I don’t know about you but I needed some rockabilly today. Glen Glenn is from Joplin, Missouri, this single “Everybody’s Movin’” was released in 1958.
Spank Rock (feat. Santigold)
I just stumbled across Everything Is Boring & Everyone Is a Fucking Lair and was pretty blown away. I’m not too familiar with the relatively new electronic rap / alt-rap scenes but I feel like every time I find something I’m routinely impressed.
Spank Rock is the stage name of Baltimore rapper Naeem Juwan. “Car Song” is off his second album. If you like this, “Baby” is another great song off the same album.
And here is a folk-pop song about addiction. “Baby Drugs” is off Tristen Gaspadarek’s 2011 album Charlatans at the Garden Gate. Tristen has been involved in the indie music scene for awhile and I would highly recommend anything you can find from her. Though this is certainly a good place to start.
Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)
How else could I close out the week?
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)" by Pete Seeger
This City Is Killing Me
For the downtempo electronica fans. Dusty Brown is mostly Dusty Brown with some help from Jessica and Zac Brown (not that Zac Brown). This has been out for a bit now but it’s good stuff. Just sit in a quiet room with some good headphones or speakers and give it a listen.
Folk pop seems a little off but it’s a good place to start. I love minimalist folky stuff and this is no exception. You Won’t is a duo from Boston who released their first album Skeptic Goodbye last year. I also highly recommend “Who Knew” off the same album.
Black Pistol Fire
Regarding the band, Black Pistol Fire’s website says the band is “a mix of classic southern rock and garage rock, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revivial, The Black Keys, and Clutch.” Sounds pretty good to me.
"Beelzebub" is off the 2012 album Big Beat ‘59.
Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Brian Tristan a.k.a Kid Congo Powers is a long-time rock guitarist, formerly of bands such as The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His more recent collaborations have resulted in several albums from Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds. “Killer Diller” is off Haunted Head, released just last year.
Christmas Is Interesting
The perfect song for Christmas.
Indie folk rock with jazz elements? Works for me. Basically, it’s mellow rock but you might hear a nontraditional instrument or rhythm occasionally.
I like this band.