Posts Tagged Waves
Needless to say, after our interview with Jhameel earlier this year, we were pretty smitten with the 20-somrthing who hails originally from Minnesota but now calls California home. That is, smitten both with his earnest attitude and his indie-pop talent and sensibilities. And Jhameel continues to give away high-quality music free of charge with the third installment of his series WAVES, a five-week event in which he premieres a new free single each Tuesday. This week it’s the title track, and while it might slow things down a bit tempo-wise, it’s every bit as addicting as “Collision” and “White Lie,” which dropped in Week One and Week Two, respectively. That keyboard riff is intoxicating and, like much of Jhameel’s stuff, it’s addicting. Download “Waves” below.
To listen to Jhameel’s body of work is to hear a performer growing more and more comfortable with his artistic voice. I was taken with this Los Angeles native’s covers of Fleet Foxes and The Knife when I first heard him early this year. I was thrilled to discover and repeat the varied and undeniably catchy tunes on his sophomore LP The Human Condition. And the attitude and ferocity — not to mention sheer danceable pop music prowess — that Jhameel displayed on “Shut Up” and the other tracks from this past summer’s Dance EP showed me yet another side of this dude’s talent. And his impressive potential.
With the release of “Collision,” Jhameel has begun a series entitled Waves, where he’ll release a new song for five straight weeks, all of them free for downloading for the foreseeable future. He’s been generous before with his musical catalog, with The Human Condition and Dance EP each being free for the taking. And “Collision” follows in the same musical vein as “Shut Up,” in that it’s got a clubworthy beat, driving synths and features Jhameel cutting loose vocally at times into an outright shout. And also that it’s awesome. Download “Collision” below.
I appreciate the energy that courses through General Fiasco’s music. It takes me back to my wilder, younger days. We featured their single “The Age You Start Losing Friends” on our end-of-summer mix, and these four dudes from Bellaghy, Northern Ireland are back with a video for their second single “Waves.” Judging by all the cool onstage and behind-the-scenes clips that make up the video, I’m betting that seeing General Fiasco live would be a pretty damn good time. The Waves EP will be out November 14 on Dirty Hit.