasing their album on June 23.  This band is so wonderful in a psychedelic pop way, very reminiscent of The Church, but updated into …

Freddie Jackson: The Best Melba Moore That Anyone Could Ever Get

Freddie Jackson Recording Artist #Love Freddie Jackson is an American soul singer. Among his well-known hits are “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)”, “Have You Ever Loved Somebody”, “Jam Tonight”, “Do Me Again”, and “You Are My Lady”. http://invocation.co/show/performer/freddie-jackson …

Music For The Gods: Keep Shelly In Athens - "Leave In Silence"

Keep Shelly In Athens “Leave In Silence” Philokalia Greece’s best ambient/electronica band is releasing a new album, and it certainly is some of the most beautiful music ever.  Made up of RΠЯ and Jessica Bell and based in Athens, of …

Barroom Fun: Wreck Loose - "Long Time Listener, First Time Caller"

Wreck Loose “Long Time Listener, First Time Caller” OK, Wreck Loose Imagine Warren Zevon more out of control and punkier, if that were even possible, and you get Wreck Loose, these lunatics from Pittsburgh, of course.  Wreck Loose is so …

Great Dance: Fujiya & Miyagi - "Impossible Objects Of Desire"

Fujiya & Miyagi “Impossible Objects Of Desire” Fujiya & Miyagi Coming from Brighton, UK, Fujiya & Miyagi is comprised of David Best // guitars, lead vocals; Steve Lewis // synthesisers, beats, programming, backing vocals; Ed Chivers // drums; and Ben Adamo // bass, backing …

Aussie Eccentricity: The Stevens - "Pulling All The Facts Together"

The Stevens “Pulling All The Facts Together” Good Coming from Melbourne (what is in the water there?), The Stevens formed in 2011 around guitarists Alex Macfarlane (Twerps, Tyrannamen) and New Zealand-born Travis MacDonald, and were soon joined by bassist Gus Lord …

Jazz/Electronica: BEIJU - "Movin On"

BEIJU “Movin On” Demain Demain is the French for tomorrow, and BEIJU definitely has her sites on the future.  Raised in the outskirts of Paris, Caitlin Seager was heavily influenced by contemporary jazz and the avant-garde art world as a …

True Punk: Fruit & Flowers - "Subway Surfer"

Fruit & Flowers “Subway Surfer” Drug Tax You like your punk with great harmonies, guitar and bass riffs divine, and a back-beat that reminds you of Nick Knox and never stops?  Meet Fruit & Flowers, one of the saviors of …

David Lynch Style: TORRES - "Skim"

TORRES “Skim” TORRES has a new video out, and it’s fantastic.  TORRES is one of the most exciting and controversial musician out there.  She is one of the greatest songwriters and guitarists out there.  Check out the riffs on her …

See: Phoenix Disco-Tinged "J-Boy"

phoenix, jboy, disco, alternative rockPhoenix return with “J-Boy” a song that showcases a laissez-faire pace, glitzy electronics, and a disco-ized sound that diverges from their typical alternative pop-rock. The video pays homage to the title of their album with a talkshow of the same …

SEE: Arcade Fire "Everything Now" and "Creature Comfort"

Arcade Fire are overachievers and nothing shows more proof than the two songs with accompanying videos they just put out. The first being “Everything Now”, a catchy pop-rock tune with an epic chorus that would even leave U2 jealous. Win …

Dionne Warwick: It's Very Vital to My Existence

Dionne Warwick 5-Time Grammy Award-Winner #Friendship Dionne Warwick is a 5-time Grammy Award-winning legend. She is an American singer, actress, and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United …

Chamber Music Redux: Seven(Suns - "Heathens"

Seven(Suns “Heathens” (TWENTY ONE PILOTS) For Hearts Still Beating This orchestra is so wonderful, but what is most amazing is not just their covers, which they really own, but on this upcoming album, they also perform their own composition, “Yama”, …

Indian Psychedelia: Imaad Wasif - "Carry The Scar"

Imaad Wasif “Carry The Scar” Dzi If you haven’t jumped on Imaad Wasif’s bandwagon, do so before you are left in the dust.  Wasif is one of the most imaginative musicians out there, combining so many different genres into this …

Beautiful Blues: Katie Buchanan - "Stand With Me"

Katie Buchanan “Stand With Me” Who We Are When We’re Standing “Stand With Me” is an truly outstanding song from the sophomore product of my favorite new blues/folk singer, Katie Buchanan.  On this song, her guitar playing (which is amazing …

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