Totals digging on Phil’s music. Stumbled into his music somewhere in my crazy spiderweb 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.
I don’t know if it’s the California sunshine warming my skin again, the swishing of the palm trees outside my window or just pure contentment seeping from my pores but this track is heavier in cool than any amount of generated, fabricated, premeditated cool I’ve heard in a minute.
Erik Hassle. The answer to today’s “What the F should I listen to?” question.
My super rad friend and Scottish cheese & tractors expert passed along the liveperformance of this song from the David Letterman show and I nearly jumped off my balcony in misplaced euphoria. Note to self: just dance next time.
This track is on repeat and I can’t think of a better way to dive head-first into the weekend than by shimmy this shit out of your floor with Future Islands. Honestly. Give me a break. By the way, they suffer from severe creative perfectionism because every single *&$^#!! track on their 2010 release, On The Water, is gold.
They’re on Facebook.
Enjoy! (And, seriously…check out that video link above. Tell me you don’t want to slither around like a feathered-hair ROCKSTAR).
(Sorry for the link…no embed code here. But, don’t worry your pretty little face…it’s straight to the track.)
I am hitting this mix nearly every day since GrooveU shared it on Soundcloud. It’s sexy, it’s upbeat, it blends into whatever moment you’re having.
GrooveU, in my book, is a generous supplier or super fresh mixes. Istanbul has a wealth of talent in the DJ world and GrooveU is one I stumbled on a few years back. Check him out on Soundcloud and follow for a stream of goodness.
I want to throw a party just so I can have GrooveU DJ. I imagine there’s lots of fist bumps, close dancing and spilled drinks out on that dance floor. Happy days.
In the meantime…you’re going to LOVE this.
Los Angeles is a treasure chest of musical talent, known and unknown. Any night of the week you’ve got endless options of venues sporting live music for the taking. It’s a cornucopia of musical bounty. I met up with Eddie Cohn years back and have been grateful of that day ever since. Cohn’s style is moody and romantic, love-pained and secretive, his music always creating an air of whispered regrets and hope. The past year, Cohn paired up with Dan Silver, another indie name in Los Angeles known and loved by many. The two are set to release their collaborations soon and in the meantime, this lovely, raw gem has appeared on Youtube for the taking. Stripped down, classic Eddie Cohn style, a man and his piano. A good light turned on into the world of indie happenings in LA. Check out Eddie on Facebook.
Active Child is one of my top artists. I can listen to his music and feel dumbfounded. How is it possible. Those vocals. Those lyrics. The punchy, layered instrumentals. I just found this track, which somehow in my Active Child obsession, slipped by me unnoticed.