We can't get enough of the sweet, soulful sounds of Matthew E. White. His new video for "Feeling Good Is Good Enough" imparts the kind of joy that sends you into the arms of music in the first place.
It's wonderful to be seeing the fantastic early reception that the young band Hippo Campus is getting from Triple A radio. Their recent performance on CONAN came directly on the heels of SXSW, where Conan's booker Jim Pitt heard them for the first time in our New Music Meeting panel. We're proud that they met the opportunity with so much gusto! You can read the backstory to this "discovery" on the Current's blog.
The sizzle reel that teases the new Dwight Yoakam album, Second Hand Heart, sizzles indeed. Hand me a cast iron skillet and a few drops of water, and shake those hips evermore, brother man.
Spacebomb is an amazing musical collective in Richmond, Virginia that features Matthew. E. White and Natalie Prass. White has created a studio with a distinct sound in part because there are so many great players living in the area. To learn more, check out this piece from The Guardian and watch Matthew's lyric video to his new single, "Rock and Roll Is Cold."
The charming Houndmouth are back with a new album (Little Neon Limelight) and here's the video for the first single, "Sedona." Don't you wish you could join the band? We do.
Not many artists have both the passion and the technical prowess required to pull off a killer cover of Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning." But Sean Rowe is one of them.
The Barr Brothers turned in a stellar performance at WFUV recently, and the station is doing some of the best performance video in the biz these days. This living, breathing version of the single, "Half Crazy," showcases the song's range and texture.
Head to WFUV's site to see an equally compelling rendition of "Even the Darkness Has Arms."
Check out this entertaining clip for Tweedy's new single, "Low Key," with lots of fun cameos. Jeff and Spencer Tweedy are told by their major label chief that, due to shrinking revenues, they'll need to hit the street to sell their music themselves. They attempt to do so door-to-door!
The amazing Spoon are about the release their eightth album, They Want My Soul, on August 5th. Here's the ironic video for the joyful "Do You."
...and a conversation with Britt Daniel and director, Hiro Murai.
Seeking a wonderful, soulful pop record to serve as a soundtrack for some laid-back activities this weekend? Look no further than PHOX's self-titled debut, which is streaming in its entirety courtesy of NPR Music.
We love Sean Rowe's amazing, soulful voice and lyrical vision. Check out this video for his new single, "Madman," filmed while on a tour of house parties. The album (named after the single) streets on September 9th.
Here's a delightful take on the Arctic Monkeys' hit "Do I Wanna Know?" by Chvrches.
We love Dan Wilson's music. He's one of the best songwriters alive and a gifted calligrapher, too. Check out his work here on "A Song Can Be About Anything," from his forthcoming Love Without Fear.
It's Opening Day at the old ball park and many times during the long season, people will ask their significant others to get married. Publicly. But before you dive in without thinking it through, first consider where to do it. The folks at Swimmingly have done your homework!
We're crazy about PHOX, a band from Madison, Wisconsin. We saw them play at SXSW in March. You'll be hearing a lot from them in 2014. Here's a tease...