From the fine folks at American Songwriter
There’s a whole lot of synth-pop joy and shaking going on compliments of Nightbox an Ireland->Canadian five piece who’ve recently released “Burning,” the first song from their forthcoming debut full length. With an EP that was produced by Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979) and AL-P (MSTRKRFT) under their belts, the band’s music and is packed with delicious dance floor grooves. Get into the groove.
Really, if you had any doubt at all….here’s a new Laura Marling song, “Where Can I Go?” Her new album, Once I Was An Eagle was produced by Ethan Johns and is out on May 28th.
Side A features their take on “I Wonder,” originally performed by Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man, while side B finds Howard also picking up her acoustic guitar as the two sing their version of “When My Man Comes Home,” originally recorded by Memphis Minnie, the immortal composer of “When The Levee Breaks” among others. The single also features The Buzzards’ Dominic Davis on electric and upright bass, Daru Jones on drums, Cory Younts on piano, Ikey Owens on keys and Hammond B3 and Fats Kaplin on electric guitar, lap steel and mandolin.
Listen to the song here
Philly rapper Saudi Money has released a new mixtape, New Black History Month II. Money gets some help from Wyo & GrandeMarshall, and various production credits from Sunny Norway, Nascent & QB, Ben Pramuk & SamGreenS, and Problem. The 22 year old rapper recently announced his name change from Asaad to Saudi Money and is set to release his debut album 006 in March. The mixtape holds us over until then. Stream it/download it below or download it here.
Below, download a version of “Slide Song” by The Afghan Whigs recorded for a World Cafe performance and interview. This month (and this month only) World Cafe is offering free downloads of performances from bands including Calexico, Lord Huron, the Afghan Whigs, Alt-J, John Fullbright, Freelance Whales, Stars, Nick Waterhouse, Allen Stone, The Kopecky Family Band, Sea Wolf, Trey Anastasio, Father John Misty, Beach House, Guards and others. Download the entire collection, while they last, until March 1st, here.