Check Out Our June CD Sampler
Check out the Artist Samplers from our June Issue. The combined playlist streams on Spotify:
CD SAMPLER TRACKS
“Sunflower” (feat. Steve Lacy)
From the album Father of the Bride
Grammy award-winning band Vampire Weekend isset to release their fourth studio album and Columbia Records debut Father of the Bride on May 3. Their single “Sunflower” features The Internet’s Steve Lacy, and the official music video features cameos from Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Lacy, and Fab 5 Freddy and was directed by Jonah Hill in NYC’s coveted Zabar’s and Barney Greengrass. The band will soon embark on tour as they continue to sell out arenas nationwide.
“Strength in One” (feat. Dirtwire)
Trevor Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his ever-growing fanbase, and Trevor matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community.
“Hi, I’m Waiting”
On their new album Glazed, *repeat repeat delivers a batch of songs entirely true to the album’s title: sugary and sticky and impossibly shiny, all glistening harmonies and candy-coated hooks. But beneath the gloss lies something more jarring and jagged, a raw vitality generated by the Nashville band’s buzzy rhythms and blistering guitars, resulting in an album that finds unlikely power in irrepressible sweetness.
The Brighton Beat
“Sweet Baby Chazz” – Live
From the album Live at the Clayton Opera House
The Brighton Beat’s sound ranges from classic Afrobeat to NOLA brass funk. The vibe is uplifting, with danceable songs, guest vocalists, audience participation and even the occasional circus act. Fun for the whole family, their passion and positivity is deeply necessary in today’s scene. Welcome home.
“Hole in the Sun”
From the album Stirring the Haunts
With a style that is raw and powerful yet intricately woven, RevelWood Mission delivers a soulful, driving sound and musical tapestry that’s rich with dynamic guitars, atmospheric keys, three-part harmonies, and a commanding rock-and-roll rhythm section.
“Worth a Shot”
Table Top Records
Vanessa Lavoie is climbing the charts with her latest hit, “Worth a Shot.” Her career started when she was 12 years old and now, at 24, her experience shines through with every song she sings. Powerful and energetic, this new country-rock female singer will leave you wanting more.
“Hook Me Up”
From the EP Texas Toast
Muskrat Lightning brings together some of the best musicians from Ocean City, Md. Their repertoire consists of music from many different genres including jam, rock, blues and folk. The mix of different ages within the band brings a unique blend of playing styles as well as a great sense of camaraderie.
The Kings Rising
“Afternoon in Bloom”
The Kings Rising is a hard-rock blues band out of the suburbs of Chicago. We are high-energy rock-and-roll.
“Save the Ones You Love”
From the EP Save the Ones You Love
This promising band from Mamaroneck, N.Y., features vocalist Megan Herspring, who’s kindly been compared to Susan Tedeschi and Tracy Chapman. “Her voice is a joy to record,” says Tim Hatfield (Keith Richards, Death Cab for Cutie, Marshall Crenshaw), who engineered and produced the new EP.
Glenn Strother Project
“The Whitsett Boogaloo”
From the album The Whitsett Boogaloo
Chateau Le Stro
Glenn Strother (of funktronic-spacejazz outfit JAZZAM) invites yinz all to get down with his brand of Rustbelt Funk. “The Whitsett Boogaloo,” co-produced and mixed by Alan Evans of Soulive, present s a debut album that captures the precise compositions, intense jams and dirty grooves of GSP’s live shows.
“Feel at Home”
Damian Spiteri is a singer-songwriter who enjoys writing songs that convey a message. He has a bass voice. His musical career started when he took up piano when he was four years old. When at university, where he majored in sociology, he then trained in voice. His style is pop-classical.
The Nasty 9
Planet Earth’s newest original psychedelic groove collective is made up of nine of the most talented instrumentalists on the improvised-music scene today. This band brings positive energy and powerhouse jams, featuring blisteringly imaginative solos drenched in love.
Editor’s Pick: Strand of Oaks
“Weird Ways,” courtesy of Dead Oceans
From the album Eraserland
Leading off with standout track “Weird Ways” and the powerful declaration of “I don’t feel it anymore,” new album Eraserland traces Tim Showalter’s evolution from apprehension to creative awakening, carving out a new and compelling future for Strand of Oaks. Eraserland is available now on Dead Oceans.
RadioAirplay.com Winner: Grooveyard Dawgs
“Sing for the Love”
Caz, Nicodemus and Brother David, from the Grooveyard Dawgs, create a feel-good musical vibe for people of all ages to sing along with and feel happy. With excellent musicianship and entertaining personalities, the Dawgs raise the woof and chase tails with good-natured musical fun and frolicking.