Archive | July, 2013

Now Playing: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – “Hey Stranger”

30 Jul

The self titled album from Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers drops August 27 but lucky for you, you don’t have to wait to hear “Hey Stranger,” the second single off the upcoming album. This track along with the first single, “A Little Too Late” are bound to be on repeat for you for the rest of the summer.  And if you don’t live in the desert like me where it’s hotter than hot, you’ll probably be jamming this in your car with the windows down.

Not familiar with Nicki Bluhm?  Click HERE and check out this feature from CBS Good Morning.

 

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New Video: Avicii – “Wake Me Up” ft. Aloe Blacc

30 Jul

If you read my blog you know how much I love this track (let alone a fan of both artists) but now comes the video.  I dig it, cool stuff, story line, etc. but I do have to point out some nifty sponsorship placement in here by Ralph Lauren (they endorse Avicii) and the Denim & Supply line of the brand.  Check out 1:30 mark.

 

@VampireWeekend, @JanelleMonae and more added to @LifeIsBeautiful #Festival

30 Jul

At the beginning of June we released the initial lineup for Life is Beautiful; The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5 and a whole lot more.  But what we also promised was more artists would be announced and thus here we are.  Today we announced the additions of Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Janelle Monae, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig, Dreamers as well as the first details of a collaboration with Red Bull Sound Select to feature artists Wildcat! Wildcat!, Chancellor Warhol, The Kingston Springs, Children of the Night and Tink.   If you haven’t yet checked out the brand new Red Bull Sound Select, you need to get on that like yesterday. So many great artists and an incredible platform for them to blossom through.  As for Life is Beautiful, I hope y’all like the lineup and that I will see you October 26-27 in Downtown Las Vegas for an incredible two days!  More details to come (soon) but in the meantime, how about a little dance party to get this Tuesday going from Ms. Janelle Monae.

New Music Out Today: AlunaGeorge – Body Music

30 Jul

I’ll keep this one short and sweet. British duo, AlunaGeorge debut album Body Music drops today. Go out and get this album.

 

New Music: HAIM – “The Wire”

29 Jul

Check it out……new music from HAIM. Getting its first spin via BBC Radio 1, give a listen to “The Wire.”

Read This: Dr. Bose’s greatest innovation may be his company

26 Jul

BOSE. The pioneer in audio we’ve come to know after all these years. But do you know the real story? Check out this read from the Boston Globe about Dr. Amar Bose and the company he created.

Now Playing: Man Man – “Head On”

24 Jul

Man Man – “Head On.” I was trying to save this for the August playlist but thanks to my buddy, DJ M!keattack we’re gonna put it up as the song of the day. This song has been stuck in my head and on repeat for the past two weeks. I just can’t get enough. Have you heard?

 

Now Playing: Ebony Bones – Behold, A Pale Horse via @NPRmusic

22 Jul

Need some new music for the week? Look no further and give a first listen to Ebony Bones’ upcoming sophomore release, Behold, A Pale Horse via NPR Music. The British singer/songwriter is all over the place, in a good way as she spans all sorts of musical genres. Listen by clicking HERE and you’ll hear for yourself.

Now Playing: Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Walk Us Uptown”

22 Jul

Earlier this year I was super excited when I heard about Elvis Costello and The Roots collaborating on an album and well, here’s the first single, “Walk Us Uptown” form the forthcoming LP Wise Up Ghost. you can read more from PASTE Magazine, HERE.

Vampire Weekend cover Robin Thicke’s – “Blurred Lines”

19 Jul

Now this is worth a listen. Push play below and hear Vampire Weekend’s rendition of Robin Thicke’s current hit “Blurred Lines.” Kinda getting a good laugh listening to this one.