It's time once again for Weekly Roundup, check it out!
-Let's return to Australia for some more great music, this time from a band Rackets and Fives. I dig their slow-burning track "London Town," and its elements of classic rock (a la Neil Young) and folk/bluegrass, with the fiddling and acoustic guitar. Listen below and click the link to get their debut album Roslyn.
–Red Eye Fugu is the moniker for the electro-pop solo project of Enzo Tiano, and I find his track "Night Runner" quite catchy. It's from an album called Watchers that will be released 9/10/11. I like the track's progression from dreamy to funky – though both aspects are present the entire time and shade each other.
-I have been digging the 90s indie/alternative revival that has been gaining steam this year. It continues with another great example, from Austin's Boy + Kite. This track "Think in Stereo" hooked me immediately with the guitar tone and never let up. I'm excited for their debut Go Fly. Their website is here.
–The band COYOL is in the midst of releasing an EP one track at a time, and the latest track, "Mexican Photographs" has caught my attention. It's a rollicking number driven by the strong vocal performances of members Celeigh and John, alternating or harmonizing as the song carries on. Have a listen, then you can check out their bandcamp page.
-Here's a video for the song "Hip Hop & Love" by Murs and Tabi Bonney. What I like most about this is how each rapper references listening to different hip hop artists (like A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, and many more) in association with different women. It's a neat device. I'm sure most of you have tons of songs and artists that trigger a range of romantic memories.
-A few months ago, I included a tune from Jordan Bolton in the Roundup and I'm happy to now share some more from this talented young artist. He released a pair of tracks that find him sounding even more accomplished. They are "Duluoz Nights" and "City Daze." Aside from the drumming, he performs everything. I dig the nocturnal feel of each and how they take you on a journey. I also like the way he layers his voice.