A regular feature: Single songs and covers I’ve heard lately, usually submitted to me, that you need to get your ears on. Pronto!
Lots of people cover the Talking Heads. Because they were awesome. Throw this one on the pile. It’s cool.
And speaking of The Talking Heads, Father John Misty released an awesome cover Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. This song always gives me chills.
The new album from All Walls is really, really, really good. Check this out.
I also liked this Fraser Gorman jam. Very sweet and mellow.
Lots of people like the Indigo Girls. I don’t, but lots of people do. So this is for them…
Haven’t heard of Don’t Shoot? Don’t worry. If there is any justice, you will.
You can say their debut EP borrows heavily from Ryan Adams, and you’ll be forgiven. But listen close. This is a band with incredible potential. They know their way around an indie rock song.
Sometimes, an album hits me in the right place at the right time. In this case, the creeping introductory instrumental of “The Sound Of” came through my car speakers during a light rain on a dark day, and when “Panic” came crashing in I was ready.
This is a truly great EP. I can’t wait to hear more!
“The Fall” breaks me. Amazing lyrics, perfect vocals, excellent music. I’m not sure it’s possible to craft a better folky, Americana tune.
And then right after it, on Reina Del Cid’s latest album “The Cooling,” comes the optimistic “Where the Sun Always Shines.” And I’m even more impressed.
Song for song, song after song, The Cooling is a perfect album. It’s hard to imagine a better singer/songwriter could possibly come out this year. Find it, buy it, love it.