this alternative country artist makes some nice catchy little tunes and I think Getting Ready to Get Down is a perfect example with a great little message in it. Josh was named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste magazine and after listening to a few of his songs I could see why he made the list. Now before you go googling it, he made 97th which isn't amazing but this is also a list where Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Bruce Springsteen make the top three. I mean Jack White made 59th. Anyways enjoy the track and we'll see you tomorrow.
Tiesto & The Chainsmokers - Split (only U)
Here is another nice collaboration between two DJs.. well their are two guys in chainsmokers so I guess between ...three DJs? Anyways this if a fun video that does pretty well with the track and shows that most DJs are just out to have fun.
Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky
Ought is very much an Artist post-punk band that is easy for me to say isn't for everyone. Especially their track Beautiful Blue Sky. Clocking in at seven minutes and forty three second long so I actually ended up switching my track of the day to Men For Miles as five minutes and forty four seconds is a little easier and has a little more of an upbeat rhythm to it and while maybe a little easier ease into it doesn't lose site of what Ought is.
The Dead Weather - Be Still
So if you don't know who the Dead Weather are it consists of Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Jack White (White Stripes), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), and Jack Lawrence (City and Colour). Be Still is one of their new track from their latest album Dodge and Burn. I am enjoying this album the most out the three they have put out thus far. I think Dodge and Burn is a little easier to digest and i think I can find myself just letting this album play.
Blackalicious - The Blowup
Blackalicious' track Blowup is a great example of a smooth dose of hip hop. Sadly this isn't the whole track but hopefully it is enough to give you a good taste for Blackalicious. Also if you are thinking that the name Blackalicious sounds familiar, Daniel Radcliffe Rapped their song Alphabet Aerobics on Jimmy Fallon.
Little Simz - Wings
Little Simz is a great rapper from England. She is a wonderfully refreshing sound and for being 21 I think she is bringing a lot to the table and would like to see where she goes in the future because I would love to see here succeed and dominate the charts. Every song she sings sounds like it is the most important moment in her career. I also recommend listening to Gratitude which seems to only be available on pitchfork right now so I will attach a link below. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/17705-little-simz-gratitude/
Modern Basebal - Rock Bottom
This is a fun four piece emo/pop punk band with a great song/video called Rock Bottom.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown
This is nothing short of another amazing Macklemore song which features a fun group of people. I actually hope this one gets Thrift Shop levels of attention but I'm also pretty sure that isn't going to happen sadly since this song might be better.
Ghost - Cirice
I love this band for a lot of different reasons, some of which tend to contradict themselves. Kind of like the fact that these guys are different and yet not complex. They are simply refreshing while not technically being revolutionary. Cirice is a great song off their new album Meliora which recently came out.
Youth Lagoon - The Knower
Young Lagoon (Trevor Powers) has not stopped wooing me since I first heard his music. His album Savage Hills Ballroom has me even more invested then before with The Knower being the first track I heard back in July, and now I can't even wait till the 25th when this album is released.
Julia Holter - Feel You
Sorry not too much to say about this one other then it is a sweet little track that is worth your listen.
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
Lana Del Rey's newest album Honeymoon feels a lot darker then her previous work and it doesn't let up for the whole album. While the title track is a perfect example of this I don't think any track wouldn't be one either. I fail to remember if I have mentioned this before but I still believe Lana Del Rey could make a living in just making and singing Disney songs. Honeymoon is no exception to this either.
Prozzak - Baby I Need Your Love
So this song took me completely by surprise. I completely missed Prozzak's last album Cruel, Cruel World so it have been 15 years for me since I last heard something new from these guys. While grown up a bit they still have that prozzak sound I just curious to listen to what else will be on their next album. I am not sure this song itself has sold me on enjoying a new album from them but it isn't a bad track either. Enough to peek my interest and become song of the day.
Bryce Dessner - Murder Ballades: Brushy Fork
This Beautiful piece can be found on the Eighth Blackbird album Filament which is also full of some great music. This type of "classical" music is sometimes called Contemporary Classical or New Music. Bryce Dessner is a Composer and Guitarist who is also part of an indie rock band called The National. What really caught my attention with this song was the aggressive but not over powering nature of it. Have a listen a see for yourself.
Slayer - Repentless
For some reason I thought this slayer album was out earlier or maybe it was that I just heard a lot about it up till it's release. Then funny enough I have not listened to the album until today and there is something just so relaxing about this type of metal music. Slayer, Iron Maiden, Metallica, etc.. Anyways Repentless is extacly what I have come to expect from Slayer and I love them for sticking to it.
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.