Black Terry Cat by Xenia Rubinos

A handful of notable new releases out today, at the top of my personal anticipation list is the new album from SoCal rockers Rival Sons “Hollow Bones”.  Also, you can find new albums from the quadruple guitar attack of Diarrhea Planet on “Turn to Gold”, alt-rock/country stalwarts Band of Horses with “Why Are You OK”, […]

Future People by Alabama Shakes

“Future People” starts off with some funky guitar lines and a basic backbeat. Howard’s vocals start off very high, showcasing her falsetto. One reason I’m highlighting this song is because of some the chances the band takes musically – there’s some heavily distorted bass on it that really shakes things up in parts. The keyboards […]

Where Are You Now by Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber

Something about this song gets stuck in my head. I can’t tell if it is the melodic rhythm of Diplo and his metronome style–Skrillex spilling the bass like sips of honey–or Bieber offering a subtle hints of soul. For whatever reason, I think this new single has potential to become an anthem this summer. The […]

Mona Lisa by Dead Sara

“Mona Lisa”is the first single from the new album. It starts off with some background noise and finger-snapping along with a little band hum. Then the song kicks in with a snaky guitar line and a solid rhythm section. Armstrong gets to have a lot of fun with her vocals on this track. And while […]

Velcro by Rustie

“Velcro” immediately grabbed my attention the first time I heard it, even though it was buried in the second half of the album.  The track starts off with some pingy synth sounds that bouncearound with some nice cymbal flourishes added in.  This goes on for a little bit and then some percussion stops and starts […]

Agora by Bear Hands

“Agora”is another track with an insanely catchy chorus, so much so that it almost erases the impact of “Giants” as it keeps replaying in your head.  The first time I heard this track I probably went back and repeated it 3 or 4 times before continuing with the album.  And that is very out of […]

What by Broncho

What leads off the album and is a good example of the band’s sound.  Nothing too in your face, but there’s plenty of interesting elements going on.  Effective guitar work, but nothing flashy.  Some interesting vocal tics, mostly coming out in the chorus.  It’s a short track at just over 2 minutes so it’s over […]

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 […]

“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 […]