Too soon? Apologies. How about some new tunes?
June 2014 Album Picks
This month, we welcome the warmer temperatures with some hot new tunes!
“Not too long ago I unearthed one of my favorite albums from high school, which is one of the few that still remain a favorite: “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy” by The Refreshments. It’s southwest alt rock with catchy licks and lyrics, with great perspective ranging from solemn to silly on the outskirts of life in the Arizona/Mexico desert lands.”
“Been a fan of the Roots forever, despite a few albums that didn’t quite live up to expectations.
As resident house band for The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon’s previous show I wondered when they’d get back in the studio …”
“Zeds Dead is one of two Canadian EDM duos that have caught my attention recently – the other being Adventure Club.
Both production duos are doing a brilliant job making sense of the latest transition EDM is going through – specifically from the fading Dubstep and Trap genres into whatever is coming next …”
May 2014 Album Reviews
And as we wish a fond farewell to May, we find out what our selectors thought about their picks.
“I must say, I’m pleasantly surprised. I had some assumptions but Damon exceeded my expectations. This is a fantastic little project. It’s still Damon by all means, but it’s not just regurgitated Gorillaz loops or melodies from Monkey or The Good, The Bad & the Queen. It’s not boring, nor is it too electronic or spacey.”
“When it comes to my musical tastes, it’s pretty hard to find something more ideal than a German power trio writing original songs through a nostalgic lens on 70s hard rock and proto-metal.”
“This album was exactly what I was hoping for! It flows seamlessly from the beginning to the end and is chalked full of 80s synth goodness. It’s difficult to describe Lazerhawk’s sound. There are a lot of other musicians in this genre and they are all doing amazing work, but Lazerhawk really stands out.”