Mother Love Bone were the darlings of the Seattle music scene in the late 80’s. The band was primed for superstardom before the untimely death of lead singer Andrew Wood. Our Throwback Thursday Song of the Day is the melancholy earthen movement of “Chloe Dancer / Crown of Thorns”
Can We Hang On? – New Single from Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids have released a new single from the album L.A. Divine out today, 3/7/17. If you have been anticipating their fresh offerings, it is good to know the wait is over. The single “Can We Hang On?” comes to us with promises of more honest, soul driven fare. The song asks the timeless questions in any long term relationship. Where did our passion and obsession go? Can we survive what is happening? Moreover, what in the hell happens tomorrow?
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Summer Clothes, Marc Scibilia – Our Song of the Day
Marc Scibilia is on the verge of big things. The young singer has already been through a career’s worth of twists and turns including a move from Buffalo to Nashville, being dropped by a label, appearing in a Super Bowl ad and then regaining control of his career. His new single “Summer Clothes” is a sweetly addictive pop rock offering with poignant lyrics. The song features Scibilia’s tender lyrics served over a beautiful synth-driven backdrop.
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
To celebrate what would have been Lou Reed’s 75th birthday, our song of the day is his 1972 hit “Perfect Day”. The song was the B-Side to Reed’s hit single “Walk on the Wild Side” but an argument can be made that it’s a better song. “Perfect Day” was on his second solo record , 1972’s Transformer, a beautiful album that was produced by none other than David Bowie and Mick Ronson. The duo went so far as to play on the actual single with Ronson handling the piano and string arrangements, and Bowie on keyboards. Their influence is all over the record, and can be felt wholly on “Perfect Day”.
Milky Chance is a multi-platinum German pop duo that writes the most infectious melodies that sting like earworms on a Spring morning.
They continue this pattern on their newest song “Ego” from their highly anticipated second album Blossom, out March 17th on Republic Records. The song is a soulful, energetic, mixture of electronics and glittery guitar that is instantly infectious.
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TBT Song of the Day – White Riot, The Clash
In 1977, while the rest of the world was listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, four London punks were about to turn the rock music world upside down. The angsty debut single, “White Riot” was a ferociously raw track that grabbed rock fans by the balls and screamed for attention.
SOTD: Bokito – Better At Getting Worse
London five-piece Bokito have delivered one of the most interesting and compelling songs of the new year. Their music is almost impossible to pigeonhole, as you’ll hear on our Song of the Day, “Better At Getting Worse.” The band classifies themselves as Tropical-Indie. It’s not a perfect description, but we’ll go with that since nothing else really makes sense.
Song of the Day: Rough Church
Rough Church formed in 2005 in Los Angeles. The band is a throwback of sorts to the forgotten 80s sound of melancholy and
nostalgia. They were signed to New Zealand’s PowerTool Records in 2006 and released their first five albums in the states on their own label Beautiful Workhorse Records.