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"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...

"Tangerine" by Steady Holiday

The multi-talented Dre Babinski just dropped another single from her upcoming album Take the Corners Gently.  Tangerine is about mental illness, so peel back the layers and keep the stress in check as 2020 comes to an end.  We think Steady Holiday is Bablinski's best work, but her work as a touring artist, violinist and actress should be noted as well! 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...

"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...

"Voodoo Doll" by Cliff Notez & Dephrase feat. Latrell James

Some of Hip Hop's biggest names have been dropping albums lately, but let's shift gears and focus on a few that you may not be in tune with.  Cliff Notez & Dephrase are doing big things in Boston, and as both will tell you, the city's diverse music and art scene doesn't get the respect and exposure it deserves.  Social Absence is their new, 3-song pandemic EP which was created untraditionally over the Internet.  The complex Voodoo Doll features fellow Boston rapper/producer Latrell James.  Dive in and check out the undeniable talent!      Read More...

"Hourglass" by Mipso

Mipso is a traditional string quartet that has greatly expanded their sound on their 5th, self-titled release.  Since touring has been off the table, they've used their creativity to construct a handful of videos.  The pandemic has posed plenty of questions about time, rethinking how we spend it and how we use it to accomplish things.  Hourglass touches on that very topic with a great, upbeat tempo and Mipso's classic harmony. Read More...

"Material Boy" by Sir Sly

For the second consecutive week we have a band stepping somewhat outside of their comfort zone with a new release.  Sir Sly isn't really known for putting out slightly positive songs, but Material Boy certainly evokes some happy feelings for us listeners.  This one is sort of straight out of lead singer Landon Jacobs' diary, so enjoy the beautiful marriage of deep lyrics and that undeniable synth line. Read More...

"Trouble's Coming" by Royal Blood

From the sound of Royal Blood's latest single it seems that the pandemic-induced delay of their 3rd album will be well worth the wait.  You might think that you hear a full band strumming and knocking on a bunch of instruments, a nod to the talent of this duo who are Mike Kerr & Ben Thatcher!  Trouble's Coming is more likely to draw you to the dance floor compared to most of their past work, so we'll see if that direction is also a theme when the album makes its way to us next Spring.   Read More...

"survivin'" by Bastille

Survivin'...that's what most of us are focused on right now!  This year has thrown new and devastatingly tough hurdles at many, so let's make sure to take care of each other.  Bastille has dropped another great single, one that not only uplifts, but also touches on the important topics of anxiety and mental health.  Enjoy! Read More...

"Dan n' Shaniqua" by Matt Mays

Matt Mays just dropped Dog City, an entire album written from the perspective of a rescue dog!  What a cool concept, and the album also came together during isolation via Mays' own home studio as well as contributions from other band mates.  Check out the first single Dan n' Shaniqua!     Read More...

"Lifeguard" by Nahko And Medicine for the People

Uplifting music, that is what Nahko And Medicine for the People bring to the table!  The new album, Take Your Power Back, dropped in May, but the impact of the 18 worldly tracks will live on forever.  On Lifeguard, Nahko Bear asks the important question that all of us should answer ~ How much do we really need?   Read More...

"Zen" by X Ambassadors, K. Flay & grandson

Some collaborations are over-hyped, but Zen is probably the best one we've heard out of quarantine!  X Ambassadors, K. Flay and grandson have united to perfectly articulate what is on most of our minds during this COVID-19 crisis!  We've said it before, but one of the positives to come from this debacle is a ton of excellent, new music - GIVE ME F*?&NG ZEN! Read More...

"ALIVE" by Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib has a pretty rad DYOL-centric story.  He grew up skating in San Francisco and seems to share a lot of the same influences that we do here at Jetty.  He was a creative director at HUF, but once the world got ears on his music he rerouted to building a catalog of great vibes.  That route included heavy touring and four albums which led to him being creatively spent.  After getting sober, surviving a heavy car accident and re-exploring his roots with some clear Hip Hop influence, he's released a new album FLIGHT! Read More...

"Hero" by Weezer

Weezer isn't short on anthems, but they decided to add another one to their certifiable list last week with Hero.  Despite the new album Van Weezer being moved back, the band has released two tracks as well as making an appearance on The Simpsons this past weekend.  We can all share in this one which pays homage to the essential workers - hang on until the end of the video which includes a written thank you from Rivers Cuomo.       Read More...

"The Joke Was on Me" by Ezra Bell

One of the many reasons that we were bummed to cancel HopSauce Festival this year - Ezra Bell coming all the way from Portland (OR) to headline!  Let's get back to being positive though, they released an album just last month so there are nine unique and equally awesome new tracks to vibe to.  Be sure to check out This Way To Oblivion! Read More...

"Karen" by Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood is a band that we have always followed since their classic debut Astro Coast back in 2010.  We enjoyed their Covers album last year, but are really excited for some brand new music.  We missed them by a day passing through DE last Summer at Dogfish Head, and we even considered them for our now (unfortunately) cancelled 7th Annual HopSauce Festival.  Check out Karen from Carefree Theatre dropping next month!   Read More...

"Deleter" by Grouplove

The historic social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic call for a little Grouplove!  In a time when we have to keep our distance from one another, and cannot attend our favorite shows with every musical tour in the world postponed, we can still listen and learn.  Healer is the 4th album from Grouplove, who always seem to bring positive vibes, even to negative topics and times! Read More...