Brand New: Handcuffs

Like every other Brand new fan, I am still waiting for them to release another album. It has been a long wait, but I am still hoping beyond hope that it comes out soon. Brand New is a band that I was introduced to later in life and their music opened my eyes to a different side of post-hardcore music.

“Handcuffs” is one of my favorite tracks from the band’s third album “The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me”. The song is quite dark and slow in tempo. Check it out.

Sunday Soul: Chuck Jackson – Tell Him I’m Not Home

Chuck Jackson came to my attention while watching “Inherent Vice”. On the song “Any Day Now”, his deep and moving voice caught me off-guard and I decided to check out his music. “Tell Him I’m Not Home” is one of Jackson’s best songs which also displays his vocal range. The track’s lyrics about a jilted love is soul music classic. Check it out.

Chelsea Wolfe: Tracks (Tall Bodies)

I have finally got around to listening to Chelsea Wolfe. After more than a year of constantly saying that I would take the time to check her out, I did so today. I have to say that I am more than impressed with her sound. Usually, gothic rock can be gimmicky and cheesy, but Wolfe’s music is phenomenal.

“Tracks (Tall Bodies)” is one of the best tracks from her second album “Apokalypsis”. The track is beyond dark and features Wolfe’s ethereal voice. Check it out.

The xx: Islands

The xx is finally releasing a new album next year and I am rather excited for it. The band has been a favorite mine ever since late 2010, when I first heard their music. Their debut album “xx” is always on repeat.

“Islands” is the best track from their debut album with its amazing guitar riff and Jamie xx’s drum loop. Both Romy and Oliver’s vocals create a seductive tension, as they go back and forth throughout the song. The music video is even a sight to see, with its use of choreography. Check it out.

Sunday Soul: Marvin Gaye – Come Get To This

Marvin Gaye’s created such an outstanding body of work throughout his life that has become classics. He blended and incorporated many genres into his music, that showed his willingness to change with the times.

“Come Get to This” is a song that has Gaye returning to his doo-wop roots. The track is about lustful passion but done in a harmonious style with background singers moving the song along. Check it out.