Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Track #22 of 2023: Now And Then by The Beatles

The Beatles have released their final song (although I am personally praying and holding out hope that "Carnival of Light" will see its day at some point) and it is completely wonderful. "Now And Then" was the third song given to Paul, George and Ringo by Yoko for the Anthology records in the mid 1990s. It never mad the cut due to the tremendous hum on Lennon's demo tape. 

But with the advent of AI and Peter Jackson, the song was resurrected and finished. It's so amazing to hear them all together again!

Monday, November 27, 2023

Track #23 of 2023: Chemical by Post Malone

Let the countdown begin! For the next 23 days, I will be counting down the best cuts of 2023. 

First up is pure pop bliss with Post Malone's "Chemical." Insane hooks with a great message of self actualization. 

Thursday, November 23, 2023

First Aid Kit: Emmylou (Autumn Music Series)

Today, I am thankful for the track "Emmylou" by First Aid Kit. In so many ways, it's the perfect autumnal song. Great vocals with plenty of echo, acoustic guitars and a gorgeous violin. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Fusion Syndicate: Beautiful Horizon

The Fusion Syndicate are quite a wonderful prog rock band. Their latest record is magically called Beautiful Horizon and it sounds exactly like that. 

Opening track is completely insane...

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Mirroring: Mine (Autumn Music Series)

The ethereal sounds of "Mine" by Mirroring are on my mind today as the fall weather continues to hang on in Minnesota. It's haunting and pleading tone mesmerizes me...

Monday, November 20, 2023

Dylan LeBlanc: Coyote (Album of the Week)

I guess it's going to be a Louisiana love kind of few days here at MarkiesMusic because my pick for Album of the Week is yet another fine musician from the bayou. Dylan LeBlanc has released yet another absolute stunner of a record. Coyote is amazing from start to finish with its sway, swagger and lyrical beauty.

It starts of slinky...

..and then just gets ethereal...

I love albums that expand your mind and make you feel safe and warm in their loneliness...

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Video Age: Away From The Castle

New Orleans may be mostly known for jazz and blues but Video Age is making some mighty fine Lo-Fi, lounge music. Their latest is called Away From The Castle and it's been in heavy rotation in our house for the last few weeks, complete with martinis and dancing. 

Opening track...