I was a bit skeptical when I heard Brandon Flowers was working on a solo project and wondered if it could be a success. Well wonder no longer, everything I’ve heard so far is great and yes, he can do it all on his own. Flamingo comes out on September 14 but head to SPIN.com * to preview the album. It’s quite fantastic and the opening track “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” should become the unofficial anthem for Las Vegas while the first single off the album “Crossfire” has a great beat, rising chorus and is an awesome track that could easily be a Killers song.
Flamingo has me excited like I was the first time I heard The Killers’ Hot Fuss. I very well may be wrong but this fall could turn out to be Brandon Flowers’ rise to solo stardom fully putting The Killers on the backburner.
*While the spin.com link gives you 40 second previews of the tracks, do some web surfing and you’ll find complete songs.
The Ting Tings are back! A few weeks ago they debuted their new single “Hands” off the upcoming album Kunst and the music video was releasesd a couple days ago. In addition to having another great electro-pop dance track (with a little 80s style mixed in), the Tings Tings had music wonder Calvin Harris produce the track; it really doesn’t get any better. Give a listen and see for yourself.
Happy Friday! Not only are we heading into a holiday weekend but tonight, Ozomatli returns to Las Vegas and plays the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel. Hands down one of the best promotions in any city, SpyOn Vegas hosts Friday Night Live throughout the summer and brings in some great concerts which are FREE. I can never get enough of Ozomatli live and having seen them at Mile High Music Festival a few weeks back , I’m amped up for their performance this evening. Plus if the show is anything like last year’s at the Hard Rock pool, we are in for a treat. The energy and good vibes Ozomatli spread are going to make this evening a great way to kick off Labor Day Weekend.
Cee Lo Green strikes gold again with his latest single, “Fuck You.” Don’t fear the title, the song is awesome and the video is even better. If you haven’t seen the video, check out it below.
Also check out Thomas Conner’s piece in the Chicago Sun Times on Cee Lo and how the power of the internet has made this song a success and has over four million hits already.
One month ago I started this blog and boy has the time flown by. It has been a fun ride so far and I hope if you are reading this you have found some new music to listen to. In honor of the first month and to make sure we’re not kicking summer to the curb just yet, here’s a playlist with some good tunes to lead into Labor Day Weekend with. Enjoy!
“Write A Song” – Dave Matthews Band
“Lay Me Down” – The Dirty Heads
“Glow” – Donavon Frankenreiter
“Pack Up” – Eliza Doolittle
“Tighten Up “ – The Black Keys
“Let’s Go Surfing” – The Drums
“Roll If Ya Fall” – Barefoot Truth
“Golden” – Hello Dave
“The Diamond Church Street Choir” – The Gaslight Anthem
“Repo Man” – Ray LaMontagne
“The Perfect Space” – The Avett Brothers
“Chelsea Dagger “ – The Fratellis
“Set Sail” – The Movement
New Music Tuesday this week was fantastic and it also marked the release of Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses new album, Junky Star. I’m really not sure what it is but I have never been able to get enough of his music and considering that he’s a country artist, that’s what’s most surprising to me as my friends are the first to know I don’t listen to country music. Well that’s sort of changed over the last year and I credit Bingham’s wraspy voice and gritty sound. It could also be that Marc Ford formerly of the Black Crowes produced the first two albums. Well Junky Star which was produced by T Bone Burnett, has me after just one listen. I’m definitely going to need to give the disc a few listens before making a concrete assessment but so far, so good.