Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Rosi Golan wrote “Can’t Go Back” with two close friends in Nashville – Natalie Hemby (Miranda Lambert) and Kate York (Little Big Town). The song was originally released on Rosi Golan’s 2nd LP “Lead Balloon”. It harkens back to a time when there was no computers, microphones, pro tools and auto tune. When people who could really sing would stand in a great sounding room or church and just sing with all the emotion a lyric like this deserves. The song was recently recorded by Little Big Town for their platinum selling latest LP< “Tornado”.
Just by the look of it, The Kickback is just getting started as evidenced by their advanced songwriting, addictive rhythmic syncopation, and killer vocals. Because a band this good, has these types of humble beginnings for only so long. There’s a time limit on this thing folks, so get in there and get your autographs and front row live show spots while you still can.
These guys, out of South Dakota living in Chicago just released their 2nd EP last year “Great Self Love”, which was preceeded only by their 1st EP “Alliteration, Etc…”. You’ll find their new songs worth setting to repeat via their Official MySpace playlist. I wouldn’t so much classify them as an indie rock band because of their style, which has more of a lazy salsa bar kind ring, spicy and well timed. Although they do classify themselves as Indie, so I’m not that far off, but then they list “Showtunes”, which I’m a little confused about. Maybe the band can email me and expand my mind on that genre. Maybe it means, “The ease with which each song can be inserted into the soundtrack of most films.”, I do not know sir.
Maybe if you like The Kickback on Facebook and comment on their page they’ll tell you all about it.
Brooke Fraser is already very popular and has hit #1 and #3 in music charts consistently in Australia and New Zealand. Now after signing with Sony she’s running around the world to share her new intimate soul sharing album Flags which was released in October 2010.
This song of hers continues to rise up from small beginnings into something great and powerful. It inspires, instills wonder in our minds, and stirs passion in our hearts. A love song asking, what makes me love you like I do? It must be something in the water she says, pointing to that deep mysterious and unexplainable feeling we have when we become deeply moved and impassioned by someone who has taken our heart. I can keep listening to this song again and again, and the music video artfully jumping from one life-style to another paints stories that we can relate to of love found and beauty that it brings.
1) Houses is an anonymous lo-fi electronic duo out of Chicago, Illinois. They are signed to Lefse Records.
That’s all Last.fm has to say about this band. But you can find out a lot about them on official Houses website, like that they recorded a lot of the original material for the album while living in a tiny tree cabin in a remote part of the jungle near Hilo Hawaii without any running water or electricity. That they moved back to Chicago when they ran out of money and now have the album out and were blessed to have a great director duo for their music video Nik Harper, Lamar High, and Nicholas Owen aka Lamar+Nik. The male and female pair that makes up the indie music group Houses is apparently anonymous as they blurred out the face of the girl in the video. I would venture so say this means that the two value their own privacy, and also understand quite well the dangers of fame in the world of entertainment. So I’ll further conclude that the couple is also very intelligent as they are not doing something that is common among music artists, which is to reject the idea of self branding of your own music, although this can be argued. But at the bottom line they at least didn’t jump into the “look at me, I’m cool” wagon that a lot of music artists choose to take as a way to promote their own music through “I want to be like that cool person” associative thought which fans tend to have (idolatry). So good for them! I hope they make more music.
James Delay is an emerging electronic music artist out of London England whose debut on Russell Club Records is most likely making steady electronic pulses through the digital ether as we speak. His music is calm calculated and powerful like an unconscious force moving the energy of the world across the grid lines of our cities. The music builds and creeps, like a slow rising tide or stream of clouds rolling by, influencing your perception whether you realize it or not. It’s like a new emergent property, slowly assembling itself out of the bits and pieces of our electronic world, coming together, forming something new and powerful. And deep inside the heart of the machine there’s something very smart and very aware that knows exactly what it’s doing.
Check out the full description of this music video on Vimeo.
Read the RUSSEL CLUB RECORDS bio on James Delay too.
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TINY DANZA’S HIT SINGLE “BEAT FLY” HITTING COMMERCIAL RADIO THIS WEEK
TORONTO, Ontario – TINY DANZA off Bent Penny Records are a combination of hip-hop, R&B, and party rock. Their critically acclaimed hit single “BEAT FLY” will hit the radio stations this week with a music video to follow. Tiny Danza’s debut album “YOU COULD HAVE IT ALL” will be released in stores everywhere June 14th, 2011 through BENT PENNY/FONTANA NORTH/UNIVERSAL. “Beat Fly” has also been chosen to be professionally authored and is available for download on Harmonix’s ROCK BAND.
Tiny Danza have just finished playing a string of sold out and packed shows all through Toronto and will be playing the first ever YELP Toronto party at the Ocho Hotel on June 1st, 2011. A summer tour is soon to be announced.
TINY DANZA’S ROCK BAND video for “Beat Fly” can be seen here: Youtube Video
Download link for their summer hit here: Beat Fly
Tiny Danza has the upbeat party dance sound that makes you wanna get up and start dancing. Much the same way I feel about Jamiroquai. But they mix in some Down With Webster & LMFAO lyricism and hip-hop rock transitions.
This alternative indie band has been around since at least 2009, and has just released a new EP. You can hear all their tracks on their SoundCloud page. Hotter Later (or Hotter LAter) appears to be the brainchild of Sturgis Adams from Los Angeles, California. Their sound is a casual mix of synth, well harmonized vocals, and steady drum guitar rhythms. The tone reminds me of the honest humility of Guster but with bigger rocks falling from the sky.
I believe I came found Hotter LAter on Twitter and after listening to this track decided to share the love on Song of the Day here. Although there isn’t much information about these guys online yet. Last.fm and BandCamp would be my next recommendations for them.