With The Spark everything changes. Each time I feel like I have listened to a band who grew up in the same area as me. The same stomping grounds as I. Over 12 tracks, Sol Seed dials me into my Oregon roots and the many musical experiences of my life.
The band sounds gracious yet geared from the get-go, crafting a band anthem in “Family Tree” replete with reggaetón, record scratches and some swaggering horns. This is the band’s “Bad Company,” a title track resonating with more happiness and horns than Bad Company.
But from first listening to Sol Seed’s Grown Deep, it was easy to see the name of the game in reggae involves the exposure of real life social situations in popular musical format. It’s like hip-hop with melody.
These are the ingredients to one of 2017’s most sublime albums, John Mayer’s The Search for Everything. Bake this together and we have some of the best John Mayer since Continuum and a cake metaphor of debatable quality.
No seriously, Donald Glover could confuse a chameleon with how fast he changed colours. One moment, he’s a rapper. The next, he’s making music straight out of a P-Funk playbook on acid funk. So without further ado, welcome to the new Childish Gambino, ladies and gentlemen. From the opening notes of “Me and Your Mama” […]
After teasing for years, after Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim went off as hermits and after Jamie Smith went across the world and back touring the house music scene with his solo debut, In Colour, I wanted to know how Smith’s newfound luscious production would mesh with the trademark minimalism of the xx.
The Live Neckbones is a music appreciation show, focusing largely on modern alternative rock and classic rock, R&B and soul and hosted by me, Benjammin (Twitter: @BenJamsToo), on KSLC & KSLC HD1 McMinnville 90.3FM. Listen live here @ 9pm! Artist Song Disk The Kinks All Day and All of the Night Kinks-Size CD Album Classic Rock The Rolling Stones […]