you know what i mean and i mean what i say, you know what i want and you know i don’t play

♫ Eli “Paperboy” Reed – Explosions

You’d never guess by his in-your-face soul/blues/rockabilly but Eli Reed grew up in Massachusetts. After soaking up all of his father’s classic albums and honing his skills by busking on the street, it’s no surprise that his talent is now razor sharp. Come And Get It is his 3rd LP but I’ve only just got on board Reed’s train. First single, “Explosions,” is as amped as it gets on Come And Get It, as the rest is a little more subdued and hip-swinging as opposed to fist-pumping. (The albums title track is another standout jam. Check it out.) I can definitely imagine a pretty fantastic Paperboy/Mayor Hawthorne tour that I would definitely bring a lady to. Talk about setting the mood. Another great bonus of this throwback vibe is that it’s perfect for throwing on early at parties with guests of mixed musical tastes. Then just sit back and catch people tapping their feet and nodding along. It’s new but familiar. Like a Hollywood blockbuster but with less Michael Bay.

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