Former “Saturday Night Live” comedians Fred Armisen and Bill Hader formed THE BLUE JEAN COMMITTEE some time ago as a fictional blue-eyed soul/yacht rock band. After releasing their one sided 7 track “Catalina Breeze” 12 Inch EP recently via Drag City, they now made a music video, which plays with all the stereotypes of the Yacht Rock genre: limos, big stadiums, guitarsolos…. This is done with a lot of love for the music of that period and a twinkle in the eye. Enjoy!
Leave you in the weekend with this outstanding first track by London band HOUSE OF SPIRITUALS, that I am singing for days now (while marching through my room clapping like a full black church-gospel choir). Sounds like Gospel-Spritual Math-Pop, if there is such a thing (if not, they just invented it). This is fresh, clever and highly emotional in one! And it will make you feel better! Have a nice weekend!
What a nice slo-mo-disco-jam! Chicago’s LOUIS THE CHILD have just released their best single so far, feat the great “dirty” voice of K.Flay. This is modern electronic slow-motion disco-pop at its best that breathes and lives, which makes it so incredibly funky!
In the next weeks I am going to share the 20 albums of 2015, that really blew me away or touched me in a certain way. In no special order… What better way to start then this one: YOUNG GUN SILVERFOX are SHAWN LEE and ANDY PLATTS, both are based in London, although Shawn was born in the USA (that explains a bit…) and together they just reinvented Westcoast music for the modern age. On “West End Coast” they just need 10 tracks to take you on a laidback, mellow ride through the music, the harmonies and the soul of the Westcoast. This is just timeless music, played with so much passion, love and soul, it will make you fly! Relax and enjoy the trip!
A new track by BIBIO is always a great moment. “Petals” is another majestic, laidback, breezy downtempo pop-song, the kind, that only a few people can perform. Another good news: his new album drops in spring 2016. Until then, listen on repeat!