One word: Vacationer
Who? An east coast band (NYC based) you are going to want to start listening to
What? Gone, the album which dropped earlier this year
Why you should listen? Want to go on a vacation without actually going on one? This is the band. As their website states “If you could go anywhere,” do it as you listen to this harmonious and soothing washed out sound. It’s like sunshine on a rainy day, brings a smile to your face and lets you daydream. And if you live in the land of sunshine, keep smiling!
A reason you’ll be excited? Really, vacation and daydream aren’t enough? Well if you take the throwback style of Little Joy and made it more instrumental, voila!
Why I’m excited: I’ve been craving some mellow good tunes to just relax to. May have just found that!
If you like: Bombay Bicycle Club, Neon Indian; harmonies have been compared as “Beach Boys-esque”
Final thoughts: This sound is not for everyone but if you are willing to give Vacationer a chance, I’m sure this band will come around on you and help you dream about that vacation to St. Barts or chilling in the backyard on your own little vacation from the real world.
The first full week of summer is here and to help celebrate I give you the DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist Vol.I. To make this playlist available via Spotify I had had to kick out a few tracks (for now) but I hope you enjoy this little soundtrack to begin summer with.
Click HERE to access the playlist.
Baywood – “I Can Breathe Again”
Jukebox The Ghost – “Somebody”
White Arrows – “I Can Go”
Theme Park – “Wax”
San Cisco – “Awkward”
Electric Guest – “This Head I Hold”
Jump Jump Dance Dance – “Do It For Love”
Passion Pit – “Take A Walk”
Between Borders – “Free”
Satchel Grande – “Put Up A Fuss”
Gentlemen Hall – “All Our Love”
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – “Untie My Shoelaces”
King Charles ft. Mumford & Sons – “The Brightest Lights”
Vintage Trouble – “You Better Believe It”
John Mayer – “Queen of California”
The Lumineers – “Big Parade”
Dawes – “If I Wanted Someone”
Bag of Toys – “Eternal Optimist”
The Dirty Heads – “Spread To Thin”
Donavon Frankenreiter – “Shine”
Two words: King Charles
Who? A rising singer-songwriter from London (to note – he is already a big deal in London)
What? His debut album, LoveBlood (released May 8)
Why you should listen? Because he’s awesome and this classically trained singer-songwriter brings a bunch of sounds including some island vibes blended into indie, folk-pop
A reason you’ll be excited? He got Mumford & Sons to sing on the track below
Why I’m excited: I believe I have found my album of the summer; yet another rising star from across the pond and he is very diverse in his music from track to track but makes it work. Just listen to the title track below too.
If you like: Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg, Dry The River, Theme Park, Little Comets and obviously Mumford & Sons
Final thoughts: Hop on the train now because soon enough, everyone in the States will know King Charles and you just may be bowing to him
Here it is, the audio from my time spent with George Lyons, Mongo and Erik Kabik this past Sunday, June 17 on The Lyons Den airing on 91.5 KUNV.
I can’t thank the guys enough for bringing me on to chat Bonnaroo and to listen to some new music. Give a listen below to hear the full interview as well as music from the Alabama Shakes (Live from Bonnaroo), DAWES, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Dispatch, Black Star, Electric Guest, Charles Bradley and GROUPLOVE. I just wish we had time for more! Perhaps next time.
Hope you enjoy!
I couldn’t be more excited today for the fellas of Walk The Moon as they release their self titled debut album on RCA Records. Having had the pleasure of meeting the guys, interviewing them and seeing them in concert at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and here in Las Vegas I feel like I’ve kind of been along for the ride a little. I’m beyond stoked that they are now getting heavy airplay, being tabbed by MTV as a Push artist, Esquire.com adding them to the songs of the summer (for a second year in a row) and more. These guys are still ascending and it’s one of those things that just makes me smile; plus I think everyone should be digging their music and right in time for summer it’s perfect tunes to enjoy three months of sunshine. Added bonus, tune in to David Letterman tonight where the guys will be the special music act.
2.) Lisa Baby
3.) Next In Line
4.) Anna Sun
7.) Shiver Shiver
11.) I Can Lift A Car
Happy 70th birthday to the legend, Sir Paul McCartney! Still out there rocking and rolling, and let’s hope this doesn’t stop anytime soon!
Real quick – in a past life I interacted with celebrities on a weekly basis and never got star struck except for one time, with Sir Paul McCartney himself. It was the opening of LOVE at the Mirage Las Vegas and I guess I just view him as bigger than life so for me it was interacting with a person who is not only celebrated around the world but someone who connects with people of all ages.
If you’re like me and excited about Passion Pit’s new album Gossamer, check out this new video for “Take A Walk” off the upcoming LP. The new album drops July 24 and if you are heading to festivals check them out at Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival and Outside Lands.