Sometimes you have days where all the songs you listen to sound as flat as a cherry cola left out in the sun all afternoon. Then, you get hit with a retro blues, foot-tapping track like “Let the Good Times Roll” by JD McPherson. About the title, McPherson said, “It’s like a Pavlovian reaction to hear that phrase and feel like you’re supposed to have a good time.” His new album comes out February 10th.
Laura Marling sheds her acoustic guitar to shred an electric in her new song “False Hope.” She starts off hesitant and ends up rocking out. Take a close listen to the natural, aggressive rise of her narrative. She reaches a sharp-tongued climax as she yells, rather than sings, “Neither of us is gonna sleep tonight!” It’s a jarring, mischievous line that fits perfectly within the sung chorus. And for icing on cake, her apartment is on the Upper West Side…
Gaz Coombes’ second solo album is now streaming on The Guardian.
He has a booming voice as showcased in the song “Buffalo” below:
Endless velvety rock that seems to float in and out of different dream-like states. “Picture You” is the new single from the Swedish band’s third album. A favorite song from the original self-titled “The Amazing” album (2009) is also linked below.
One of the underlying hopes at RunTheMill is to place the often ephemeral spotlight back onto rising artists, who chose a career that often does not provide monetarily as much as the work involved with producing an album. The new Time for T 6-song album was a product of crowdfunding, in which the small group was able to raise $3,500. The small investment resulted in a little bit of magic. Listen to “Long Day Home.”
Check out their campaign which ended last in January 2014:
Slow-paced, psychedelic rock from Brooklyn band SPIRE. Happy Halloween.