GRiZ (Grant Kwiecinski) is an American DJ/Producer who describes his music are Future-Funk, and I very much agree this this genre title he has given himself. He created his own label called All Good Records in which he likes to promote and support cutting edge electronica music. GRiZ makes all of his album available for free on his website. His latest album Say It Loud, came out in March of this year and has a large number of good tracks on it. Today I want you to listen to Funk Party and see if GRiZ might be something you enjoy.
Escort - Animal Nature
Time to bring some smooth funk to song of the day. Escort is a post-disco band that has not had a full length LP for a while but that is about to change as of October 30th. Animal Nature is the title track and it goes down extremely smooth, and for some reason the drum machine really captures the mood.
Destroyer - Girl in a Sling
There is way to much to say about Dan Bejar's band Destroyer. Every album is not built on the last, every one is is it's own work of art that is built from the ground up. This is one of the reasons I love him so much, there is so much creativity behind each song on each album. His latest release Poison Season is no exception to this. I almost want to put two songs of the day...well screw it you are getting two. Girl in a Sling will be the main track but you also have to listen to Dream Lover as these two tracks are good examples to show you that Destroyer plays both sides of the coin perfectly. I was introduced to Destroyer on their last album Kaputt and was equally blown away then as I am listening to Poison Season. Give both of these tracks a listen and I hope you fall in love with them as much I have.
Miya Folick - Talking With Strangers
This Beautiful track by Miya Folick is probably my favourite song she has done yet. It feels like it is the perfect length, and there is a growth that spans the entire song which gets you more and more emotionally invested as it goes on. The simple instrumentals throughout most of the song set a great background for Miya's vocals, which in turn start to evolve and get livelier around two minute mark and then by the end everything comes together and explodes. This is probably also in the top ten for track of the year for me. who knows, I might do a ten of my favourite tracks for the year along with a list of my favourite albums.
Pearl Charles - I Ran So Far
I have been listening to this little EP for about a month now and I still am not 100% sure if I picked my favourite song. Every song on this EP is a gem and my only fault for this EP is that is could use a little more variety in the sound. In saying that I don't think she sounds bland at all. This Psychedelic Blues rockin' lady feels classy yet fresh, and a lot of online reviewers are comparing her to Lana Del-Ray, and I guess I can see where they are coming from but Charles is a lot more laid back and mellow where Del-Ray will shout her presence from the roof tops. Well I hope you enjoy Pearl Charles' Night & Day, or at least that is what I would say if I could find that song online to embed for you guys. Guess you will have to settle for the second best, I Ran So Far.
Diane Coffee - Spring Breathes
Diane Coffee is Shaun Fleming's side project from being the drummer for Foxygen. I hear a lot of Beatles influence, and maybe some beach boys in their but whatever it is I am liking it. I might have to take a listen back to what else Shaun has released as Diane Coffee.
The Front Bottoms - Laugh Till I Cry
Some nice 90's flashbacks are encoded into this lovely little song by The Front Bottoms. This little Punk Folk band has been around since 2007 and I have only listened to their self titled album but every track on that record i enjoyed and their latest single Laugh Till I Cry is dare I say the best track I heard from them...maybe. Laugh Till I Cry is going to be on their next album "Back On Top" is available September 18th.
Tuxedo - Do It
Now I did think I might have done this song before but one a quick search of my song of the day songs, not only didn't I do this song, I didn't do a track by Tuxedo before. No I was going to do Tuxedo's latest track Number One which is heavily influenced from a sample in Snoop Dogs' track "Ain't No Fun" but my all time favourite track by Tuxedo is "Do It". This funky duo has stolen my heart on many separate occasions with many of their tracks. I think "Do It" makes a great song of the day.
Joanna Newsom - Sapokanikan
Now this lady has some very interesting vocals in her songs and Sapokanikan is no exception. This american folk woman has a stripped down bare sound that I enjoy a lot. She plays the Harpsichord, Harp, and Piano, but I think my favourite track by Newsom involve a harp or harpsichord.
Okilly Dokilly - They Warned Me
So just when you though you have seen it all, you hear that there is a Ned Flanders themed metal band or Nedal band. Okilly Dokilly might not be an amazing band but I can't fault any band who is in it just for the fun of making music. They do have a song that is called "All That Is Left" that was inspired by Ned Flanders Leftorium, but I ended up going with the track "They Warned Me" as it is overall a better sounding track and I think is probably the best track to start off on.
Beach House - Sparks
Hmmm, Now I am in a little bit of a music slump. I am betting real picky with what I want to listen to. I think the new Beach House album is good but my mood/head just can't handle it. If you don't know Beach house is a dream pop type band and I do recommend you take a listen. They are definitely worth a song of the day for their single "Sparks". They do give a nice pleasant and ambient sound but I think since I have had a bit of a headache today my head doesn't like that background ringing sound.
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire
So Lizzy Mercier Descloux's album Press Color is getting a reissue and I think it is great. I never heard of this woman until now and I think everyone needs to take a listen to this album. Fire is the first track on the B-side of the original record and will be the first track on the reissue along with 6 more tracks that were not on the original release. Lizzy was part of a no wave culture that rejected the new wave culture. No Wave was popular in the late 70's up till the mid 80's and was said have taken place in New York City. There was a lot of punk influence in No wave and this was mainly because punk was the staple music when you were voicing your opinion against something.
Diemonds - Secret
Diemonds is one of those bands where I don't know if should call them Metal or hard rock...I think they are a metal band but I also have some friends who love metal who would say that Diemonds isn't "metal". Well I think judging from their album cover for Never Wanna Die we can say this is a metal band. I picked Diemonds as song of the day because they were a great cleaning companion for the day. Spent all day cleaning the house with this bands album on repeat. Now the two songs I would say I got gave me that extra little pip in my step were Meet Your Maker, and Secret. I like to believe my productivity jumped up a little bit when these songs were playing. The whole album is a great listen and even after at least 7 listens in one sitting. I guess the one little thing I have is that the album is I believe only around 35 minutes long. would have liked it to be a little longer. anyways take a listen to todays song of the day "Secret", I hope you enjoy it.
Potty Mouth - Cherry Picking
Potty Mouth has their debut EP up for preorder and Cherry Picking is probably the best example of how you could think these girls are straight out of the 90's. All their songs have this inspiration and i am still not 100% decided if some of them have too much inspiration. Anyways their first EP is up for pre-order and I think as time goes on they have the opportunity to develop into their own. Just look at the Black Keys first few albums (not saying the first few black keys albums are bad). Potty Mouth is definitely worth your time now, so have a listen :).
I am apologizing a lot about missing days but I literally just watched Jack Garratt live! I'm still in my seat. Google him, YouTube, spotify, what ever you do and have a listen to Worry. He is a great artist and worth your attention. Again like a lot of artists what you get in concert is different then their recorded work but he really takes those drums home on stage! Go have a listen to Jack Garratt and I'm going to listen to some more live music tonight.
Song of The Day
Some semi random song I enjoy will be posted here once a day with a small description of the song and or band.