Monthly Archives: February 2020

SONG OF THE DAY Donnie Elbert – Wild Child

Anyone that knows the music of Donnie Elbert will be familiar with his notable and very distinguishable vocals. Though I say this like I’m one of those ‘anyone’s,’ but it’s not been that long since I stumbled upon this artist!..but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Rubix

A brand new offering from Leon Michel’s New York-based Funk/Soul instrumental band, El Michels Affair was released four days ago. The elegant form of Rubix swaggers in with effortless style, the body of its cinematic melody is deep and shapely, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Car Seat Headrest – Can’t Cool Me Down

Fronted by Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest first appeared five years ago after the band released their Matador debut.  Often delicate and understated, Toledo’s (often bedroom produced) DIY approach unravels heartfelt songs where lyrics explore love, youth, depression and hope. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Jazzhound

Ever since I first stumbled upon The Buttertones in 2015 they have continued to be one of my favourite Listening Post discoveries of all time! Emerging in 2013, this LA band have had an exploratory few years, delving into the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Justice

“Lucky Brown wants his heart and his art to transmit an everyday people’s sound, made by everyday people, dedicated to the upliftment of all people.” Soul/jazz composer Joel Ricci, a.k.a Lucky Brown, hails from Port Angeles, Washington, USA. Accompanied by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Herbcraft – Push Thru The Veil

“Herbcraft writhes and flows through umpteen Amon Düülian soundscapes with all the raging Mithraic fire of Flower Travellin’ Band, a permafrost of sonic ice suffused by its own incandescent glow. That good? That compelling, kiddies. That the U.S. Underground continues … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Merle Kilgore – Start All Over Again

Better known as (just) Merle Kilgore, Wyatt Merle Kilgore was a songwriter, guitarist actor and manager born in Oklahoma in 1934.  Possibly best known for his songwriting skills, Kilgore was just 18 when wrote his first number one hit!  More … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mdou Moctar – Ibitlan

It takes a lot of determination to go against the grain of ancient religious traditions, but for Nigerian artist Mahamadou Souleymane, a.k.a Mdou Moctar, this is exactly what he had to do in order to follow his musical calling.  Growing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sergun Bucknor – La La La

Whilst Nigerian-born singer, pianist, guitarist and composer, Segun Bucknor may not be a household name like his contemporary Feli Kuti, he was still widely revered and highly popular in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin.  Perhaps this lack of international recognition was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Michael Nau – I Root

A native of Maryland, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Naucrafts, a.k.a Michael Nau, formed his first band in Baltimore in 2004. Encompassing all those fortunate to have discover him with his reflective indie/folk psych sounds,  Nau was also known for leading … Continue reading

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