Here's a few more new things...
My daughter turned me on to Freelance Whales and I'm glad she did.
And here's a classic...
When I see pretty much anything released on the ANTI- label I already know a few things up front. I will want to hear it immediately and more often than not, I'm going to love it. They are simply the best American record label and a quick check of their current artist roster is all the proof you need. They more than live up to their slogan, "Real artists creating great recordings on their own terms." ANTI- is set to release the album of the Summer on May 10 -- Booker T. Jones' "The Road From Memphis" and I haven't stopped listening to it since last night. Backed by The Roots, the legendary Booker T has made an album for everyone. Forget genres, formats, demographics, focus groups, call-out research, extending your brand, on-line marketing strategies and even global warming and PLAY THIS RECORD THE SECOND YOU GET IT!!!!!
I cannot post anything here from the album except for the lead track "Representing Memphis" which features Sharon Jones and Matt Berninger of The National on vocals. But just wait until you hear "Progress" with Jim James of My Morning Jacket... in a perfect world it would be the single of the Summer.
Here's another ANTI- artist that will not remain a secret too much longer... Frank Turner.
And a brand new artist you should get to know... Sean Rowe
Really bad allergy related nonsense going on the past few days... worth it simply for the good weather ahead but it messes up my ears so I haven't been playing much music at home. Plus, once I take my meds I'm down for the count. Here's a few tunes that made it through my fog.
I've been very anxious to hear both of these new albums and am not disappointed in the least. Here's a sample... what do you think?
Oh well, I missed a day finally. Blame it on the arrival of the new season of MLB The Show, it's the only video game I play and one of my favorite things in the world. I've been a Baseball gamer since childhood, growing up on APBA and Strat-O-Matic and much later Pursue The Pennant, but Sony's MLB franchise is really the best Baseball game I have ever played. At any rate, this Blog is about music, not Baseball so on with today's sounds.
Harvey Leeds asked me to give this a listen, which generally means he will just keep calling me until I do. I love Harvey as only one music nut can love another and sometimes I make him call me a few days in a row just to hear his voice... only kidding Harvey. Honestly, I was unaware of Rebecca Pidgeon but she is quite an accomplished actress, wife of the very famous David Mamet and after listening to this advance I have made a note to investigate her previous album releases. This song sounds like a one-listen hit to me, whatever the hell that means. Let me know what you think.
Very busy day today as I spent some time in New York with Robbie Robertson working on a special broadcast. Here's some songs we played....
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