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.
One of the dopest hip hop/glitch hop tunes around.
The track has so much depth, making great use of both acoustic and digital sound. Using this interesting blend of sound King Felix – Touching Basses – breaks the mold of typical electronic music.
King Felix makes great use of both synthesis and orchestral sounds with the use of live violin leads , vocal harmony, and a legendary 303 synthesizer for the fat basslines!
Not only does King Felix’s touching basses carry a great tune, it has a “vibe-tage” VHS video to go along with it on Felix’s Youtube and Vimeo pages. the visual effects give a nostalgic vibe and DMT like feel, plus they have videos for several other if there songs as well.
Overall, touching basses is one epic tune you have to check out !
Memphis May Fire is a post-hardcore band that was formed in 2007 under the name Oh Captain My Captain and they currently based out of Dallas, Texas. The band changed their name to Memphis May Fire shortly before releasing their first and self published album. The music is highly energetic and super up tempo with a strong speed metal feel to to the rhythm section. Action/Adventure was originally released on the bands Facebook page and is a great sample of the bands musical style. The lead vocalist provides a wide range for emo screams to hardcore yells while still grounding the sound with modern rock vocals. Give it a try and see if you don’t find yourself rocking out !!
Ratatat is a Brooklyn based duo that produces some good tunes that are easily recognizable but diverse in their minimal synthesized melodies and progressions. Their music can replicate tonal landscapes that are reminiscent of bands like Radiohead, The Strokes, Crystal Castles but also vary into different musical themes that employ melodies riffs and sounds from all sorts of musical genres from hip-hop, to R&B, to New Wave and Rock. It’s hard to find any bad songs by this band. Here’s a bunch of other great songs with music videos on YouTube that I found by them that are really worth listening to. You have to hear them to get a taste for what this band can do. Be careful not to play them all at once. 😉
This is my favorite Kid Cudi song and Steve Aoki’s remix of the song kicks it up a notch with a fat chorus beat so thick you can beat a horse with it. I love the way the song lulls down just long enough to slow you down and then slams you with the big house sound. I recommend trying to do something that you normally do during your day that’s boring and suddenly the task will appear enjoyable and you’ll wonder if you ever had it so good. The best part of wake’n up is fat beats in your cup.