Month: June 2012

Clara C – The Camel Song

 I ran across Clara C while trying to fill a spot for folk or Americana on the blog. It isn’t what I was looking for, but it is bright, infectious and simple.  Clara C, has a full range of vocal abilities as heard in this mix of The Camel Song, a wistful love song about sharing life’s experiences with the one you love. Yes, I know, nothing very original in that and I almost passed this song by until the chorus kicked…

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Xylos – Not Enough

 In pop music, the melody and how it is executed by the band or artist seems to me to be one of the most important things. Can you remember it? Does it echo in your head in a way that makes you want to sing it or hear it again?  Both are true when you are listening to tunes by the pop foursome, Xylos.  A great example is 2010’s Not Enough, which has sweeping vocal harmonies throughout. Xylos are not much for releasing information…

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Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready

 Michael Kiwanuka is a British soul singer who’s parents were from Uganda and escaped from Idi Amin’s regime there. Here on the prayerful I’m Getting Ready, Kiwanuka shows his formidable pop-soul chops in a beautiful way. His voice penetrates the ether around you and calms your inner tortured spirit. You can find out loads of info about Michael Kiwanuka by visiting his web site, which includes all of the social links you would expect, an extensive bio and links to the music….

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The Aquaducks – Fuel The Funk

    Note: Video no longer available. Jazz-infused R&B Funk can’t be all bad, and The Aquaducks prove that it ain’t bad at all!  Check out Fuel the Funk, and start jamming! The killer sax leads in as if you are in for a mellow jazz number, and then everything just kicks. Great fun and great music! You can obtain Fuel the Funk from any one of four sites for free (try bandcamp for starters), hopefully, the band will work up some more tunes in this vein and release a full length in the near future. Want more information? The band has no cohesive…

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The Features – Lions

 So a little indie rock, with the band The Features and Lions.  Just a fun song. Sometimes music is just about how it makes you feel, and Lions just makes you feel like a party is going on in the room. The band has a web site, but it’s pretty sketchy, so if you want info you’ll have to scrounge the Wikipedia link.One thing that you will get from the web site is an opportunity to download the bands EP, Still Lost,  and click…

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