Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thundercat - "Bus In These Streets"

NEW THUNDERCAT!!!! OUT TOMORROW! BUT YOU CAN HEAR IT TODAY!! Shout out to all my fellow Winnipeg Transit riders who are dealing with the clusterf**k that is the conversion to Peggo.

Jimetta Rose - "Rhythm Of Life"

Rose just dropped her new album The Light Bearer last Friday. Lead-off track "Rhythm of Life" is an insistently shuffling tune that marches onward the way time does - but with a little bit of a swagger-step that you'd expect from something produced by the Goddess Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Adult Karate - "LXII"

I hadn't heard of Adult Karate (other than assuming it was something offered at the YMCA) before a half-hour ago, but thanks to following Plug Research on Soundcloud, AK's new EP LXII came up in my feed. Trusting the Plug-people to always bring the goodness, I clicked 'play' and boy am I glad I did. "LXII" is a slow-burner that takes a good two minutes before the drums even kick in and when they do it's at a loping pace that is mostly propelled by the bassline. I have listened to this track three times in a row, and at the moment that accounts for roughly 10% of the 29 plays it's had so far (when I'm posting this). Go check it out and raise that total!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Manatee Commune - "The Garden Song (ft. Moorea Masa)"

Guest vocalist Moorea Masa is AMAZING. How she has under 50 followers on Soundcloud is astonishing. Hopefull this guest spot on the forthcoming Manatee Commune LP will expose her to more listeners because she is deserving of a huge audience.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Blue States - "Restless Spheres"

Hard to believe it's been over a decade-and-a-half since Blue States released their debut, Nothing Changes Under The Sun, on Memphis Industries in 2000. On "Restless Spheres," released just a few days ago, the music they're making still sounds as fresh and vital as a group that's just getting started.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ross McHenry - "Sketch"

There's only one track out from Ross McHenry's new album Child of Somebody, but I don't need to hear more than "Sketch" to know it's gonna be another stunner. I've written about the Aussie auteur in the past, and if he keeps making music, I'll keep beating the drum for all of you to listen to it!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Darren Morgan - "Thinking About You"

okayplayer just dropped this gem a couple hours ago and it is like if James Blake was lovelorn and not heartbroken, with a little less electronic elements and a bit more organic instruments.