My Morning Download
The band Hockey recently released a new album, Wyeth Is. They’re currently on tour and make a stop tonight at the TLA with The Hush Sound, River City Extension and Genevieve Schatz from Company of Thieves. Hockey started as a four piece but are now the duo of Ben Wyeth and Jerm. They have a soulful, and playful take on 80′s synth-pop. Below, download “Calling Back.”
Singer-songwriter Jay Nash releases his new album, Letters From The Lost, today. He’ll be celebrating the release of the album at the Tin Angel tomorrow night (Wednesday), May 15th, with Matt Duke and Eliza Moore. Go here for tickets. Raised on a steady diet of The Grateful Dead, Cat Stevens and Bob Dylan, Nash writes seductive and warm songs steeped in classic singer-songwriter tradition. He grew up near Syracuse, New York, moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to follow his rock and roll dreams and moved back East to Vermont recently. Letters is his 10th studio album. Below, download the gorgeous “Wander.”
Although Making Time RADio plays predominantly electronic and dance music, I’m always searching for dance-friendly rock bands to play on the show. Savages’ music exhibits energy, emotion, passion and purpose, and “She Will” has it all: a driving rhythm section, passionate vocals, dark guitar tones and cymbal crashes, all culminating in a 30-second frenzy that keeps building and building. “She Will” recalls ’80s post-punk bands such as Siouxsie and the Banshees while still sounding fresh, new and relevant.
Below, download “She Will,” via NPR Music
Savages play Union Transfer on July 14th. Tickets go on sale today at Noon.
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Randall Bramblett releases his new CD, The Bright Spots, next Tuesday, May 14th on New West Records. Bramblett’s music incorporates rock, blues and R&B and he’s a prolific musician. The Georgia born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter has had a solo career and has performed and recorded with The Allman Brothers, Traffic, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, and Levon Helm. When The Allman Brothers initially disbanded in the mid 70′s, Bramblett formed the fusion leaning rock band Sea Level with Allman’s keyboardist Chuck Leavell, bassist Lamar Williams and drummer Jaimoe. As a songwriter, one of Bramblett’s biggest fans is Bonnie Raitt, who recorded several of his songs including “Use To Rule The World” from her most recent album, Slipstream. Below, in exchange for your e-mail you can download a free sampler featuring several songs from his new album, and his own version of “Used To Rule The World.”