Man… this one had me from the opening guitar riff/piano intro, and by the end of the chorus I was completely sold. This one comes all the way from Sweeden, and is the first single for Johan whose influences are drawn from David Bowie, Roxy Music, Portishead, Air and Daft Punk.
Well, what can I say, this one is for the stoners. Great People is a hip hop group out of Orlando who clearly love a little Mary Jane. They recently just opened for Big Sean in Gainesville, Florida and have recently released their album Patchouli for free on their bandcamp site. Check it out at http://greatpeople.bandcamp.com/album/patchouli.
Sorry for the delay people, a lot of big things happening lately and you will start to see some great changes. The first post today is from Young Jeezy and features the new released T.I. I gotta say I am not a huge fan of Jeezy, but every now and then he drops a great song with his trademark grizzly voice. Check out F.A.M.E., his new album should be dropping soon.
With a name like Reptar, how can you go wrong? I mean honestly, I really could care less if their music was complete garbage, any time your reference the Rugrats you’re ok in my book. Coming from the Greater Atlanta region, this group is able to cross multiple genres in their tune “Context Clues.” It starts off as your standard indie tune spiced with what sounds like an old school alarm clock, an owl, and a copy machine sampled in the background, then moves to an electo jam around the 2:30 mark, finally transforming into a full ensemble with horns and all. Hipsters… eat this up.
Another gray, mildly unpleasant day in Buffalo and I figure we could use a track that brings back the feeling of summer and sunshine. Real Estate is a quartet out of Ridgewood, NJ, however on this track they bring a vibe of the California coast. This tune can really onle be defined as surf pop, combining complimenting twangy electric guitars, heavily reverbed vocals, as well as a hook full of harmonies that gives off a modern day beach boys vibe.
Fresh from the internet is B.O.B’s first single off his Sophomore album. “Strange Clouds,” chooses a more party/street tone rather than the top 40/pop singles we were accustomed to from his last album (Nothin’ On You, Airplanes, Magic). He has brought along Lil’ Wayne to help out. Nowadays artists release “street” singles to get buzz and then follow up with a single that will get radio play. This is that street single, I would imagine he will have a hit with a guest artist singing the hook, just a wild guess. *Bonus, I included one of my favorites from his last album, acoustic, pretty much the opposite of “Strange Clouds,” but really shows you this guys talent.
Young the Giant, formerly know as The Jakes, have been around since 2004, but have gained a lot of exposure recently with their songs being used on numerous TV shows. They were the act this year who played at the MTV Music Awards, and everybody said, “Who are they?” Well they are pretty damn good. The song they performed on the show was “My Body.” But ever since hearing “Cough Syrup,” I give these guys credit, they definitely have some range and should be around for a while. “Cough Syrup,” has kind of a Mumford and Sons feel to it. Enjoy. (Thanks Denise for the correction)
We have already heard 3 or 4 remixes of this song, and to be honest I am already listening to “Paradise,” and waiting for those remixes to appear. However with the late addition, comes none other than Avicii, with his take on the song. Avicii’s mix is more organic and instead of just cutting the song up and mixing it you can hear him add his own melodies and make this truly a entirely different song.
Coldplay – Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Avicii Mix)