Monthly Archives: September 2016

SONG OF THE DAY Lushlife – The League of Frightened Men

My first thought when I heard this track playing the other day was, this sounds like a DJ Shadow track!  Big, bustin’ breaks and beats combine with smooth syncopated rhythms amidst a layering of samples, this is a big sound, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Don Ralke – Face Beside the Fire

I can’t even remember where I heard this song now, I’d written it down in a list of music to revisit and investigate, so I thought it about time I do just that! This swirling little dream-like track comes from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marching Church – Lion’s Den

Best known as the singer of Iceage, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt has recently unveiled plans for his second album as Marching Church.   Titled ‘Telling It Like It Is,’ his current band features collaborator and Iceage bandmate Johan S. Weith (electric viola, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Magic Trick – I Held the Ring

San Franciscan musician and visual artist, Tim Cohen 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. Performing both as a solo artist and a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Damien Jurado – On The Land Blues

Damien Jurado released his 13th album, ‘Visions of Us on the Land’ back in March this year and I’ve finally got round to buying it this week! The album was Jurado’s fourth collaboration with producer Richard Swift and also marks … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dion – Daddy Rollin’ (In Your Arms)

Having kicked heroin after years of teen stardom as the leader of the Belmonts, Dion Francis DiMucci, better known as Dion, released ‘Daddy Rollin’ (In Your Arms)’ in 1968. Released as the the b-side to ‘Abraham, Martin and John,” Dion has described this song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hanni El Khatib – Black Constellation

LA’s Hanni El Khatib has been releasing a selection of mini albums throughout the course of this year, with the fourth offering of the ‘Savage Times’ series unleashed yesterday. Savage Times Vol. 4 consists of three tracks, of which second … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Growlers – City Club

Continuing on from last nights Growlers theme, I’ve been checking out some new tracks from their forthcoming album today.  I’m definitely enjoying what I’ve heard so far but, dare I say it, I am torn. Torn between the rough, swamp-blues, psych-rock … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Growlers – Barnacle Beat

This song really kicks tush! I love it! I was driving home late last night with this on the stereo and I was lost in a psychedelic haze of sonic guitars, hypnotic vocals and the ever-so-Doors’y sounding keyboard breaks.  Dynamic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Olympians – Sirens of Jupiter

Today’s funky, fresh and soulful bundle of instrumental joy is the lead single from Daptone’s new super band, The Olympians. Led by Toby Pazner (Lee Fields & The Expressions, El Michels Affair), this NYC-based band are a product of a … Continue reading

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