There is a party going on in my head and you should really join! These two new jams from The Outer Vibe have got me so pumped for hopefully seeing them live again soon. Ever since I missed them at SXSW I’ve been consoling myself with mini dance parties of “Sweet To The Rind” and “Pink Moon”. It’s a fine back to back playlist combo.
Get ready for some feelings, because “Falling” is full of them. Jake McMullen feeding right into my wavelength on this one. More of this tender groovy magic please!
Look, I can’t speak to the inner working of the relationship in the song here but I damn well know that it’s impossible to talk much when you are dancing as hard as one does at a The Outer Vibe show. I caught them live last week and theÂ impressive dance moves spilled from the stage to the crowd. Their jams have been on solid repeat since them. “Why Don’t You Listen?” is on their Surf Disco Compacto EP which I already have on CD in the car I’m borrowing this week. The EP features 3 other tracks not currently online. So I suggest you keep an ear out in Los Angeles for me blasting it full volume. Or just catch The Outer Vibe on tour now and get your own copy…
Few things get the blood pumping like walking around with MONA blasting in your headphones. I pity the fool that cuts in front of me on the sidewalk because I will literally air-guitar him into oblivion. I’m so stoked MONA is back. Dive into their new EP here.
LeaguesÂ wanted to make you laugh…. so I’ll let these two wieners do it for him.
The supremely funked out grooves in “Seasons” have me traveling to some weird alternate sky worlds in my mind. Join me please.
Bassh are advising that we listen to our bodies butÂ I’d much rather use my body to listen to their music. Perfect for these early rays of shun warming the Winter air outside.Â Read more
Thursdays are not for for making slow decisions. The weekend is quickly approaching and you gotta sort yourself out! Are you staying in? Going out? Make your mind up! I know what my mind is made up on, the fire horn parts in this Moon Taxi jam! No need to ponder their awesome level. Perfect 10. Press repeat. That’sÂ a wrap.Â Read more
i can’t help but be wrong in the dark
because i’m overcome in this war of hearts
Ladies and gentlemen! Man your battle stations! It’s T-minus 8 hoursÂ until the battle begins. The enemy lay in wait just over Weekend Ridge and we engage at dusk. This is not a drill, it will get messy, you will be tested. But keep your chin up and back straight. You are a warrior damnit! Ruelle here will be your battle captain.Â Read more
Open is your mind as you descend into an unknown world. Open is the hatch as you pull yourself from the landing capsule. Open is yourÂ mouth as you pant your way to the crest of the nearest ridge. Open are your eyes as you take in the deep wonder of the horizon. Open is the world in front of youÂ as you dance your way back down the mountain.Â Read more
Vinyl Thief pose two of the most important questions one can ask: “Who’s gonna hold me?” and “Who’s gonna hold you?” They are questions at both trivial and deeply important. Questions that are inextricable tied to the days darker hours. Questions that when answered, are done so by the “middle of the night” and when not answered, are wondered in the middle of the night”. Its a lot of things for a tired brain. If only there were someone to hold while we do it…Â Read more
Music for… indulging that pop leaning sweet tooth but with just enough fuzzed grit to keep things funky. Kinda like a lollipop that fell behind the couch. Except without the trip to the sink to wash it off. And I think there might even be a kazoo in there which is awesome.
Location: Nashville, TN
Future: This is only Jason Keary’s debut jam as Lost Arctic but of the musical vibes in Nashville are anything to go by, I’m expecting a lot more.
Sounds like… church music for disciples of big drums and good times. Sing along and sing loud! You will feel good, no, great!
Location: Nashville, TN
Future: “40 Watt” is the firstÂ single from debut album “Geode” out in 2015 via Mom+Pop Music.
Music for… who always love that other voice in Rihanna’s “Stay”. The production is a bit over the top but thats major label life ya heard. Besides,Â I just love that Ekko croon.