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New Music Preview: Michael Kiwanuka | y/y | Snowmine | Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes

Here is some more awesome new music…

Michael Kiwanuka has two EPs out in 2011, and has been compared to Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers and Otis Redding

I’m Getting Ready by MichaelKiwanuka


The Brooklyn based y/y reminds me of Fourtet mixed with Animal Collective.

PlayPlay by yyband


Check out Snowmine on Shaking Through with free mp3 download.

Snowmine – Curfews by wvmusic


The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ founder, Justin Robinson is starting a new project called Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes.




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New Music Preview: The Lowbred Watts | Hiatus & Shura | James Hersey | Jesse Payne | Fairlamb

This is a new batch of music that I have been meaning to post about, but haven’t been able to. All of these artists are deserve their own posts, but it’s just not gonna happen. So use this as a preview to go check out more of their music!

The Lowbred Watts – Download entire album for free here

The Lowbred Watts – 05 Move On by ryanstapler

FREE DOWNLOAD: Hiatus and Shura – First by Hiatus

It Aint Over (Live) – James Hersey by James Hersey

Jesse Payne – Website, Free mp3 below

Jesse Payne – Take Me by The Wounded Jukebox

Fairlamb – Bandcamp

The Way It Goes by Fairlamb


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The Seattle Music Scene: “Something In The Water”

At least half of the music I post about these days is from Seattle, partly because that’s what I’m surrounded with, but also because it’s a great spot for music. I was inspired by a short PBS documentary about modern Seattle music. It’s only 13 minutes long and gives you a quick rundown of the Seattle scene. I included the trailer, but I recommend watching the whole video here. I’m also including some of my favorite songs from the bands featured in the documentary. I would include a lot more bands and groups from Seattle on here. so don’t think this is all that Seattle’s got to offer. Some of my favorites lately are Campfire OK, Gold Leaves, Blue Scholars, Made In Heights, The Cave Singers and tons more.

Hacienda Motel by Pickwick

Blue Scholars – Cinemetropolis by The Wounded Jukebox

The Head and the Heart – Down in the Valley by subpop

Shabazz Palaces – An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum by subpop


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Cathedrals Show: Bryan John Appleby and Gold Leaves etc.

Last night I enjoyed one of my favorite shows in a long time. Picture this: myself and my friend Kelsey lying on a bright colored hippie blanket, ten feet away from the stage where 6 different performers do an acoustic set with impeccable sound, and all this taking place in the gorgeous St. Mark’s Cathedral in the picture above. Can’t ask for much else in a show.

Highlights included the Seattle based Bryan John Appleby with a magnificent closing set that rang through the entire Cathedral. Also Grant Olsen, of Gold Leaves, played an excellent set. Mychal and Melodie, from Campfire OK, got the crowd clapping with their lovely acoustic set. They all deserve their own post, but it’s not happening today.

Glory – Bryan John Appleby – Produced/Engineered by Alan Matley

Gold Leaves – Cruel/Kind by hardlyartrecords

Campfire OK “Primp and Prune” by xopublicity


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Prairies: Trop

The Prairies directed this post to me knowing that I would like their song “Wishing Tree,” which I do. This is the kind of music that needs to be listened to on good audio equipment because it has so many layers of sound. I think they do a better job describing themselves than I would so here is what they say:

“Formed in 2011 in the U.K, Prairies are a London/Nottingham musical alliance with influences based far and wide, from commercial hip-hop to balaeric pop to Swedish indie music.

Prairies blend together elements of indie pop, tropical, surf and hip-hop to form a style of music known as “trop-pop”…

Check out their new EP Trop on Bandcamp for free.

Wishing Tree by Prairies

Hotline by Prairies

Balloons by Prairies

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The Lonely Wild: Dead End

The Lonely Wild’s music does not sound like L.A. to me, but that’s where they are from. What it does sound like is a mix of sweet vocal melodies, consistent lyrics, and tight musicianship. It’s a nice blend of pop/folk/alt-country. They do a nice job of changing up the range and style of their songs to keep you guessing. The personal highlights on their new EP are “Right Side of The Road” and “Dead End,” which you can download below from the band’s SoundCloud. They might get stuck in your head. Make sure to watch the acoustic videos below also.

Right Side of the Road by The Lonely Wild

Dead End by The Lonely Wild

The Highwayman by The Lonely Wild

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AIVA: “Pink Moon (Nick Drake Cover)”

If anyone read my Desert Island Mix from way back, you would find that Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” is on there. To have one of your favorite songs re-done is risky business. There is no way that you will be able to emulate it perfectly, so you just have to take it in a new direction and hope the interpretation turns out well. AIVA has done just that, updating this classic folk song with an electronic vibe and a style all her own.

AIVA is based in Washington D.C. and not much else is available about her. I have a feeling that will change with her forthcoming album out in autumn. Keep her on your radar and enjoy the free mp3 download below.

AIVA – Pink Moon (Nick Drake Cover) by The Wounded Jukebox


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