[VIDEO] The Milk – “Chip The Kid”

Longtime Burning Ear readers will remember how stoked I was on these guys back at the end of 2010. My forecast was “a big 2011” for the Essex guys and while it seems like they were working the shadows for that year we may just get some creamy goodness before this one is out! “Chip The Kid” is the first single from their debut LP Tales From The Thames Delta out September 3rd (UK). At first the video struck me a nothing special but then some sort of magic builds and I ended up rocking out right there with them by the end. Thats the power of an infectious live band. Gotta love it.

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Brandon’s TBE Digest 31 – [12.11.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

This may be the last Digest I do like this. I’d really like to take the time to give the best of these tracks the solo post they deserve. If anyone feels strongly about this news leave it in the comments below. Otherwise rock on Wayne and rock on Garth.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Saint Motel – At Least I Have Nothing / New Saint Motel jam. I like. Lets get a full album out, guys!

♫ Arrange – Sun Showers / New Arrange track is as blissfully beautiful as you would expect but I still prefer hearing this guy in full albums. Getting lost in it.

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[MP3] THE MILK are 54 plus 46 which WAS MY NUMBER in rating their upcoming jams

she’s a back door slammin’ leaver but it’s alright

♫ The Milk – 54 46 Was My Number (Toots & The Maytals cover)

Essex-based The Milk are about to have a big 2011. The former punks have hung up their scowls in favor of the buttery smooth grooves and crisp horns of classic Motown and funk. Naming themselves after their desire to bring back “white boy funk” they join a number of excellent artists with a similar mission (Mayer Hawthorne, Eli “Paperboy” Reid, etc). Although, with jams like these they may just leave them all in the dust. “54 46 Was My Number” is their take on the Toots & The Maytals classic and is the only track one available to download. It’s a beautiful blend of ska and soul with a dash of that wobble for you dub-heads. The real magic, however, still waits in the wings. Take a gander at the demo for “Kimmi Kimmi” which was recorded in the band’s shed.

The Milk – Kimmi Kimmi (demo)

Ummm, yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Smooth, sassy, and sexy. Perfect for making or breaking love. Catch 2 more sweet jams at their soundcloud page. If those 4 songs were an official EP it would be topping my year’s best of list for sure.

With only a small handful of blog coverage they have still garnered some major label interest and are continuing the recording process. It’s all uphill from here as think we are going to be hearing a lot more fantastic stuff in the coming year.

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