Monthly Archives: July 2016

SONG OF THE DAY Xiomara- Siren

Smooth and sensuous vocals croon against the backdrop of a sultry, smokey soul melody where a laid back beat swaggers to keep in step;  this is the sound of Xiomara’s ‘Siren.’ Recently labelled as one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Magic Trick – More

Tim Cohen is a San Francisco based musician and visual artist who has turned his hand to many different genres over the years, releasing a diverse collection of albums ranging from Hip-Hop to psychedelic-folk and garage. He performs both as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Human Expression – Optical Sound

I’ve spent a lot of today digging out some great garage rock nuggets and out popped this little gem, I haven’t heard this track in a long time! Californian band The Human Expression formed in 1966, deciding that their band … Continue reading

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“IAN SWEET prove that there is no one absolute; just the ease that comes with knowing everything will be OK as long as you hold tight to the pocket-sized things in life that bring happiness while you watch the rest … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I’m Still Here

This summer sees the release of the documentary, ‘Miss Sharon Jones’ which,  directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, follows the dynamic front-woman through her 2013 battle with cancer and and her triumphant return to the stage in 2014. Accompanying … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Graham Bond Organization – Early In The Morning

Today’s song comes from The Graham Bond Organization’s debut studio album, “The Sound of ’65” which, surprise surprise, was released in March 1965! With an impressive line-up this album featured Graham Bond on vocals, sax, hammond organ and Mellotron, Jack … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Xenia Rubinos – Laugh Clown

Brooklyn-based composer Xenia Rubinos released her debut album earlier this June and if you are already familiar with ‘Black Terry Cat’,  you will no doubt appreciate what I am saying when I describe this album as a passionate, powerful and personal … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sugar Candy Mountain – Tired

Earlier this month Californian astro-rockers Sugar Candy Mountain released their new album titled ‘666’ and, packed with a hazy summer-of-love feel, these songs really float into the ears like a breath of fresh air. Their Bandcamp page suggests that their songs are, “Mystic Hits … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hanni El Khatib – No Way

The mellow tones of Hanni El Khatib’s latest single ‘No Way’ gives this track a smooth summer feeling, but scratch below the surface and this is way more than just a summer song. Appearing of his upcoming EP ‘Savage Times, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Henry Canyons – I Wanna

Smooth, steady sounds makes for a very funky sunny Friday afternoon; you can always rely on Henry Canyons for that chilled out beat. Henry Canyon released “Canyonland” on Bandcamp in June last year (covered by the LP Blog in May 2015), but … Continue reading

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