The latest from Kings of Leon, “Temple,” is fantastic and arguably my favorite track of theirs to date. It’s just so goddamned Rock N’ Roll. It’s great to see that they can crank it out just as well live as on the album. Also, is it me or does Jools Holland have the best videographers and film editing team in all of Late Night? It’s ridiculous; every video watches like a concert DVD.
Nashville quintet Moon Taxi manages to somehow combine indie, alt-rock, progressive rock, jazz-rock, and jam band sensibilities into one ridiculously awesome package. I’ve been listening to 2013’s Mountains Beaches Cities and 2012’s Cabaret for a few days now and the albums only get better with each listen. Here’s the official video for “The New Black” off of the
A bit late on this one admittedly but the Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know” is a fantasticly dark single. It reminds me a lot of Arcade Fire for some reason which is weird because I can’t get into the latter’s new single Reflektor at all. If for some odd reason you haven’t heard “Do I Wanna Know” yet, check it out.
34th&Now is back from the abyss of USMLE Step 1 and I’ve got tons of new music I found along the way studying all day every day. Up first is indie singer-songwriter/alt rocker Butch Walker with his new single Coming Home off of The Peachtree EP. Super catchy with a sing-a-long chorus the song also features a pretty epic music video worth checking out. The acoustic version of the song is pretty stellar also and you can check it out here.
Based out of Berlin, Mighty Oaks has two EPs out to date. Their latter, “Just One Day” features some really catchy alternative folk that fans of Of Monsters and Men and Mumford are sure to like. Here they are with the debut single, “Just One Day”
Stop what you are doing and listen to We Are Twin’s single “The Way We Touch.” They’re like a combo of Adele, Amy Winehouse, and the Strokes or as their Last.fm bio puts it, “infectious passion matched by a warm soundscape bristling with synths, keys, and strings. a style that dips into rock ‘n’ roll soul, electronic production, pop sensibility and even a little classical orchestration.”
I can’t find a lot of info on Mobilee other than their German Wikipedia page which is translated into semi-legitimate English. However, they are awesome and this performance of “Little Sister” for the Cardinal Sessions is fantastic.
If Cage the Elephant, Dawes, and Bronze Radio Return had a bastard love child, it would be The Wild Feathers. Citing music influences like Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Allman Bros, and Willie Nelson, the five piece band takes a more alt-rock approach to folk music. They are currently touring along side Gary Clark Jr. in support of their self-titled debut album. Check em out.
Loving me some Bronze Radio Return these days. Another great find from my buddy Hanser aka Ron Weasley. One of my new favorite tracks from them is “Melting in my Icebox,” off their album Up, On & Over.
Here’s Seattle’s indie folk rock golden children Fleet Foxes with a brilliant cover of Elvis Presley’s “Cant Help Falling in Love.” Now, I know this song has been covered a hundred times by a hundred different artists but this one is definitely worth checking out.
Monogold’s album The Softest Glow came in this month’s #Merchbox along with a bunch of other stuff and it’s pretty damn good. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY—apparent home to 1 in every 2 hipster indie bands—the three piece indie-pop band cites influences that range from 50’s do-wop to avant-garde, to folk and shoegaze. It shows. Here they are with “Spirit or Something.”
Yet another band I am always happy to see new music from, The Head and the Heart, performed their new single, Shake, live on Jimmy Fallon earlier this month. They also did a pop up show in the woods at Outside Lands where they debuted the song fully acoustic. You can watch taht performance here.
jonniecarfrae asked:How do the Les Paul Jnr's compare to say a standard LP? I'm not a huge fan of the Les Paul family, however there's something I'm drawn to more in a Junior purely from aesthetics. Thanks Mikes.
Well, they’re just different than your usual LP Standard; a single P-90 instead of two humbuckers makes for a different tonal footprint, and the...