Song Of The Day

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Song of the Day – “Pulse” by Shigeto

08/20/2015

Yesterday was a great day in my world. Michigan-based artist Shigeto announced a new EP and released the first track, “Pulse.” Starting off as an epilogue to 2013’s No Better Time Than Now, the track carries you from one musical world to another over seven sparsely lush minutes, hinting at Tropicália with its polyrhythms. Shigeto’s music was introduced to me by his Read More

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Song of the Day: Outside Land Artists The Revivalists “Keep Going”

07/17/2015

Today The Revivalists are pulling back the curtains on their new album Men Amongst Mountains. New Orleans is famous for its music and producing acts with HUGE sound. The Revivalists are no exception, ethereal keys and slide guitar give way to horns that hit you like a wall of sound. Vocalist David Shaw’s soulful, sometimes gravelly voice brings Read More

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You should care about Alex Winston’s show @ The Fillmore 6/9

05/27/2015

For a few weeks, I’ve been listening to a lot of radio pop music and yearning for substance. Somehow substance (dynamic, nuanced, well-crafted songwriting) has not been one of the defining characteristics of commercially successful pop music for decades. Today, I got the sonic equivalent of a medium-rare, pan-seared filet mignon delivered right to my inbox: Alex Winston‘s “Careless,” Read More

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Oakland’s Trails and Ways Releases “Say You Will,” 2nd Single Off Upcoming Album Pathology

04/28/2015

I am a big fan of Trails and Ways, a local band that really embraces the diversity we have here in the Bay Area. Their music is infused with South American genres like bossa nova, and exudes the warmth of California sunshine. And you have to love a group where every member including the drummer sings. Today they are Read More

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Song of the Day – “Drive With Your Eyes Closed” / A Band Called Quinn

04/06/2015

The song — “Drive With Your Eyes Closed” by A Band Called Quinn This tune hit me when I most needed a sultry beat to shake off a rough day, and in listening to it, I found it exemplifies itself. Literally driving with your eyes closed brings both exuberance and fear — I should do it; I shouldn’t Read More

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Song of the Day: Get Ready to Tap Your Feet to Separator by Controller

03/18/2015

Hump Day! You made it! As a reward we have a snappy little pop number by NYC’s Controller for you. The track kind of reminds me of the beginning of an Arcade Fire song, and while it might not evolve into the complex jam you expect out of pop masters like AF, it does have a infections beat and leads Read More

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Song of the Day: “Solace” and the Rest of Fyfe’s Debut Album Control

03/09/2015

Ever since Fyfe released single “For You” I have anxiously awaited the release of his debut album Control. Fyfe, which is the latest moniker for London-based Paul Dixon, layers beautiful flowing ambient tones– building beats that alternate between exhilarating complexity and haunting sparseness. Dixon’s voice reaches through the speakers and demands your attention. In “For You” he weaves his Read More

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Song of the Day: Life in Film “It’s What Happens Next That Matters Most”

02/27/2015

London’s Life in Film is here to get us ready for the weekend with new single “It’s What Happens Next That Matters Most.” The track starts out lo-fi and folksy then builds into a very danceable jam. Long strums and quick plucks of guitar give the song a very upbeat base, clashing with heartfelt and almost Read More

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