Tame Impala “Currents”
The trippy Aussie rockers discover that’s it’s cool to dance too. Think of a mixture between Pink Floyd, ELO and Prince and you might have an idea of where they’re heading. This might not be their breakthrough record but it’s still going to bring in many new fans and still keep their old fan base extremely happy.
I love this couples only roller skating jam called “Cause I’m A Man”
Jason Isbell “Something More Than Free”
With all the talk about the Confederate flag and what it represents to people the timing is pretty spot on for Jason Isbell’s new album. This Alabama native looks back at his upbringing and tries to understand what has made him the man he is today. Think of it as Steve Earle version of Tom Petty’s Southern Accents and you’ll have an idea of what this album sounds like.
Iron And Wine and Ben Bridwell “Sing Into My Mouth”
An indie folkie dream team pairing of Sam Beam from Iron and Wine with Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses doing cover songs. It’s like they read my secret diary of things I’d like to hear in my lifetime. It’s just musicians gathering together and singing the songs that helped frame their music sensibility.
How about a cover of The Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”. It’s as dreamy as you would expect it to be.
Is a Talking Heads cover too obvious? How about Sade?
The Bird And The Bee “International Love”
The Bird aka Inara George and The Bee aka Greg Kurstin finally get together again after 2010’s album Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates (that album is as brilliant as it sounds). This new album is a playful, joyous wonder. They really just want you to just forget all your troubles and c’mon get happy. So let’s boogie!