October 31, 2011

The Security Dilemma-10.31.11

A bit of a mish-mash last night, lots of jams and some new stuff I've been loving. Think Siskiyou, Murs, Deer Tick, and The Wooden Sky (plus lots more). Enjoy.

The Security Dilemma: 10/31/11

Macklemore - "And We Danced" Music Video

We have posted about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis before. They are one of the most incredible rapper/producer duos out there today. Macklemore's raps are poetic, heartfelt, honest and extremely deep, while Ryan Lewis's creative beats put the words in a beautiful frame. But they don't just rap about serious issues like cough syrup. They have a lighter side too. Enjoy their newest music video for the infectious "And We Danced".

October 30, 2011

Reviewed - The Civil Wars with Milo Greene

Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA

After hearing that one of my favorite up and coming acts Milo Greene, was going on tour with The Civil Wars, one of the best live bands around, I knew I had to see them together. While the venue choice of the auditorium-like Berklee Performance Center was an odd one, the two acts combined to create one of my favorite shows of the year. The opening L.A.-based quintet captivated the unsuspecting crowd with their dense four-part harmonies and their lively instrument-swapping performance. All five members are extremely talented musicians in their own right, and combined, they are greater than the sum of their parts. After a solid 40 minutes of fun, The Civil Wars took the stage. 

The voices of Joy Williams and John Paul White make one think that neither of them have hit a wrong note in their lives. Playing through nearly their entire catalog, the duo also put their own twist on The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" to a fantastic result. With the sweetest, most pristine live harmonies I have ever heard and some extremely entertaining stage banter, The Civil Wars ran through their set with a casual grace and relaxed stage presence that is rarely seen these days. The combination of their voices is addicting and I must say I need another dose. 

October 27, 2011

Pretty Lights and Country Music??

Hyundai, in an effort to capture some of the youth market, has sponsored The RE:GENERATION Music Project. This creative form of marketing has paired some of the most popular electronic artists with various "older" musicians in order to create collaborative tracks, with the hopes of stumbling upon a great new style. One of my favorite electronic musicians, Pretty Lights, was paired up with LeAnn Rimes and Dr. Ralph Stanley to create a country track! What came out was quite a pleasant surprise! Check it out!

October 26, 2011

New Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"

The Black Keys announced recently that they will be releasing a new album, El Camino, on December 6th. Today they released the first single off the record, "Lonely Boy," along with another absolutely hilarious video from the Keys. The single will be released on vinyl with the B-side track "Run Right Back" on Record Store Day, November 25th. 

October 25, 2011

Recent Recommended Releases - 10-25-2011

Justice - Audio, Video, Disco
Buy on iTunes

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Buy on iTunes

The Wooden Sky - City Of Light EP
Buy on iTunes
The Wooden Sky-"Angelina"

Kaskade - Fire & Ice
Buy on iTunes
Kaskade-"Lick It (Feat. Skrillex)"

Mumford & Sons - Live From Sheperd's Bush Empire
Buy on iTunes

Shower Hour - Fall Show #6

Last night I aired another Shower Hour on WMFO! It was all over the map, featuring folk, electronic, rap, and mashups. Hope you enjoy!

Stream Shower Hour - Fall Show #6