Hotel Anywhere by Cold War Kids

“Hotel Anywhere” is a bouncier tune, driven by Maust’s bass line.  It starts off big right from the get go, drums, guitar and the bass firing on all cylinders, along with some nice keyboard accents.  This is much more of an anthem song, with a big U2-esque chorus.  It’s fun to listen to and I […]

Here With Me by Susie Suh & Robot Koch

Susie Suh & Robot Koch – “Here With Me” – I’ve had this song listed as a song to share with the group since last year, but I kept passing it up to share other artist.  Part of the reason I kept passing it by, is because there really isn’t much information about Susie Suh […]

Ghost by Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson – “Ghost” – Ella comes to us from England, where she has been singing since she was 3yrs old for her family.  At the age of 5, she taught herself to play the piano and began putting on Christmas performances for her family every year going forward.  Thanks to these many performances, she […]

Cool Kids by Echosmith

Echosmith – “Cool Kids” – Echosmith is band made of 4 siblings (Graham is 15, Sydney is 17, Noah is 18 and Jamie is 21) from Los Angeles, whom have been making music together since 2009. In May 2012, the band was signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. Prior to being signed […]

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 […]

“I (Love Myself)” by Kendrick Lamar

I provided a Kendrick Lamar track I think midway through last year (Poetic Justice). The track I’m providing you today comes from Kendrick’s upcoming album, which is set to be released later this year. I rarely provide hip-hop tracks to the group, due to the nature of the lyrical content, but it is a genre […]

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. […]