Resonance
Carly Rae Jepsen returns with the ridiculously infectious “I Really Like You.”

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.53.30 PMFollowing the coattails of “Call Me Maybe,” the breakout anthem of 2011, Canada’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s 80s-inspired, sugary single “I Really Like You” is slated to be one of the big hits of the summer. Make sure to check out the music video featuring Tom Hanks lip-syncing her lyrics!

 

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

CURATOR’S CHOICE

Nitty-gritty sophomore album from Oakland supergroup Sir Lord Von Raven.

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.52.32 PMAfter a six-year wait, The Age Of Machines has finally landed and was worth the wait. Featuring members of The Time Flys, The Gris Gris and Extra Classic; the impressively lengthy album (22 tracks!) crosses ‘60s Detroit soul/psych-rock and 70s glam with a toughness and swagger that rivals Mick Jagger.

 

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

EDM heavyweights collaborate to Jack U up!

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.55.26 PMExpertly incorporating bass drops and all the hottest production techniques, Skrillex and Diplo don’t disappoint with Jack U. And there’s a little something for everyone on this frenetic ride as Justin Bieber is featured on a R&B-inspired track, 2 Chainz flows over trap and Missy Elliott spices up the Kiesza-driven “Take U There.”

 

The brain behind Oasis bestows a sophomore album.

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 1.00.13 PMWhat is it with Northern English rock stars and David Essex’s 1973 hit “Rock On?” The Verve borrowed that sound for their 1995 song “Dance On Your Bones” and now Noel Gallagher is importing elements of it for “Lock All The Doors.” Chasing Yesterday recalls the best of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? 

 

Ace of Base releases Hidden Gems from the original lineup.

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 1.01.51 PMBorrowing a page from the ABBA playbook of hooks and harmonies, Ace of Base became Sweden’s third most popular musical export. Here the group delves into their back catalog to deliver some choice gems from their golden period. Check out the reggae vibes and techno sounds of “Go Go Go!”

 

The South’s original R&B gangster returns with more fire.

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 1.02.56 PMUsing a similar formula to Nate Dogg, Z-Ro effortlessly combines classic R&B with street tales of hustlin’ and slangin’ to take the listener on a smoked-out journey through Houston’s underbelly. Melting The Crown is draped up and dripped out, grippin’ grain and swangin’!

 

Nineties-style, slacker-grunge, indie rock anthems from NYC.

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 1.03.44 PMSlothrust’s Of Course You Do plays like a hi-fi girl-group Pavement or broodier, scrappier Breeders laced with some Meat Puppets twang and Polvo angularity. A lurching, loud/soft noise-pop, it’s wound around bits of hushed, hazy, minimal jangle – all in service of the distinctively deep, throaty vocals and twisted lyrics of Leah Wellbaum.

Musicologist

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. Leslie Stockton
    March 16, 2015 at 2:00am
    great post :)
    Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Please complete all required fields.
Required fields marked with *. No worries, your email address will not be published.
Leave a reply