Drinking hot coffee is a precarious endeavor when sitting still, but something about constant motion of the big city calls you to move and drink at the same time. Its not easy but it must be done. Burn your lips and keep moving, you got things to do! But when you get where you are going take a second to kick your feet up and enjoy the caffeine buzz with the soothing strumming and mouth harp of Elijah Ocean and his timeless grooves.
Sounds like… tropical pop for defying the freezing weather and letting giddy emotion keep you warm. A solo dance party a day keep the cold feet away!
Location: NYC, NY
Future: An EP coming soon. I’ve heard it and its great so stay tuned…
Music for… slowing down and letting the day hit you one moment at a time. “Coloring” beautifully evokes the best parts of James Blake. Smooth and full of soul, Kevin Garrett’s voice is one I gladly sit back and soak in, letting it wash the tensions away.
Location: Pittsburgh / Brooklyn
Future: Just these two songs so far. But I sense big things.
Music for… getting your anthem on with a bit of grit on the bottom end. Royal Tongues follow up their killer debut jam “The Balance” with this bouncy rump shaker of a jam that I cannot wait to see live tomorrow. Thats right LA, they are playing the final Blind Date at Bootleg with some other killer TBE bands.
Location: Buffalo, NYC, LA. But tomorrow, just LA.
Music for… starting the weekend’s dance party a day early! Ghost Beach dial up the funk on Fickle Friends’ vocal powerhouse of a jam “For You”. Crank this one and really kick up the Xmas tree decorating festivities this year!
Location: Fickle Friends from Brighton, UK. Ghost Beach from Brooklyn.
Future: More jams like this coming from Ghost Beach’s label Crazy Heart Records.
Music for… making up your own rain dance to celebrate the downpour we have been receiving here in drought-ridden California.
Location: Doesn’t say anywhere. However, Listenbee is on NYC label Lokal Legend so there is that.
Future: A follow up to this debut jam, and hopefully soon!
Music for… celebrating youth, being free, and acting a little bit crazy. Crank this jam during your next sugar/caffeine rush and prepare to break a sweat rocking out.
Location: Buffalo, New York City, LA
Music for… reliving your own hazy memories of the “Weekend” through Vérité’s sultry croon and Penguin Prison’s body moving grooves. Damn, its good to have PP back in action (see below as well). And I’m pretty stoked to hear more from Vérité as well.
Location: NYC. Both.
Future: Get into the Vérité’s Echo EP.
Music for… people who want something more than an locomotive rock jammer to power them through the day. TBE faves Controller write this new jam “Separator” for an album raising awareness of the very serious issue of mental illness.
#IWILLLISTEN – Songs to Break the Stigma of Mental Illness. With 1 in 4 Americans affected by mental illness, it’s not just strangers or people on the news, it’s our friends. But the stigma is so great many suffer in silence. If each of us shares the message #IWILLLISTEN, our friends will be more comfortable asking for help. Learn more at IWillListen.org
New Single from “Controller” created for the #IWILLLISTEN Album.
Future: More music and NYC shows coming soon.