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"Murder at the Bingo Hall" by Amigo The Devil

What do you get when you mix a banjo x hardcore...Amigo The Devil!  Austin-based Danny Kiranos has really created a unique sound based on his love of hard rock and metal melded with his folk approach.  I mean, we've heard about "acoustic pits" at some of his shows!  Check out this devilish tale about murder in the most unsuspecting of places!    Read More...

"Officer of Love" by Caamp

CAAMP recently dropped Square One, a Tom Petty cover, and that reminded us that we had missed their prior single release.  Officer of Love was an easy pick for our Music Monday playlist!  These guys will be playing Bonnaroo this September - we're so stoked that live music will be making its way back!      Read More...

"Egocentric" by Death By Unga Bunga

Sometimes you come across a band that just exudes FUN - enter Death By Unga Bunga.  Admittedly, we really wish that we discovered this Norwegian group earlier, but at least now we can dig through all six of their albums!  Their latest, Heavy Male Insecurity, is simply packed with head nodders.  Check out Egocentric for starters...!         Read More...

"Space Girl" by Frances Forever

Space Girl by Frances Forever has gained a ton of momentum lately.  In 2019, the song launched via NPR's Tiny Desk Concert.  There is also another version of it out there featuring Chole Moriondo.  Whether it is old or new to you, the official video just dropped and we wanted to share the love! Read More...

"Medicine At Midnight" by Foo Fighters

Nobody can really argue with the 25+ year consistency of the Foo Fighters.  Here we're featuring the title track of their 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight.  Interestingly, this album was wrapped up before the pandemic.  We're digging the beat on this one which has been described as having a David Bowie disco influence.  Enjoy! Read More...

"Threat Level Midnight" by The Network

The Network just performed Threat Level Midnight on The Tonight Show with their first new album out in 17 years!  Is The Network really just a secret side project of Green Day?  We don't know, and we're sick of reading conflicting opinions, but we do love the music as well as the song title tribute to The Office!  Uncertainty is a fit for these times that we're living in, so just turn up the volume and let it go!    Read More...

"Don't Let Me Catch You" by Dentist

It seems like yesterday when we checked out Dentist live at the House of Independents.  Damn, that was April of 2019, a glorious time before we were blindsided with a world deprived of events and live music.  This Jersey trio has been in the studio though and will be releasing an album this year!  Check out their new single Don't Let Me Catch You which is fun and upbeat, but with a bit of a warning too!   Read More...

"All My Favorite Songs" by Weezer

With Hella Mega Tour postponed a year and the Van Weezer album on hold, Rivers Cuomo just surprised us with OK Human.  These 12 tracks are a big change of pace from the stadium rock, but they are just as awesome (and backed by a 38-piece orchestra)!  Check out All My Favorite Songs and dive into this pandemic appropriate release by Weezer.   Read More...

"Back in Ohio" by Lucero

Memphis-based Lucero just dropped their 10th studio album, When You Found Me.  Back in Ohio is based on William Morgan who lived in Toledo (OH) and fought in the Cuban Revolution.  Ben Nichols was inspired to pen the song after seeing American Comandante, a 2015 PBS documentary on Morgan.  Check out the official lyric video below! Read More...

"The Bandit" by Kings of Leon

This March Kings of Leon will release their 8th studio album entitled When You See Yourself.  What is really cool about this band is that it is a family affair as brothers Caleb, Nathan & Jared are joined by their cousin Matthew.  The band even chose their name after their grandfather Leon.  We'll be looking forward to the entire album, but for now enjoy The Bandit! Read More...

"Escape From Los Angeles" by AFI

Ahhh, another song about good ole Los Angeles!  This time courtesy of 30-year vets AFI, they leave it up to us to decipher all that lures us to LA and on the other hand what fuels our planned escape.  More than just the fans of A Fire Inside are excited to hear their first new music in a couple of years which serves as a precursor to their 11th studio album to be released sometime in 2021!   Read More...

"The Overthrow" by Will Hoge

Will Hoge released his 11th studio album this past June, Tiny Little Movies.  We sure are glad that Hoge made a full recovery from his 2008 motorcycle accident.  Tiny Little Movies has a little bit of slow and a little bit of fast, but we're featuring the latter in The Overthrow.  Decode the lyrics as you wish, but let's just all agree that we have to be good to one another (and the environment) as a permanent step toward making our world beautiful.    Read More...

"Dirty" by grandson

We featured grandson back in June on the collaborative effort that was Zen.  After a few EP's, Jordan Benjamin's Death of an Optimist full-length came to us last month via Fueled By Ramen.  Benjamin's honest lyrics and straight forward approach to discussing current events is on point throughout.  To answer his question in Dirty, we're not afraid!  From design to screen printing to everyday business, we love getting our hands dirty - we have enough love in our hearts! Read More...

"The Divine Chord" by The Avalanches feat. MGMT & Johnny Marr

The Avalanches are technically only two members, but man there are some expansive sounds on their latest album We Will Always Love You.  Whether it is Robbie and Tony playing instruments, or digging in the crates for samples, or one of the many featured artists that they have pulled in, the space-oriented 25 song journey will help you escape!  We thought that The Divine Chord sounded pretty Christmas'y too, so the timing couldn't be better for this latest release - Happy Holidays! Read More...

"Long in the Tooth" by The Budos Band

We could have selected any song off of Long in the Tooth, the 6th release by The Budos Band, but we'll roll with the title track!  You'll hear plenty from all 8 members of this Staten Island-based instrumental band throughout the album.  Every sound from every instrument comes together seamlessly to paint a beautiful background for whatever you want to imagine.  Let this album (and really all of their albums) be the soundtrack to your life...enjoy!      Read More...

"Knife Fight" by Painted Shield

This week we're featuring more collaborative music a la Painted Shield!  This union was a bit out of the box for Mason Jennings, Stone Gossard, Matt Chamberlain & Brittany Davis, but that's what makes it so great.  Slightly after Hurricane Sandy Gossard popped up on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing what was one of our first flannels!  We should probably send him some new gear as everything has come such a long way since 2012, and just like that time period we again find ourselves using positivity and benevolence to get through tragic times.  Painted Shield actually started to come together... Read More...

"SPARK UP!" by Ball Park Music

If this one doesn't get you out of that funk you're in, then we're not sure what will?!  SPARK UP! is Ball Park Music's first single from their hopefully-coming-soon Mostly Sunny.  This is a great anthem for the majority who are looking to snap out of 2020...spark up people! Read More...

"Baby Got Work" by Potatohead People & De La Sould feat. Posdnous & Kapok

This week we're featuring Baby Got Work, the second single off of Potatohead People's Mellow Fantasy.  The Vancouver production duo have tapped De La Soul's Posdnous who always delivers a message in classic Hip Hop fashion.  He is also joined by Canadian recording artist Kapok to round out the jazzy track.  We all have some work to do, get to it! Read More...

"Call Your Mom" by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

The mellow vibes from last week remain as we feature Call Your Mom from Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio this week!  The Seattle-based group announced their second album, I Told You So, which is coming this January.  All three members (Delvon Lamarr, Jimmy James & David McGraw) have been active instrumentalists outside of the band as well, but together the soul/jazz is just too soothing to turn away from!   Read More...

"Nature of the Beast" by Black Thought feat. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr

You may have caught Black Thought performing with Portugal. The Man and The Last Artful, Dodger on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.  Nature of the Beast is one of three songs on Streams of Thought, Vol 3: Cane & Able featuring this collaboration, with the latter two being West Coast-based.  Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers of all time, and on his latest solo mission he continues to give the world a heavy dose of diverse topics and prolific lyricism...it is certainly an album to listen straight through and keep in your rotation. Read More...