Hot Coals by Cold War Kids

“Hot Coals” plays the simple route again, with a big drum beat and guitar playing around Willet’s vocals at the beginning of the track.  After the first verse, the bass guitar kicks in and adds a little more muscle to the sound.  This song builds up as it moves along, with Willet adding a little […]

Here It Goes Again by OK Go

“Here It Goes Again” – This is the song that gave me full exposure to OK Go. The opening guitar rift immediately asked for my attention and maintained my attention all through the course of the song. The catchy chorus is hard not to enjoy also. The video features the band dancing on treadmills in […]

First by Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids released their 5th album in October – “Hold My Home”.  Hailing from the OC in Fullerton, CA, the band released their first full length album “Robbers & Cowards” in 2006.  Their debut came after some well-hyped EPs and live performances, and it showed a great deal of promise for the band (and […]

Wrong Side of Heaven by Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch’s Wrong side of Heaven is my choice this week because of the recent Veteran’s day holiday. This video touches me with it’s grippling stats about our homeless, along side it’s moving political lyrics. I love when artists use their influence in a positive way to shed light on our current events, […]

Like Real People Do by Hozier

Andrew Hozier-Byrne, otherwise known as Hozier, comes to us from Ireland. He is fairly new to the music scene, becoming established in 2012 when he started recording demos for Universal Music. He was raised by his father, whom was a musician himself, and Hozier developed a love for music at an early age. This love […]

Hunter Eats Hunter by Chevelle

This may be a track that really makes you start thinking of another band they sound like…who is that? Oh yeah, it’s Tool. I immediately heard similarities, and their producer has also worked with Tool so it’s not surprising. Some of Pete’s vocals sound very much like Maynard’s vocals from Tool, so yeah, not surprised […]

Blue by Beyoncé

“Blue” – I wanted to add a bonus track, simply because I enjoy it and coincidently I heard it this morning on my way into the office. This track is probably the sweetest track on the album. It’s a song dedicated to Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue. It’s a simple song that is highlighted with a simple […]

Twinge by Chevelle

This is the final track on “La Gargola” is a slower, more atmospheric song and it’s a great way to end the album. Very simple yet effective music up front with the slow bass and drums and the slow, swirling guitar. Great track to just close your eyes to and get lost in the music. […]

XO by Beyoncé

“XO” – This track is probably the most synthesized song on her album; it incorporates a strong drum line and you can tell that a lot of the musical components in the song are of the electronic base. The song was written and produced by Beyoncé, Ryan Tedder (from the band One Republic) and The […]

Hey Boy by Goapele

Oh my goodness! Goapele is back! “Hey Boy” has just that something special that his been missing from R&B for a while–funk, soul, love, and of course a voice of a bell. This track will have you tapping your toes by the last beat. Her fun lyrics, demeanor and sound on this track really has […]