Rootsy chanteuse Brandi Carlile delivers a harmonic departure with The Eye (Single) 

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 12.53.22 PMIf Brandi Carlile’s new single is indicative of what her upcoming album The Firewatcher’s Daughter sounds like, we can expect a slight departure. This song is enveloped in timeless, three-part, vocal harmonies that give more depth to heady lyrics like, “You can dance in a hurricane/ But only if you’re standing in the eye.”

 

Two brothers drop hits on Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ear Drummer Records.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 12.54.44 PMSlim Jimmy and Swae Lee came from Mississippi to Atlanta, got dibbs on the super producer’s beats, and Rae Sremmurd‘s SremmLife was born. In addition to Mike WiLL, Sonny Digital, Young Chop and Soundz create the perfect soundscape.  The bass will make you want to hit the club with Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.

 

Imagine a Nashville where nobody sings about trucks or raps over twangy guitars.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 12.58.46 PMWith Americana music mogul Buddy Miller in the producer’s seat, television’s best soap opera, Nashville, boasts a soundtrack of stellar country songs that reach higher than most Music City hopefuls. The selections from the first half of season three can attest that there’s no slowing down. Check out Nashville CastThe Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 3, Vol.1

Ellie Goulding creates a dreamy and steamy anthem for the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, arriving on February 10th.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 1.02.08 PMLove Me Like You Do (Single) is the first new music from Ellie Goulding since the 2013 release of her successful album Halcyon Days. Here she channels character Anastasia Steele’s ardent hunger with ultra sexy lyrics and sultry vocals enveloped by heavily echoed beats.

 

Texas outsider bar-band/internet sensation Complete make their chaotic genius debut.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 1.04.41 PMAfter their infamous live set on YouTube, you’d expect Complete’s first proper recording to be a whole lot more polished, but somehow Beginning of a New Era is even weirder and noisier. They’re shooting for classic rock, but we’re hearing groups like The Dead C, Rusted Shut and other similarly murk-minded musical misanthropes.

North Korea Best Korea undoes the damage done by The Interview in seventy seconds.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 1.05.53 PMDuane is the first single from this Michigan metal crew North Korea Best Korea, it’s a writhing, snarling, heavy hail to North Korea (or some guy named Duane). Down-tuned chugging and hellish vocals are wreathed in a suffocatingly dense production on this number. A churning doom-dirge that plays like an intro to their highly anticipated full-length.

 

CURATOR’S CHOICE:

Turn up your subs to hear Bro Safari‘s Bender

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 1.06.56 PMKnown for his work in the mashup group Ludachrist and drum & bass group Evol Intent, Bender finds Bro Safari collaborating with UFO, Jesse Slayter, Beauty Brain and Rell The Soundbender. The result is a booty-bouncin’ good time any trap fan will enjoy, with a few slow slappers balanced out by faster tracks made for twerkin’.

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I dig all things ‘60s: garage punk, obscure psych, Stax and Motown soul stompers. My first CD purchases were REM’s Out of Time and Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony. I still own both! I’m pretty much immersed in music – hitting up local record shops, catching live shows at crusty dives, and DJing around town at various venues and bars.

Comments

  1. Marilyn
    January 19, 2015 at 2:50pm
    I'm very disappointed that you are focused on a bunch of new stuff that only a few people are interested in. The majority want the lyrics and song info back. Devote your attention to getting the song lyrics and composer information back on the site!!! At least tell us whether this will be done or not. If they're not coming back, I'm switching to another music source.
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