Saturday, October 1, 2022

Thee Sacred Souls: Thee Sacred Souls

SoCal's sweet pioneers of soul Thee Sacred Souls have just dropped their long-awaited debut and self-titled LP. It's twelve amazing tracks that continue the now massive soul revival music going on around the world. This record has everything from classic grooves to that signature Motown echo in the vocals

Find a romantic partner and dance the night away, close together and slowly...

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Laufey: Everything I Know About Love

Icelandic wonder Laufey has just dropped her first album and it is loungey jazz wonder of epic proportions. Everything I Know About Love makes me feel like I'm in a Kennedy Era Cool club in NYC drinking a Vesper and letting the beautiful sounds of Laufey's voice cascade over me like soothing icicles. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Embrace: How To Be A Person Like Other People (Album of The Week)

The soul lifting sounds of the Bailiff Bridge lads known as Embrace have been my soundtrack for the last couple of weeks with their new record, How To Be A Person Like Other People. Their usual stadium sing a long style is present along with some fantastic pop numbers. And, is as always the case with them, they deeply explore the human condition in a magnificent way!

Here is one of my faves...

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hot Chip: Freakout/Release

London synth pop dance kings Hot Chip are back with Freakout/Release, another amazing foray into late night club sweat and grooves. There are also some solid pop tracks on this record that remind me of late 70s AM radio.

Example.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

James: Born of Frustration (Autumn Music Series)

It's that time of the year again...my favorite season...FALL! And that means the Autumn Music Series is back. Time to find that special someone and curl up by the fire or take a walk in about to be very crunchy leaves and listen to some fantastic autumnal music. 

First up is a classic track from 1991 from Manchester's own James. "Born of Frustration" has the essential echo-y guitar and haunting lyrics that must be present in a fall tune. It's quite powerful!


As always, click the tag below for the perfect playlist. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Key: Gasoline-The 2Nd Album (Album of the Week)

Key from K-Pop sensation Shinee, has just released his sophomore effort and it's one of my favorites in the genre. Gasoline-The 2Nd Album is filled with bangers and crowd pleasers. It's just solid pop music. Key does an amazing job of mixing up rhythms and styles. The cinematic hooks are completely wonderful. 

Here is my favorite track on the record...


 I'm a novice to K-Pop and am really enjoying diving deeper and deeper into this amazing style of music.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Kikagaku Moyo: Kumoyo Island

The pride of Tokyo, Kikagaku Moyo, has released yet another amazing exploration of psychedelic pop. Kumoyo Island is their finest record yet. Kick back and let your mind palace open with these eleven transplendent tracks. 

Here is the opening track...