Saturday, March 26, 2011

Turn Left - Little Dragon

Been a while since the last post (gotta love the way life works sometimes), so let's kick it back off with a good one, shall we? In particular, I like the almost elevator music meets Napoleon Dynamite style, especially with Yukimi Nagano's voice on top of it all.

Cop the self-titled Little Dragon album, you'll thank me.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shine A Little Love - ELO

You've heard of ELO, you just didn't know it. Mr. Blue Sky ring a bell? How about Don't Bring Me Down? Thought so. If you like strings in your rock, and funky basslines to match, this song will be right up your alley.

P.S. Daylight savings sucks.

Grab the Shine A Little Love (Album Version), and make your playlist a little bit better.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keep Up feat. Haley Small - Treasure Fingers

Late '80s/early '90s sound? Check. Catchy vocals? Check. Talkbox? Double check. Treasure Fingers has been around for a while, but this single really caught my attention. From what I've gathered, not many people have heard this song yet, so hop on board and enjoy some new sounds.

Oh, and if you don't have this in your collection, pick the up Keep Up feat. Haley Small mp3.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Together - Magnetic Soul

If you're into groovy music, look no farther than Magnetic Soul. It's got everything you need, trust me.

 Not sure if/when this one's going to have an official release, but I hope it's soon!

Back On The Block feat. C.L. Smooth - Pete Rock

One of my favorites from the legendary Pete Rock, and it just so happens that shuffle brought it to my attention while filling out paperwork. Perfect amounts of soul with a catchy hook from C.L. Smooth and drums to match, you can't go wrong listening to this one.

If you're into hip hop in the slightest, you shouldn't be without the Petestrumentals album.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Strange Arrangement - Mayer Hawthorne


Quick change of pace, here's some mellow music! Mayer's got a great voice that I think captures the '60s quite well. I grew up listening to the oldies since it was the only station that would come in clearly on my antenna-less radio, so hearing a new(er) artist pull off this style made me happy.

If you like this, there's more where that came from on the A Strange Arrangement album.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The New Pollution - Beck


I'm sure there's a deeper meaning to this song that can be interpreted in quite a few different ways. For me, I like to sit back and let my mind wander, often times coming to different conclusions. I really enjoy the sax (at 1:28), it makes me feel like I'm drifting along in space.

What a coincidence! That sax line was actually sampled from Venus, by Joe Thomas.

Well, Dear Reader, it looks like you get two for the price of one today, let me know what you think!

If you liked The New Pollution, be sure to check out the album it's from, Odelay.