Each Throwback Thursday, I try to pick a timely song or band to feature for our Song of the Day. Earlier today I noticed that Styx was headlining a show at The Villages this weekend… yeah that Villages… old folks, golf carts and sexually transmitted diseases…
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Never Wrote A Diver A Poem – Auditorium
Today’s Song of the Day is a nicely produced spotlight on the talented young Spencer Berger, aka Auditorium. “Never Wrote A Diver a Poem” features soaring harmonies, subtle piano and sumptuous vocals. It’s the second song of the recently released The First Music.
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Beru Revue: Trouble – Our TBT Song of the Day
You may have noticed a tendency on Facebook these days for miserable people to incessantly bitch and complain about anything, especially their friends’ political viewpoints. But amidst that constant stream of crap, there are often nice little nuggets that make navigating the Facebook cesspool worth the effort. Earlier this week, I saw a post on a friend’s timeline that made my week.
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Speaker First: The Anthem – Our Rock Song of the Day
Happy Hump Day – we have a first for you here at Rarasfarm; our first featured song from Indonesia. “The Anthem” from Speaker First is a hard-driving, invigorating track with a distinctly “American rock” vibe to it. The band offers up a handful of influences, and two of them strike close to home, as their raucous sound comfortably reminds me of Wolfmother and BRMC.
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Song of the Day: Freedom Fly – Awake
Upon first hearing this new song from Freedom Fry, I was immediately reminded of Of Monsters and Men. The upbeat and clever combination of whistles, guitars, and male/female vocal play had me singing the chorus at various times during the day.
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Avett Brothers Give Me Love: Song of the Day
I’ll keep this one short and sweet. The Avett Brothers are uber-talented. George Harrison wrote some amazing music. The world today can use some hope and unity. This weekend, the Avett Brothers masterfully covered a Harrison classic and decided to take an optiistic outlook on life. Thank you!
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Heart.Beat.Here – Rock Song of the Day
Dashboard Confessional gave us a nice surprise today when they unexpectedly announced the release of a new EP of covers. titled Covered + Taped. The EP includes songs by The 1975 (“Sex”), Julien Baker (“Sprained Ankle”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), and Sorority Noise (“Using”). And, as an added bonus, they’ve included a free download of previously unreleased “Heart.Beat.Here.?
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ELO – Rockaria: Song of the Day
In my sweat-soaked, grease covered, white outfit, I toiled over a huge basin of filthy dishes. It was closing time at Lite Bite and my buddy Tim and I were cleaning up after a booming dinner, apparently served to sloppy diners by messy cooks. As was our custom, we started discussing our favorite bands and arguing over their best songs while we toiled away. On this night, ELO was in the spotlight. In honor of their recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, I figured I’d highlight them with this week’s Throwback Thursday Song of the Day.
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