Sunday, January 27, 2013

Alex G (January 27, 2013)

Alex G is Taylor Swift if Taylor was less well know and not still trying to pretend to be a country artist.  Ok, that's not actually fair because I think Alex has a better and more pure voice than Taylor (who I like but if you've heard her live/not in the studio, etc. you know that pitch is an issue).  Alex is an incredibly talented pop singer from Colorado who is quickly making her mark with great original songs (check out her "Found" EP) and some fantastic covers ("Thrift Shop") and collaborations (this is amazing - "Some Nights" w/ Tyler Ward).

Excited to share this singer from my home state and hope you'll check her out!!

Have a great week and enjoy the music!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Lone Bellow (January 20, 2013)

I was so excited to blog about The Lone Bellow and their debut album being released this week and then it started to happen. NPR featured them, iTunes showcased their song "Bleeding Out" as their free single of the week and Entertainment Weekly called them a "buzz" band in their most recent issue.  But I still don't feel like enough people know about this fantastic new band so I'm sticking with my guns and sharing them here too!

Their debut, self titled album is outstanding.  It begins with one of my favorites, "Green Eyes And a Heart of Gold" and goes strong throughout.  There is reason to liken them to Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers but I think this band has a sound that is all their own. I'd rather call them a cross between those bands and Lady Antebellum with a little bit of a country slant to them.  Check them out for yourself (and if nothing else download the free song from iTunes) and give them a listen!

Have a great week and enjoy the music!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The CO (January 13, 2013)

Don't take this the wrong way, but in a year or so you'll probably roll your eyes when you hear The CO ( mentioned.  Because that's how things go when an unknown band becomes huge and suddenly everyone is talking about them, their hit song is on the radio constantly and you just can't turn around without having their music shoved down your throat as "the next big thing." But by then you'll have been a follower of this great pop/rock band for some time and you'll know all of their "old" stuff that everyone else is just discovering.

That's what happened with fun. and Maroon 5 and that's the type of incredible music The CO is releasing.  Their brand new album "Keep It Together" is brilliant from beginning to end so please give it a listen. If you need to be tempted with some free music head over to NoiseTrade ( and you'll get 20 free songs including two from the new album.

Have a great week and enjoy the music!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bastille (January 6, 2013)

Bastille is one of the most exciting and interesting groups I've come across in a long time. This London based band could (and should) be the next big thing out of the UK with their combination of incredible musical anthems and intriguing mixes that make you stop and start over to figure out if you just heard what you think you just heard.

Bastille has a number of songs and albums available on iTunes and are preparing to release a new full length album in March. But for now I highly encourage you to check out "Other People's Heartache" Parts One and Two (  These two full albums (totally free) show the range of this band. Just starting listening and you'll quickly hear well know song samples, lines from famous movies and much more.  Hopefully you'll understand why "Falling" made my Best of 2012 list (

Have a great week and enjoy the music,