What a gr8 song title. Some excellent pop from this Indie rock sextet.
Rattle bapper! NyM-Pro blurts some hilarious and eloquent lines in this short intro to his life and work, “#ThatBastard.”
Here’s a beautiful gothy pop rock track from the 1980’s. The Naked Into was a popular band in the San Francisco Bay Area, and this is one of their most memorable songs. Ear-worm alert: the chorus will get into your head and not leave for a week.
A monster punk pop outburst from The Fashion Slaves new EP, “Go Insane.”
Danzig’s “Mother.” When I first heard this song I was puzzled. How can a voice (Glen Danzig) be so terrifying but beautiful at the same time? The Misfits (Glenn Danzig’s most known-later band) has proven to be a huge influence on teenage youth generation after generation. As a vocalist myself I find it puzzling how it sounds like he’s talking, yet he is still hitting his notes spot on. This song is terrifyingly beautiful. I never thought I could say those words in the same sentence. But that’s exactly how I would describe this ear-catching tune.
I can see this band opening up for The Killers for sure! Very hip indie-rock boy band out of Brooklyn New York. I could see this band breaking through big-time. This song is for sure what I would call with-the-times-indulgence.
Featurecast bringing a POWERHOUSE of a mix. I love Public Enemy, and this song in particular. “Revolution means change, Don’t look at me strange.” GOT IT!?!
Sounds like a vacation to me. I’d like to close my eyes after a long day of work and sink into this with a heavy glass of wine. Dub Architect brings us a fresh mix of Piper Steet Sounds’ “How Long.”
Sexy and dark. Remnants of The Cure…yet some sounds that take me back to Primus! So..take my heart out and break it if you can! Temple breaking my heart with this hot track!
Preaching reality. To all that are human. To the point and beautifully done,
this is Reggae with a Hip-Hop spin.
Bouncy Riddim! Love the magical spirit of this track. Hypnotizing.
Wake up sleepyhead! Listen to this. The Sleepovers from Canada present a sweet inspiring track with driving guitar/drums/bass/vox. I think I can wake up to this, AND go to bed to this track!
This pop/rock groove is dance-tastic. Melodramatic vocalizations remind me of the Pixies. While the beautiful intensity of the instruments are all driving solid. Home run for this band from Spain.
Remix by André Allen Anjos. Original by The Killers. A very bright up-beat take on this Killers song. Re-mixed to please the dazed and confused late night lover. Just beautiful. After all. We’re all just runaways!
Oh! Santa and Holiday songs just got spicy! Prince Zimboo brings us his most recent holiday hit!
Downtempo has been around for a while. Maasa is the master of this genre. “Walking On the Moon” is quality downtempo. Enjoy!
This song was a regular on Video West. It’s full of fun, the singer extols janitorial joy to all who will listen. I listened over a hundred times. What’s wrong with me?
Contemporary punk rock belligerence UK pub-ravagers, The Great Pretenders. They are on Pregnant Robot Records. What more do you need to know?
Bassnectar rules! This “giveaway” track is from the “remix EP” from his latest album, Divergent Spectrum
The Screaming Trees are grunge’s best kept secret. This recording is a lost treasure of 1990’s Seattle rock. Recorded in Stone Gossard’s studio in the late 90’s, it was digitally mastered and “Ash Gray Sunday” is the kind of beautiful angsty power pop you’d expect from these proto-grunge heroes.
Off of their first full length album, “Drink the Sea.” Enjoy, Drive It Like You Stole It . The Mob is a trio featuring high-pitched acceding synths, chopped-and-crushed breaks, and pulsating basslines. The Mob rules!
Charlie Hunter is playing an 8 string slanted fret guitar that makes his sound so unique. This track is a gr8 example of Charlie’s world.
Two incredible producers, Bassnectar and Amp Live are on “Ugly“, this song is off Bassnectar’s album, VAVA VOOM . The Amp Live effect on “Ugly” is a snare booming, hip-hop leaning sound, and according to Bassnectar “[they] created a little banger to express how much we love it when music gets nasty.” This music is nasty!
Roots rock reggae meets groove rock from Wellington, New Zealand. This is a live Reggae band thru and true, with originality and focused passion. The Black Seeds hold their own in the studio. These guys have a really nice flash site! Reggae isn’t limited to Jamaica anymore.
The Mexican Institute of Sound is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. Camilo Lara is one of Mexico’s top music executives. This song is a glorious blend of modern and traditional musics, seamlessly rendered by a tight group with a hot horn section.
Maceo Parker’s is one of jazz’s most decorated and hard-working saxophonists. “Uptown Up” is from Maceo’s 1998 release, Funk Overload. Maceo is Funky!
There’s something about this track making it very special. Cyndi has a haunting vocal style, backed with banjo and slide guitar. It’s all stacked on top of a swaying trance inducing drum beat. Add some great lyrical content and you have Cyndi Harvell‘s “Northbound.”
This 1978 composition by Venus Gang is pure fun. No politics or controversy here, just a fat, raw beat, and sexy female vocals about stars making love and loving to fly. Disco keyboard and rhythm section work meets a dubby clubby vibe that anticipates more contemporary nightclub music, and gives some of today’s producers a prime example of fun.
This live version from the legendary Uptones. These Ska pioneers are the best kept secret in American Ska movement. I love the lyrics! “You’ve got a leather jacket, all you need is a badge.” That line is my favorite. Check out other songs at their skankin’ site.