This gem randomly popped up on Spotify the other day (by the way are you following me on Spotify? if not… you should feel uncomfortable right now…), and I’ve been listening to it nonstop ever since. This is the first I’ve heard of the band, but damn I like what I hear as is evidenced by my Spotify recently played list (sweating yet you non-followers?). Check out “Cold Feet” below, and have youself a nice Hump Day.
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013 17:57 Mack Spellman: Between Broken Walls
I had the extreme pleasure of witnessing a private takeaway show from Mack Spellman a few months ago. It was late night in Boston MA, and a few of my friends and I were invited back for a post show unveiling of some of Spellman’s new material. I have to say not only was it an honor to be in attendance, but it was fascinating to watch such a talent excitedly talk us through each part of the songs. This kid is passionate about what he does, and there is no better evidence for that claim than his music. So with that, I give you Mack Spellman’s newest effort “Between Broken Walls.” Support the singer songwriter here, and for more information on his upcoming shows check out his personal website.
Monday November 4th, 2013 15:28 Streets of Laredo: Hey Rose
Mmm…it’s like the Lumineers without the music awards and endless radio play. Another fun and young band from the Asia-Pac region. Add them to the other list of New Zealand based based bands to watch. I listen to this song and I imagine myself singing this song with 50 other friends around a camp fire in Texas. Except that I have never been to Texas, I don’t like singing and I don’t have 50 friends that I would feel comfortable enough to enter into a sing along with. But you get the idea.
Friday November 1st, 2013 21:15 Action Bronson & Party Supplies: Blue Chips 2 (mixtape)
Tuesday October 29th, 2013 17:49 Erik Hassle: Talk About It
Erik Hassle knows how to churn out soulful pop like no other redheaded Swede in the game. Seriously this guy is an incredible songwriter and most definitely worth your time. So check out “Talk About It” below, and if by chance you’re reading this Penguin Prison, please give this song the “Hurtful” remix treatment. Gracias senior.
Sunday October 6th, 2013 19:41 Chad Valley: Real TimeIn: TimNo Comments
Wednesday October 2nd, 2013 05:51 Hebronix: Unreal
Yuck just released a new album. It’s ok, but not nearly as enjoyable as their self-titled effort of 2011. One thing lacking is former front man Daniel Blumberg who departed the group. His new gig? Hebronix. The weird drawings moved with him. Joy. But this is a pretty good debut from him. Still got the hazy Yuck feel to it, with his own take thrown on top like hollandaise sauce on top of eggs benedict.
Sounds like: Yuck
Tuesday October 1st, 2013 20:50 CHVRCHES: It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay
Covers can go a few ways. Sometimes they are just blah. Boring rehashes of a good song that lack their own uniqueness. On the flip side is the piece of awesome by the never not awesome CHVRCHES. And yes I always capitalize their name like that. That’s what you get when you pump out jams like their cover of Whitney. The song is the equivalent of a free burrito on a Northeastern fall day. Something you want to repeat over and over.