Chet Baker: Summertime

Chet Baker has always been one of my favorite jazz musicians. His relaxed and melancholy music instantly puts your restless spirit at ease. His trumpet playing is only matched by his wistful vocals that have produced critically acclaimed albums. “Summertime” is a great cover by Baker. Just as John Coltrane and Paul Desmond have done…

Beach House: Heart of Chambers

With the news that Beach House just released two albums this year I felt that I had to revisit the band’s discography. There are many bands fronted by female vocalists that I like including The Organ and Dum Dum Girls but Beach House really stands out to me the most. Victoria Legrand’s voice is simply…

Leon Bridges: Better Man

R&B music has changed drastically over the past few decades. Some say for the worst while others completely enjoy it. I on the other hand have mixed feelings about it. I still think R. Kelly is one of the best to ever do it with his graphic but sometimes moving music. No one can match…

The Intermission Project: Winter Snow

I discovered The Intermission Project quite recently during a writing session that featured YouTube videos playing in the background. This English folk band are quite young but their music speaks from old souls with something deep to say. ” Winter Snow” features lead vocalist Jim Rubaduka on acoustic guitar with backing vocals from Alex Stevens….

Trevor Menear: Plates

Trevor Menear is a blues/garage rock musician that does his own take on these genres. His music can be both quiet and aggressive especially on track “Plates”. The song is instrumental but produces a melancholy atmosphere that hits its breaking point towards the end. Check it out above.

L.A. Salami: Another Shade of Blue

L.A. Salami’s “Another Shade of Blue” EP is a real joy to listen to when you are unwinding after a long day or just want to be transported to a more serene place for just a few minutes. Salami’s lyrics are poetic and captivating as he dwells on various topics including love and nostalgia. “Another…

L.A. Salami: Darling, You Are Still Around

I first came across L.A. Salami a few weeks ago while listening to a folk playlist at work. The British indie folk singer-songwriter completely floored me with his amazing voice that reminded me of my high school days listening to Simon & Garfunkel. L.A. Salami’s music can’t help but put you in a idyllic and…

The James Hunter Six: One Way Love

James Hunter is an underrated soul musician that is comparable to the likes of Van Morrison. His smooth and pleading voice really hits to the core. “One Way Love” features Hunter at his best with a backing band that gels with his voice. Check it out above.

King Krule: Out Getting Ribs

I first heard about King Krule last spring when I sampled his music off of Mount Kimbie’s album “Cold Spring Fault Less Youth“.  His deep and melancholy voice that reflected on love and life really resonated with me. To believe that this musician just turned 21 is quite amazing. “Out Getting Ribs” features a catchy…