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DoYouHearTheMusic.com June Tunes

2 Jun

Been a bit since I put together a playlist so here’s a extended one for June. Hope you find some good tunes to rock out to.

January 2012 Playlist: New Year, New Music For You To Listen To

9 Jan

First playlist of the new year!  Here is a quick snapshot of the bands and artists I’m feeling right now as we get settled into 2012.  Going to be a big year in music so hop on board for the wild ride that’s about to begin.  Without further adieu, your January playlist:


  1. Tallahassee – “Winter Trees”
  2. The Jungle Giants – “One of these Days”
  3. IAMDYNAMITE – “Where Will We Go”
  4. Youth Lagoon – “Afternoon
  5. U.S. Royalty – “Hollywood Hollows”
  6. The Silent Comedy – “Exploitation
  7. The London Souls – “Old Country Road
  8. Alabama Shakes – “Hold On
  9. Chiddy Bang – “Ray Charles
  10. Frank Turner – “If Ever I Stray”
  11. Allen Stone – “Satisfaction”
  12. Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again”
  13. Diamond Rugs – “Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
  14. Among Savages – “Start At The Beginning
  15. Tennis – “Origins”

Now Playing: U.S. Royalty

29 Dec

In what is looking like my final post of 2011, why not go out with a bang.  I had posted about them earlier in the year performing at the Sweetlife Festival but never really gave a listen until recently and boy was that a big mistake.  I am now finding myself enamored with Washington D.C. indie rock band, U.S. Royalty.  Their album Mirrors has been on repeat for much of December (hey, better late than never) and I can’t see how these guys aren’t going to be one of the next big rock bands.  From sweet harmonies to gritty and pretty guitars, U.S. Royalty is captivating and their album will definitely take you for a ride. It’s one of those discs that keeps getting better and better as you get deeper in it.


I may be the only one who views it this way but if you took a little Ryan Adams, The Strokes and Band of Horses, a touch of The Black Keys and Kings of Leon, splash in some classic rock from all over the 70 (you can hear Fleetwood Mac on “Monte Carlo” below) and of course the indie rock sound of today, you get an incredible sound that is U.S. Royalty.


So there you have it, one last nugget of good music to wrap 2011.  Hope you enjoy as much as I do.