Thursday, May 5, 2016

Aura - "Magic Lover"

Reissue labels like Aloha Got Soul are doing the Lords' work. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Mark III - "Funky Heaven"

I wish to god I could afford Now-Again Records' "Now-Again Reserve," especially after listening to the forthcoming Marvin Whoremonger reissue from The Mark III. Sadly, my funds are tied up in diapers and wipes these days so I'll just have to re-listen to "Funky Heaven" on Soundcloud a bunch of times. But if you've got the coin for it, one listen to this behemoth of a track from a bunch of Vegas teenagers should convince you to pony up.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Matthew Halsall - "Breathless"

Something beautiful and mellow to ease you into the week. I've previously mentioned Manchester's Halsall in association with the Gondwana Orchestra, but  On The Go (out May 20th) is credited to him alone.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hackney Colliery Band - "Heart-Shaped Box"

I'd never heard of a Sofar Session until the Wah Wah 45s folks shared this video of  the Hackney Colliery Band covering Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" but scrolling through some of the other stuff on their Youtube I'm definitely marking their London and NYC locations down on my mental map.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Precious Lo's & Tyler Smith - Night Ridin' EP

To paraphrase The Starters' Trey Kerby, "they're back" baby. It's been more than a minute since The Precious Lo's got some love on RR, but they just dropped a new EP with Tyler Smith called Night Ridin' and while you really can't f**k with any of it, my jam is definitely "Still the Same" which could have found a place on a Tony! Toni! Toné! record which puts in smack-dab in the middle of my wheelhouse.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nomade Orquestra - "Samurai"

This one just dropped on Friday and I'm sorry I missed it then or it would have made the soundtrack to my weekend. Funky, smooth, lovely, "Samurai" is just a stellar slice of sunshine.

LT LEIF - "Deep Bright"

Okay internet-music-lovers. It's inexplicable that music as good as the stuff Laura Leif (aka L.T. LEIF) is making only has five (!!!!!) followers on her Soundcloud account. Admittedly "fine dust rising" and "deep bright" are days-old tunes, but this stuff needs to spread like wildfire!

Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming Shadow on the Brim / Rough Beasts release, so if you like what you hear, mark your calendar for June 6th!