Amine has been experiencing quite a popularity surge with his career. The young rapper’s breakout hit “Caroline” is very catchy and filled with playful lyrics. Amine has stated that his highly anticipated debut album will “soon come.”
He recently did a live performance of new track “Turf” that features the legendary Charlie Wilson. Check out the performance below.
Benjamin Booker recently released his second studio album Witness which is proving to be one of the best albums of the year. The album mixes gospel, garage rock, and blues as Booker expands upon his sound. “Right On You” is one of the best tracks on the record with its raucous guitars and Booker’s growly voice.
Let me tell you when I first fell in love with Chelsea Wolfe’s music. About a year and a half ago, I was looking for new music that could fit under the dark ambient category and somehow youtube brought me to Wolfe’s “Tracks (Tall Bodies)” song. It took one listen to completely hook me and I have been listening to her ever since. Her dark lyrics and heavy guitar chords resound perfectly on rainy days and nights.
Great news came to my attention today with Wolfe’s new single “16 Psyche” which further expands upon the sound from her last album Abyss. You can literally feel the dark weight descend upon you and leave you wanting more.
Beach Fossils is back!! After a four year gap from their sophomore album, Beach Fossils released their third album Somersault. The record is both a return to form and an expansion of the band’s mellow sound. I have listened to the album several times in a row and I just can’t get enough.
“Down the Line” is one of my favorite tracks from the record. The song reminds me of Beach Fossil’s first album with its surf rock sound. The bass line drives the song along as a steady guitar riff pops in and out.
I am a big fan of Boston band Bay Faction with their jazz and indie rock style. The band’s music is mellow and is perfect for those evenings when you want to just chill with your significant other. “Crack Pipe” is a lovely gem from Bay Faction with its terrific riffs that blends with vocalist/guitarist James McDermott’s pleading vocals.
Wild Nothing seems to make some of the most nostalgic feeling music that I have ever heard. The band’s songs seem to transport you to a time and place where everything was simply good. “Nocturne” is one of their songs that does just that with its atmospheric guitar riffs and Jack Tatum’s wistful vocals.
Aaliyah was one of the best R&B artists that helped to push the genre into the mainstream. She had a string of hits that were quite successful and have become classics in their own right. “A Girl Like You” is one of Aaliyah’s best tracks with its p-funk vibe and mellow feel. Treach from Naughty by Nature provides a nice feature to compliment Aaliyah’s vocals.