Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Looking Forward To THIS...

Tame Impala Innerspeaker was one of the best rock releases over the past five to ten years (see also:  Dungen Ta Det Lugnt.)  Their new album, Lonerism, comes out in the U.S. on October 9th, and I couldn't be more excited, as I've been searching the youtube clips off some of the tracks off the upcoming album, and it sounds hot, and may even turn out better than Innerspeaker (at least based on the tracks I've heard thus far).  Good stuff, will definitely cop it when October 9th rolls around. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Darondo--Listen To His Songs!

East Bay area native Darondo released some great soul music in the 1970's, compiled on the magnificent release on Ubiquity Records, Let My People Go, as well as last year's release Listen To My Songs:  The Music City Sessions, which compiled some new unreleased tracks that Darondo recorded in the 70's.  The most obvious "hit" would be the track "Didn't I", which is featured on both albums (and the track was also featured in an episode of "Breaking Bad")
The most obvious comparison of Darondo's style would be Al Green.  He definitely has a similar style, although a bit more raw and street-wise, of that makes sense.