Philly’s Those People are an original rock and roll band who are starting to cause a bit of a stir here. Disclaimer: my son is in the band. But if they sucked, I wouldn’t be posting this. Check out this new song, “Black Swan.”
Feels So Good is the recent (and second) EP from the Los Angeles blues-rock-roots trio, The Record Company. It’s their first release for Kill/Hurt records and is being treated to a very cool limited edition release on vinyl including the original 5 song EP and 3 extra tracks. The Record Company are Chris Vos (Vocals/Guitar), Alex Stiff (Bass/Vocals) and Marc Cazorla (Drums/Vocals). Since debuting, the band’s been ripping it up on the local music scene in LA; they’re a little bit Wood Brothers, a little bit Canned Heat and a lot of Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Below, listen to “Four Days Three Nights”
Feels So Good EP Track List
01. Feels So Good (3:56)
02. Roll Bones (3:18)
03. Hard Day Coming Down (3:51)
04. Baby I’m Broken (3:37)
05. Darlin’ Jane (4:05)
Side B (previously unreleased):
01. Never Gonna Cry For Me (9:01)
02. Four Days Three Nights (3:27)
03. Superdead Sessions #4 (8:10)
Majid Jordan is a duo from Toronto including singer/producer Majid Al-Maskati and multi-instrumentalist/producer Jordan Ullman. Part of Drake’s OVO camp, the duo were featured on Drizzy’s “Hold On,” resulting in a number of “who the heck is Majid Jordan” inquiries. Last August they released a mighty tight, soulful, and electro-R&B influenced EP, Afterhours that’s a must hear. Listen here.
Each week at WXPN, a local band records a session in the World Cafe studios. The Key Studio Sessions are curated and produced mostly by John Vettese, the editor of XPN’s The Key. Each session is made available as a free download. Below, download the latest compilation of bands that did sessions between September-December 2013.
There’s no denying this slice of Nigerian highlife by Easy Kabaka Brown, “Belema” from a new collection, Opotopo, on Soundway Records. According to Soundway, the LP was originally released and recorded by Philips / Phonogram in 1976 and only sold in very small numbers. Musically it’s a intriguing mix of mostly Nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of Kalabari from the Delta region of Southern Nigeria.