Back from vacation. A quick post to, hopefully, liven up your day. Today’s randomness invokes some indie/folk rock by an Irish group known as “Little Green Cars”. The single is “Big Red Dragon” and is taken from their 2013 album “Absolute Zero”. Picked this one up from iTunes free single of the week. Good singer and a well tweaked production equals an interesting song that has some ear worm potential. The lyrics, a bit cryptic, and a bit dark. Not a single that I am completely in love with, but not one I skip when it comes up on shuffle.
In case you missed me. On vacation until June 23. See you then.
A treat this week. CBC2 has a new number one, Sam Smith and his great new song “Stay With Me”. Taken from his début album, “In The Lonely Hour”, it is a wonderfully constructed song, highlighted by Sam’s terrific vocals. This is one song where you can ruminate over your past and remember these times in your life when you indeed, wonder! The song has taken CBC by storm (the top 20 is listener generated by online voting), having only been released a few weeks ago. Enjoy!!
The number one album this week on CKUA is by Conor Oberst. The album is titled “Upside Down Mountain”. Conor is best known for his work with Bright Eyes. He is a very talented singer-songwriter out of Omaha, Nebraska. The song I have chosen to show is “Zigzagging Toward The Light”. A very interesting video. If you get tired of waiting for the music, it starts at the 2:30 mark. worth the wait.
Not from the mailbag, more like music from social media. Sarah Howe is an artist out of Germany (originally from the UK)that I ran into on Google+. Interesting jazz group with a very nice sound. Not much on-line showing their stuff, but I did find this tune on YouTube.
As I noted, very nicely done. Sarah has taken a route that a lot of musicians take these days. Study in London, move to Germany. London University is a great fine arts school, and the German music scene is vibrant, forgiving and eclectic. Great singer and songwriter who plays a mean piano. Check out the links below and maybe pick up a song or two for those days (or nights) you crave some smooth jazz.