My summer has shaped up quite nicely. My playlist is filling up quickly and it starts with New York artist Nadia. A few friends hipped me to her music on bandcamp a few months ago. The rest is herstory:
I’ve found a great amount of comfort in “Survival Mode”, as a woman who has been through 10 years of boarding school, let me say, I have found comfort. I’m Your Protector Now is filled with soul and not in the traditional sense. Her sounds have their own climate and a luminous drip. I needn’t forget her voice. They pierce in “Really You Got This” and almost beckon for more than the keyboard and tripped drums offer. Catch a show around town and play her sounds below…
Alabama Shakes’ newest album “Color & Sound” is my go to record for the summer. Front woman Britney Howard is incredible with ferocious vocals, passionate lyrics and a dynamic presence. She has restored new life back into rock and blues. “Don’t Wanna Fight” is currently my favorite track with Howard’s powerful voice, the stuttering guitars, and thick, splashy bass completely driving the song. Check out the video from their most recent SNL performance below. Be sure to catch them on tour this Fall in other words, join me in Philadelphia at the Mann Center for Performing Arts on September 17th.
We’re looking forward to a new year and wanted to start it off right with warm sounds from Brooklyn band Florist. Although recorded in May of last year, 6 Days of Songs is bound to help you handle cold weather. The somber and gentle tracks seem to be sold-out on cassette but can be downloaded digitally here. Have a bowl of delicious tomato soup and makes cozy with Florist.
Black Horse Motel released their new album today, entitled Red Summer Spirit. The Philly indie-folk ensemble will be performing this warm and colorful full-length at Kung Fu Necktie (for those of you in Philadelphia) this evening, with Hezekiah Jones. (more…)
Our pick of the day is this beautifully produced self-titled album by Indianapolis band Slothpop! I love that it weaves in and out of rainy day favorites and first day of spring blasters. Though released in 2011, we will appreciate it forever. I can only hope you will feel the same.