Yum: Sir Sly / Afterlife (Arcade Fire Cover)

In just a few days (September 16th to be exact), Sir Sly is going to release their debut album, You Haunt Me.
Which means, you get the joy of a new album jam packed with some thick electric indie sir sly groove and that’s a reason to open up a bottle of something, turn up your volume, sit back and let the music play on. New albums are like a ceremonial celebration for me. If only we had all the time to open each new album, flip through the liner notes, obsess over every photo included and try to memorize each lyric with fervent enthusiasm.
Anyway, until that moment, here’s a sick little cover of Arcade Fire.
Enjoy!

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So New It Hurts: Ben Howard / End of the Affair (Official Audio)

My babies, this is brand new Ben Howard.

I thought, for a wee moment, that Ben was a simple as, say, a Jack Johnson. Simple 10590699_10152264680582393_6130561285786247710_ndoesn’t please me. Wait, simple pleases me, as long as there are curtains hiding some sort of lyrical depth. But, simple simple? That makes me cry a little inside.

Ben Howard, no matter how commercial he is, has some pretty heavy, storytelling lyrics that are alright with me. So, for the Ben Howard fans amongst us, the man has a new album and it’s just over a month away from being released. To tease your appetite until then, here’s a youtube post from a forthcoming single. It’s nice. It’s spacey and around 4:55 it kicks into a higher gear and out comes Ben’s fist pump-worthy background vocal shriek/singing. Dig.

Enjoy!

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Summer Love! Maxi Priest / Easy To Love

Good vibes are FLOWING in this slippery, light, reggae track from Maxi Priest’s latest maxi priestalbum, Easy To Love.

Have a listen. If you find yourself swaying and smiling, it’s alright, you’re not alone. ;)
Enjoy!

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New! Wrabel / Sideways

Wrabel just released his super sexy EP, Sideways.  Just in time for summer and just in

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time for the weekend. Nice one, Wrabel. Here’s a first taste into the goodness on his EP.

Enjoy!
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Outrageous: Sam Smith / How Will I Know (Whitney Houston Cover)

I mean, come on. Mercy. I call mercy.

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Broken Social Scene / Sweetest Kill

Pairs well with a rainy Sunday behind a laptop with work obligations. 10259893_10152006248401126_5368314896657425602_n
River flowing smoothly below the balcony. City scape looking dusty under the billowy, off-white clouds. Distant fragrance from the blooms inside.

Happy Sunday to you, wherever it may be spent.

Enjoy!

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Phil Beaudreau / Won’t Get Away

Totals digging on Phil’s music. Stumbled into his music somewhere in my crazy imagesspiderweb of music searching late last night. In one of those “how did I get here?” moments where you realize you’ve got 12 pages open on all new artist FB pages, your Spotify playlist history is strangely unexplainable and far too many hours have passed in your tangled music discovery search. Yeah, those moments rule.
Anyway, Phil. He rules, too. Not much about him online but I’ll be featuring an interview with him soon so check back.
For now, he’s on Facebook.

Enjoy this fresh track!

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