Thursday, February 29, 2024

“Rain Dance”, Geese

This way: Rain Dance

Geese are an American rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band is composed of Dominic DiGesu, Cameron Winter, Max Bassin, and Gus Green.

The band formed in 2016 while the members were attending Brooklyn Friends School and Little Red School House in New York City. During high school, the band practiced and recorded material in the basement of Bassin's home in Fort Greene.

As a few of the members had received acceptance letters to attend schools such as Oberlin College and the Berklee College of Music, the band had intended to break up once they graduated high school in 2020. Towards mid-2020, however, the band's self-produced demos attracted attention from several record labels, including 4AD, Fat Possum, and Sub Pop. Ultimately, the band signed with Partisan Records.

[Spotify] Rain Dance

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Borders Comfort”, Soft Kill

This way: Borders Comfort

Soft Kill is an american band originally from Portland (Oregon). Also, they are one of the bands that have called themselves on their personal facebook page as "sad rock", a new musical subgenre. Emerged from the post-punk scene, they have released five albums and several singles and EPs.

An Open Door (debut album) was one of the most prestigious releases of the last ten years of the post-punk genre, receiving excellent musical reviews. Bassist and singer of influential band in the 80s, The Chameleons, Mark Burgess took an interest in their music and he sponsored them for a tour around United States in addition to putting the voice on the song "On The Inside" of his fourth album Choke. 

[Spotify] Borders Comfort

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

“So Twisted Fate”, Frog

This way: So Twisted Fate

This is some whack shit, it's messed up, it's unreal-not real. Frog is an American indie rock band. The group was founded by Daniel Bateman and Thomas White in Queens, New York in 2012. In 2019, White left the band and was replaced on drums by Bateman's brother Steve. White has since rejoined the band on bass. 

They have released five studio albums through labels like Audio Antihero and their own Tapewormies imprint, which have received praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, and The Line of Best Fit as well as airplay from various BBC stations.

[Spotify] So Twisted Fate

Monday, February 26, 2024

“Punchlines”, Happy Just to See You

This way: Punchlines

Band from Manchester, New Hampshire. 

[Spotify] Punchlines

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Guilty Pleasures: “Bitter Fingers”, Elton John

This way: Bitter Fingers

Another musician from the first loves category. Elton owned the airwaves back in those early 70s days just as I stumbled into the AM radio universe. I had all the early records, and Capt Fantastic was a real work of art to my young ears.

[Spotify] Bitter Fingers

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Guilty Pleasures: “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day”, Jethro Tull

This way: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

There really is no excuse sometimes, no logical explanation. The temperature in the room runs high as the FM radio slinks into the sunset. And the ice melts as futures fade.

[Spotify] Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Guilty Pleasures: “Everything Louder than Everything Else”, Meat Loaf

This way: Everything Louder than Everything Else

Does it get any better than Meat Loaf? I don't think so. This is the odd case where the sequel is better the the original. Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor known for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. He is one of the best selling music artists in history. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell (1977), Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993), and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose (2006)—has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The first album stayed on the charts for over nine years, as of 2016 still sold an estimated 200,000 copies annually, and is on the list of bestselling albums.

After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf nevertheless experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. The key to this success was his popularity in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He received the 1994 Brit Award in the United Kingdom for bestselling album and single. He appeared in the 1997 film Spice World and he ranked 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts in 2006. He ranks 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

[Spotify] Everything Louder than Everything Else

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Guilty Pleasures: “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”, Wings

This way: Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

When I started listen to music The Beatles were already over. But they still owned the airwaves to a certain degree. And all the post Beatle activities got a lot of attention. Paul started a new Band called Wings, but it was soon Paul McCartney and Wings. But not the Buffalo kind. Paul had a habit of recording all kinds of garbage in what I think was a fuck you to his fame. But he still had those song writtin' chops. Here is a gem from his near perferct LP Band on the Run, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five . . . 

[Spotify] Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

Monday, February 19, 2024

Guilty Pleasures: “Elected”, Alice Cooper

This way: Elected

Alice Cooper was one of my first breakthru music loves. Alice was a real fixture in AZ, having grown up here. And his over the top everything was a real draw. Certainly at the time he stood out of the crowd. But thats also some great songwriting going on. In my study or Near Perfect LPs I came to the conclusion that Alice has 3 that would make that list. No filler. This whole LP, Billion Dollar Babies is a serious masterpiece. And don't forget to vote!

[Spotify] Elected

Saturday, February 17, 2024

“Dang Me”, Roger Miller

This way: Dang Me

What is this song? Someone please help. It is so left field it's in the parking lot. And that record cover is also special. Roger Millers music is often in its own place in history. Roger Miller Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me", and "England Swings". 

After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the U.S. Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as "Billy Bayou" and "Home" for Jim Reeves and "Invitation to the Blues" for Ray Price. He later began a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, continuing to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit "Old Friends" with Price and Willie Nelson in 1982. He also wrote and performed several of the songs for the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood. Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony Award−winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted.

Miller died from lung cancer in 1992 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later. His songs continued to be recorded by other singers, with covers of "Tall, Tall Trees" by Alan Jackson and "Husbands and Wives" by Brooks & Dunn; both reached the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s. This track from 1964.

[Spotify] Dang Me

Friday, February 16, 2024

“Up In Flames”, Grace Cummings

This way: Up In Flames

Great songwrittin' from the Melbourne folk singer Grace Cummings, this from 2022. 

[Spotify] Up In Flames

Thursday, February 15, 2024

“Music Writers”, Ausmuteants

This way: Music Writers

From 2016. Melbourne band. Jake Robertson, Billy Gardner, Shaun Conner, Marc Dean are popping out some great punk rock these days. Jake Robertson formed Ausmuteants with Billy Gardner in 2011, after Robertson temporarily sat in as drummer for Gardner's band The Living Eyes. They were later joined by bandmates Marc Dean and Shaun Connor. The band first performed live together in 2012 and released a cassette Split Personalities that year, before releasing the album Amusements in 2013. Ausmuteants released three further albums, and received praise overseas, with Pitchfork listed them amongst their Best Underground Garage Punk Albums of 2016 list. A 2019 album The World in Handcuffs was written entirely by guitarist Shaun Connor. It was nominated for the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) Best Independent Punk Album or EP at the 2020 AIR Awards. 

[Spotify] Music Writers

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

“New Beginning”, Automatic

This way: New Beginning

Automatic is a rock band from Los Angeles. Automatic’s members are Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Halle Saxon (bass, vocals), and Lola Dompé (drums, vocals).

The three band members met while immersed in L.A.’s DIY music scene and started playing live in 2017, taking their name from the track "Automatic" from The Go-Go's album Beauty and the Beat. The group signed to Los Angeles label Stones Throw in June 2019. 

Dompé is the daughter of Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins. She joined her first band, art-rock outfit Blackblack, when she was 13.

Automatic announced their debut album Signal with the release of their first single "Calling It" on 3 June 2019. The band put out two more singles, a cover of Delta 5's "Mind Your Own Business" and title track "Signal", before releasing the album on 27 September 2019. Pitchfork described Signal as "an exercise in post-punk and no-wave galvanism". The band released Signal Remixes on 26 March 2021, which included reworks from artists such as Peanut Butter Wolf, Sudan Archives, Peaking Lights, Osees' John Dwyer, and Kevin Haskins.

On 8 March 2022, Automatic announced their new album Excess with their first single "New Beginning". Stereogum described "New Beginning" as "’60s pop kitsch". The group followed it up with their second single "Venus Hour" on 7 April 2022. Excess was released on 24 June 2022 on Stones Throw.

[Spotify] New Beginning

[Charming Live] New Beginning

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

“Thriving”, Diet Cig

This way: Thriving

Diet Cig is an American indie rock duo that formed in September 2014 in New Paltz, New York, United States. The band consists of Alex Luciano on guitar/vocals and Noah Bowman on drums. Their first studio album, Swear I'm Good At This, was released in April 2017. Their second studio album, Do You Wonder About Me, was released in May 2020. 

Luciano and Bowman met at a house show in New Paltz during the summer of 2014. Bowman's old band, Earl Boykins, was playing at the house show, where Luciano needed a cigarette lighter. She interrupted the band's set to ask Bowman for one, but he gave her a bottle of wine instead. Afterwards, Luciano got his number and told him she'd make a music video for him. The next day, Bowman tattooed a daisy on Luciano's foot and by August 2014, the pair were making music together. Bowman had been in bands since he was 13, but Luciano had never been in a band before and only knew a few chords on the guitar. They officially named their act Diet Cig in September 2014. Luciano and Bowman confirmed in an interview with Pigeons and Planes that the name has no significance.

[Spotify] Thriving

Monday, February 12, 2024

“I Want My Minutes Back”, Snapped Ankles

This way:  Want My Minutes Back

This is some good new fashioned punk rock.

Snapped Ankles are an English, London-based post-punk band, incorporating elements of performance art and art rock. They signed to The Leaf Label in 2017 and have released four albums, two EPs and numerous singles to date. The band members' identities are unknown, due to the fact that the group performs in ghillie suits, but they claim to be "forest folk...descended from the trees". 

Formed in East London in 2011, the band began performing at DIY nights creating live improvisations by chopping up 1960s films before sequencing and augmenting them with synthesisers. The band released their first single, "True Ecology (Shit Everywhere)", in December 2012, on Ears Have Eyes records. Their next release came in early 2015 with "I Want My Minutes Back", issued on white label, and reissued in 2017 as their first release on The Leaf Label. From 2015 to 2016, they performed in Daniel Oliver's participatory performance show 'Weird".

[Spotify]  I Want My Minutes Back

Saturday, February 10, 2024

“Queens”, Aeon Station

This way: Queens

The bittersweet solo debut from Kevin Whelan—formerly of the Wrens—should it be electronica? No its just a rock band, some great songs here . . . . Aeon Station’s debut album Observatory, was released by Sub Pop Records on December 10, 2021. It was  previewed by the singles "Queens", "Leaves" and "Fade".

[Spotify] Queens

[So Charming Live] Queens live

Friday, February 9, 2024

“Sigalert”, Flat Worms

This way: Sigalert

Flat Worms are from Los Angeles, California. Frontman Will Ivy is flanked by drummer Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies) and bassist Tim Hellman, who’s played with Ty Segall and Oh Sees. 

[Spotify] Sigalert

Thursday, February 8, 2024

“Saturday Night Friends”, Morphia Slow

This way: Saturday Night Friends

Morphia Slow is an artist Living in Phoenix, Arizona. Great folky pop song sound here. She refers to her genre as Fol-Murder-Pop.

[Spotify] Saturday Night Friends

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

“The Greyhound”, TRAAMS

This way: The Greyhound

TRAAMS are an English indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Chichester, West Sussex, England.

The band's name "TRAAMS" comes from the acronym for "Time Reference Angle of Arrival Measurement System". The trio's roots originated in mid-2011 when the bandmembers met at Goo a club night based in Bognor Regis. There, Stuart Hopkins was a DJ where he spun songs by Wire, New Order, and Le Tigre along with mainstream pop and rap. The three bandmembers bonded over their mutual tastes of music, specifically musicians such as McLusky, Pavement, Television and Kraftwerk. The influences caused the band to begin jamming together and in late 2011, to begin recording music with each other. Much of the band's earliest demo work has been described as a hybrid of Krautrock and punk rock. 

[Spotify] The Greyhound

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

“Friends On Ice”, Yung

This way: Friends On Ice

This quartet is from Denmark and began in 2014. 

[Spotify] Friends On Ice

Monday, February 5, 2024

“Sing Sing”, The Bones of J.R. Jones

This way: Sing Sing

The Bones of J.R. Jones is a project from American singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jonathon Linaberry (from central New York State).

A self-taught guitar and banjo player, J.R.’s fondness for old gospel hymns, bluesmen like Son House and R.L. Burnside, and artists like The Carter Family and Tom Waits, helped shape his sound, which has been described as “haunting stomp blues tempered with a touch of honey.”

Performing on stage with a kick drum, high-hat, and guitar/banjo (as well as the occasional harmonica and kazoo) J.R.’s live shows are visually impressive – a powerful and dynamic display that showcases his musical and emotional range. 

His songs speak of sorrow and hope, a longing for home, and, he says, “The more unsavory desires and wants in your life – those demons and devils that haunt you.” 

[Spotify] Sing Sing

[Charming live] Sing Sing

Saturday, February 3, 2024

“Barracuda”, John Cale

This way: Barracuda

Fear is the fourth solo studio album by the Welsh rock musician John Cale, released on 1 October 1974 by Island Records.

Fear is the first of Cale's three studio albums for Island Records, all of which were released in a period of just over a year. During this time Cale was also producing records for other artists, working on albums such as Horses (1975) by Patti Smith, one of the most influential of all punk records.
In addition to his lead vocals on Fear, Cale also played keyboards, guitars, viola, violin and bass, and was joined by Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson, Roxy Music's Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera, and other artists who were signed to Island at the time.

"Gun" features an unusual two-man guitar solo from Manzanera and Eno, with the latter using a synthesizer to process the former's guitar playing in real-time. The promotional album for Fear released by Island Records contained an interview with Cale. He announced an adaption of the William Blake poem "Jerusalem", and cover versions of the songs "Girl from the North Country" by Bob Dylan, "Eight Miles High" by the Byrds and "I Can See for Miles" by the Who.

[Spotify] Barracuda

Friday, February 2, 2024

“The Wind Was Like a Train”, Wild Pink

This way: The Wind Was Like a Train

Wild Pink is an American indie rock band from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. 

Wild Pink began in 2015, releasing an EP titled 2 Songs. In May 2015, Wild Pink joined Texas Is Funny Records and released a new single, as well as announcing a second EP, Good Life, which was released on June 30, 2015. In 2016, the band announced their self-titled debut full-length album, which was released on the Tiny Engines label in February 2017. The band's second album, Yolk in the Fur, was released on July 20, 2018. The band's third album, A Billion Little Lights, was released on February 19, 2021, with Royal Mountain Records. Two months later, in April 2021, the band released the EP 6 Cover Songs, which includes covers of songs by Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, and a cover of the Jeopardy! theme tune.

[Spotify] The Wind Was Like a Train

Thursday, February 1, 2024

“South Gotta Change”, Adia Victoria

This way: South Gotta Change

Adia Victoria (born July 22, 1986) is an American singer and songwriter. In addition to playing and writing music, she also writes poetry. She is currently based in Nashville.

Victoria has described her music as "gothic blues". It incorporates elements of rock, blues, punk rock and country music. Critics and journalists have classified her style as blues, folk, Southern Gothic, indie rock, blues rock,[9] gothic country, gothic folk, swamp blues, garage punk, punk blues and soul music. Although Victoria is sometimes associated with Americana music, she has distanced herself from the genre, saying, "I’m not an Americana artist. I have no interest in being appropriated by that genre." However, her position seems to have softened as, in 2022, she performed at a nominations event hosted by the Americana Music Association and was nominated for their Emerging Artist of the Year award at their 21st awards ceremony. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

“Car Keys”, A. G. Cook

This way: Car Keys

This may be the best song ever written about Car Keys.
A. G. Cook (born 23 August 1990) is an English music producer and the head of the UK record label PC Music. Cook released his first solo singles in 2014. He has also collaborated with PC Music artists such as Hannah Diamond, GFOTY, EASYFUN, Danny L Harle and felicita. He formed the one-off project QT with musician Sophie and performance artist Hayden Dunham, producing the 2014 single "Hey QT".

Cook came into the public eye as Charli XCX's creative director and has executively produced her projects: Number 1 Angel, Pop 2, Charli and How I'm Feeling Now. Cook was named #12 in the Dazed 100 for "redefining style and youth culture in 2015 and beyond".[4] Cook released his two debut albums, 7G and Apple, and received the Variety Hitmakers Innovator of The Year Award in 2020.[5] In 2022, he produced the song "All Up in Your Mind" from Beyoncé's album Renaissance, which earned him a nomination for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.[6]

Since founding PC Music in August 2013, Cook's label has represented over 20 artists releasing music within a similar style, in which tropes from mainstream 1990s and 2000s pop music are amplified. This style of exaggerated pop tropes grew to serve as the foundation of the genre hyperpop, which Cook is credited for developing and popularising.

[Spotify] Car Keys

Monday, January 29, 2024

“MZ”, Sascha Funke

This way: MZ

Sascha Funke (born 1977 in Berlin ) is a German DJ and producer in the electronic music scene.
In the 1990s, Funke organized parties; his mentors back then were Paul Kalkbrenner and Ellen Allien, with whom he still has an intense friendship today. While he was initially more focused on trance as an organizer, he later switched to other electronic music styles such as techno, house and minimal.

From 1997, Sascha Funke worked as a DJ in various Berlin clubs. At the same time, he moved his first studio into the adjacent rooms of the Casino Club and began producing his own tracks. He released his first record on the Cologne label Kompakt. In 2000, he released his next maxi on Ellen Allien's label BPitch Control. Pop influences can be heard in his tracks.

His international breakthrough came in 2001 with a cover version of the Bros ' song When Will I Be Famous . His debut album Bravo was released in 2003. His second album Mango followed in February 2008, the track of the same name is included in the soundtrack of the film Berlin Calling. In this film, Funke appears briefly as a DJ.

Since 2012, Funke has also been releasing together with his wife, the singer Julienne Dessagne, under the project name Saschienne. In 2012, the project Unknown 's debut album was released by Kompakt. 

[Spotify] MZ

Saturday, January 27, 2024

“Say it like You Mean it”, Sleater-Kinney

This way: Say it like You Mean it

Little Rope is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Sleater-Kinney, released on January 19, 2024, on Loma Vista. Produced by John Congleton, the album was preceded by the singles: "Hell", "Say It Like You Mean It", and "Untidy Creature". 

Background and recording
The idea of another Sleater-Kinney album was initially "up in the air", as an introduction video of their previous album Path of Wellness (2021) resulted in a vague answer as to whether the duo would ever record another album.[1] However, after the release of their tenth studio album they turned to John Congleton to produce their next record. They had planned to work with Congleton "for a long time" but had to wait for "the stars" to align. Recording took place at Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, Oregon.

[Spotify] Say it like You Mean it

Friday, January 26, 2024

“Loves Vain Reach”, Sport of Kings

This way: Loves Vain Reach

Special Interest is a punk band from New Orleans, Louisiana that consists of Alli Logout on vocals, Maria Elena on guitar, Nathan Cassiani on bass, and Ruth Mascelli on synthesizer and drum machine. In interviews, they have described themselves as "genre non-conforming," drawing inspiration from various kinds of music, such as noise rock, no wave, dance-punk, and industrial rock; critics have described their music as mixing pop, disco, house, and glam punk. The band has grown a cult following and is notorious for its high-intensity live performances.   

They have released three full-length albums, an album of demos, and one remix album on independent labels. In 2021 they announced they have signed to Rough Trade Records.

Their third album, Endure, received significant critical notice, including a "Best New Music" review from Pitchfork, "Album of the Week" designation from BrooklynVegan, and four stars from The Guardian. It received a Metacritic score of 84, indicating "univeral acclaim." 

[Spotify] Loves Vain Reach

Thursday, January 25, 2024

“Faithless”, Operators

This way: Faithless

Dan Boeckner (born 5 February 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and podcaster. He is best known as one of the frontmen of Wolf Parade, which he helped found in 2003. Since 2013, he has also been a member of the Montreal-based band Operators. Boeckner began his career in the Victoria, Canada music scene, playing in multiple bands including Atlas Strategic. Since that time, he has been part of projects including Handsome Furs and Divine Fits with Spoon frontman Britt Daniel. 

In 2022, Boeckner joined Arcade Fire in a session capacity, touring and performing with the band in support of their sixth studio album, WE. Making his live debut at the Toulouse Theatre in New Orleans, Boeckner subsequently appeared in the video to the band's first single, "The Lightning I, II".

In May 2014, Boeckner debuted his new band, Operators, during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. In January 2016, the Operators announced that their debut album, "Blue Wave", would be released on 1 April 2016. 

[Spotify] Faithless

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

“When I Laugh”, The Glands

This way: When I Laugh

The Glands were an American indie rock band from Athens, Georgia, United States. Their first CD, Double Thriller, was self-released in 1996 and reissued on Bar/None Records in 1998. Their self-titled album was first released in 2000 on Capricorn Records and reissued on Velocette Records in August 2001. Their third and final studio album Double Coda was released on New West Records in November 2018.

The Glands' unique sounds recalled a variety of influences, including the Kinks, the Who, and The Rolling Stones. The song "Livin' Was Easy" was featured in the DVD Let America Laugh by comedian David Cross. The band reunited for a brief east coast tour in late 2011, playing several dates with Yo La Tengo. Ross Shapiro, singer, guitarist, and founding member of The Glands, died in March 2016 aged 53 of lung cancer.  

[Spotify] When I Laugh

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

“Adolescent”, Los Plugz

This way: Adolescent

The Plugz (also known as "Los Plugz") were a Latino punk band from Los Angeles that formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1984. They and The Zeros were among the first Latino punk bands, although several garage rock bands, such as Thee Midniters and Question Mark & the Mysterians, predated them. The Plugz melded the spirit of punk and Latino music. 

The band was formed in 1977 and was a contemporary of the bands featured in the film The Decline of Western Civilization. Their songs reflected the anger and angst of growing up Chicano, and this was reflected in their sardonic hi-speed version of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba". The Plugz are generally acknowledged as being the first D.I.Y. punk band in L.A., having started their own PLUGZ RECORDS and later Fatima records.

The band was initially composed of: 

Tito Larriva (lead vocals/guitar)
Charlie Quintana (drums) (d. 2018)
Barry McBride (bass/backing vocals)
This lineup recorded the band's first album, Electrify Me, produced and engineered by Alan Kutner, and released in 1979. The Plugz melded the spirit of punk and Latino music.

[Spotify] NO!

Monday, January 22, 2024

“Also Sprach Zarathustra”, Deodato

This way: Also Sprach Zarathustra

"Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" is an instrumental by Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato, from his 1973 album Prelude. It is a heavily jazz-funk styled rendition of the introduction from the Richard Strauss composition Also sprach Zarathustra. The "(2001)" mentioned is a reference to the soundtrack for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

Released as the album's first single in early 1973, his rendition peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 31 March 1973 (behind Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly with His Song"), number 3 in Canada, and number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. It won the 16th Annual Grammy Awards Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Eumir Deodato de Almeida, born 22 June 1942) is a Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and record producer, primarily in jazz but who has been known for his eclectic melding of genres, such as pop, rock, disco, rhythm and blues, classical, Latin and bossa nova. Deodato has arranged and produced more than 500 records for acts such as Frank Sinatra, Roberta Flack, Björk and Christophe, as well as produced Kool & the Gang's hits "Celebration", "Ladies' Night" and "Too Hot".

Saturday, January 20, 2024

“Sophia So Far”, Goodnight Radio

This way: Sophia So Far

This Track was composed for the short film Curfew by Shawn Christensen. I highly recommend the film, a great use of 20 minutes. Apparently the song they were planning on using in the film was not available so Shawn (also a musician see Stellastar) wrote a new song to use and here it is. 

[Curfew] Cerfew Film

[Spotify] Sophia So Far

Friday, January 19, 2024

“I Will Love You”, Populuxe

This way: I Will Love You

Ye Olde friend Rob Shapiro of Populuxe fame has imassed a great collection of music over the years. Here is a fave from there 3rd. A lot of great music to mine there . . .  

[Spotify] I Will Love You

Thursday, January 18, 2024

“Literary Mind”, SPRINTS

This way: Literary Mind

Sprints are an Irish garage punk band, formed in Dublin in 2019. Their debut album, Letter to Self, was released in January 2024 to critical acclaim. Members: Karla Chubb, Colm O’Reilly, Sam McCann, Jack Callan. Angry Music You Can Dance To. 

[Spotify] Literary Mind

“Rain Dance”, Geese

This way:  Rain Dance Geese are an American rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band is composed of Dominic DiGesu, Cameron Winter, M...