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Dark Sexual R&B: Tolliver - "Emmanuel"

Tollivar “Emmanuel” Rites (Icons Creating Evil Art) Tolliver will blow you away.  “Emmanuel” is such a multi-layered song that when Tolliver’s voice comes in, it will literally take your breath away.  Tolliver has a great tenor voice that at times reminds …

Kick Ass Rock: Rare Americans - "I VS I"

Rare Americans “I VS I” Rare Americans What a great song.  This is one of my favorite new bands, but “I VS I” really hits you in the stomach; it is so good and identifiable.  Honest to God, do you …

Soulful Synthwave: Chris Keya - "Cruise"

Chris Keya “Cruise” LateNight EP Chris Keya is a tremendous synthwave artist from Rome that produces music similar to Kraftwerk but more human sounding with these rich synth/keyboard tones that make you drift to this other world.  I had this …

Swirling Darkness: Blancmange - "Distant Storm (Radio Edit)"

Blancmange “Distant Storm (Radio Edit)” Wanderlust One of my all time favorite bands, Blancmange just continues to get better and darker.  Their new song, “Distant Storm”, is a beautiful mix of beats and synthesizers swashes in the midst of which …

Brazilian Electronica: Leopold Nunan - "Got To Be Strong"

Leopold Nunan “Got To Be Strong” With roots in Rio de Janeiro, Leopold Nunan is a true chameleon, able to assume any shape.  He is, get this, entertainer, singer, dancer, actor, director, choreographer, stylist, photographer, writer, and journalist, and he is …

Post Punk Beauty: Crooked Ghost - "Sleepwalker"

Crooked Ghost “Sleepwalker” Skeleton House One of my favorite bands, Crooked Ghost, has a new video out, and man, it’s a killer.  Coming from Asheville, NC, Crooked Ghost is one of those bands who has combined the Velvet Underground with …

Mystery: CZARINA - "Silence & Substance"

CZARINA “Silence & Surrender” CZARINA has been called “David Bowie and Siouxie Sioux’s secret love child,” and the label really fits.  She’s mysterious, sexy, talented, and has this other worldly appeal combined with that goth mystique that is so missing …

The Brit Invasion: RATS - "Weekend"

RATS “Weekend” What a great scruffy band from the UK.  I love these guys.  They have the Arctic Monkeys sense of melody with their own, twisted sense of humor.  To me, they’re like that group of losers/outsiders who decided to …

Booty Shorts and Beats in Gorillaz 'Humility'

2-D skates joyously through the Gorillaz new video for ‘Humility’ in his booty shorts and Beats while Jack Black picks out the cheerier parts of the song on guitar. This is Venice Beach so of course you have your juice-heads, jerks, and …

Performance Art: Franz Szony - "Petunia"

Franz Szony “Petunia”   I love Franz Szony; the look, the music, the total artistic and beautiful camp of the whole experience.  Szony is more than music; Szony is an artist with a capital A.  This is overwhelming performance art, …

They're Back: The Twilight Sad - "I/m Not Here [missing face]"

The Twilight Sad “I/m Not Here [missing face]” I am always so happy when The Twilight Sad puts out any new, angst-filled music, and their new single is no disappointment.  Comprised as of January 2018 of James Alexander Graham, Vocals …

Kick Ass Rock: No/Hugs - "Your Satisfaction Is Fake"

No/Hugs “Your Satisfaction Is Fake” This is an amazing band.  Hard rocking, ass kicking, and definitely a needed new sound in the world of music.  According to Red Line Roots: “Boston based No/Hugs is a blues infused rock n’ roll outfit that …

Romance: Adam Naas - "The Love"

Adam Naas “The Love” The Love Album With a voice a mile high in the stratosphere, Adam Naas bares his soul with beautiful style that is almost operatic.  Coming from France, where there really is something in the water, Naas …

Songs In The Key Of WOW: Sonny Falls - "Easy To Lose"

Sonny Falls “Easy To Lose” Some Kind Of Spectre One of the strangest but greatest band I’ve heard for a while.  Think a harder sounding Neutral Milk Hotel.  You never know what Ryan “Hoagie” Wesley Ensley is going to throw out …

They're Back: Arctic Monkeys - "Four Out Of Five"

Arctic Monkeys “Four Out Of Five” Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino There’s not much that can be said about the new album by Arctic Monkeys except, dammit, they get better with every release.  This might be the best release so …

Telling The Truth: The Molochs - "I Wanna Say To You"

The Molochs “I Wanna Say To You” Flowers In The Spring The Molochs have done it again.  They are the best of plumbing into the best of Syd Barrett, combine it with Blur, and update and make the sound completely …

Simmering Sexuality: Payson Lewis - "Can't Go Back"

Payson Lewis “Can’t Go Back” Another extraordinarily dance pop song by the new king of pop.  Payson Lewis has the moves, and most especially, the voice.  His voice is smooth and sexy.  You want to get that certain person in …

Truth With Dedication and Humor: Parker Bossley - "Chemicals"

Parker Bossley “Chemicals” This is another amazing Canadian artist that totally blew me away.  What a great voice, a great sense of humor, and a dedication to his craft that is frankly scary.  Believing Vancouver was creatively stifling, he moved …

Jump And Dance: The West Coast Feed - "You Belong To Me"

The West Coast Feed “You Belong To Me” If you remember the great music that came out of Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, you with love The West Coast Feed.  These guys are the best.  You want to get your …

The Journey Begins: Ward - "Stand Me"

Ward “Stand Me” There is something beautifully honest about Ward’s voice and lyrics.  Reminding me of a younger Richard Ashcroft, Ward takes the hard way instead of following the trodden path.  And that’s what makes Ward’s music so exciting.  I …

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