Sounds

“Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son” by Craig Finn

We are so excited for Craig Finn to co-headline this year’s Hop Sauce Festival, hence why we are sharing one of his newer tunes for this week’s Music Monday! Tickets for Hop Sauce (June 4th in Beach Haven, NJ) are on sale now! Check out the video for the single Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son!

“Okinawa” by Black Flamingos

This week we received some disappointing news that Trevor Sensor wouldn’t be able to perform at this year’s Hop Sauce as previously announced. Here to help fill some big shoes are Jersey’s own, Black Flamingos, who were just added to the lineup! You can’t have music at the beach without some blistering surf rock, right? Tickets for Hop Sauce (June 4th in Beach Haven, NJ) are on sale now! In the meantime, check out their live version of the song, Okinawa!

“Pacifica” by The Lonely Biscuits

It’s that time of year (again)! This week we begin our 8-week Music Monday series focused on the Hop Sauce Festival 2016 lineup. We’re stoked to bring you The Lonely Biscuits and Craig Finn as co-headliners, with amazing support from Small Black, Trevor Sensor, and LBI-locals, Funk Shway. To kick it off, here’s Pacifica by The Lonely Biscuits. Don’t miss Hop Sauce 2016 on June 4th in Beach Haven, NJ. Tickets are on sale now — grab them here!

“Risto’s Riff” by Moonface and Siinai

This week we’re featuring Moonface and Siinai! They have announced their forthcoming album, My Best Human Face, due out June 3rd on Jagjaguwar. Check out the album’s awesome first single, Risto’s Riff!

“Morning Dew” by The National

There’s not a whole lot to say about this week’s Music Monday feature, other than the music speaks for itself. Why? Because it’s The Grateful Dead! Well …not exactly. A huge labor of love that took several years of leg work, Day of the Dead (due out May 20th) is the National‘s (mostly) indie rock tribute to The Dead and will benefit Red Hot, the HIV/AIDS not-for-profit. The 59-track, box set features Dead covers by the National and friends like Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Courtney Barnett, the War on Drugs, the Walkmen, Kurt Vile and J Mascis, Jenny Lewis, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and a ton of other notable artists. Check out the National covering Morning Dew!

“Masterpiece” by Big Thief

Brooklyn’s Big Thief recently announced that their debut record, Masterpiece, will be released through Saddle Creek Records on May 27th. The band’s music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, paints in vivid tones “the process of harnessing pain, loss, and love, while simultaneously letting them go, looking into your own eyes through someone else’s, and being okay with the inevitability of death,” says Adrianne. Check out their single, Masterpiece and catch them on tour now!

“a Minor Life” by sir Was

This week we’re featuring sir Was! Growing up in a tiny village on the western coast of Sweden, Joel Wästberg had an early career as a jazz saxophonist that led to studying in Gothenburg (where he lives now) and an influential time at the University of Kwasulu-Natal in South Africa. From there Joel started focusing more on drums, and immersed himself in discovering pan-African rhythms & sounds, traveling through Mozambique and Zimbabwe, finding musical inspiration all along the way. The resulting range of styles is as uncommon and refreshing as Joel’s story might suggest. sir Was is intricate without feeling complex, with driving beats and dynamically varied instrumentation weaving throughout. Check out the video for his debut single a Minor Life!