*Quick note, I’ll be switching the nomenclature of these to the date of the releases that week (Tuesdays). Somehow this coincided with 4.20, tee hee.
Erin McKeown has two of her songs for download right now. One really good one, “Minneapolis,” and an okay live version of her song “Cosmopolitan.” She’s like a little more poppy and more folksy Ingrid Michaelson.
Matthew Mayfield (on tour with NeedtoBreathe) has one of his, “Fire Escape,” for free to download right now. I’m pretty sure Matt Nathanson’s musical embryonic cell split and this guy came out. Seriously, they are completely interchangeable, so if you like Matt…
How long have you been a fan of José González? You know the Swedish guy with most Swedish of all names? Oh, only since 2008′s In Our Nature. Then you probably haven’t heard of his previous band Junip. Well, they are coming out with a new record this year and just put up a single, “Rope an Summit,” free to download if you join their mailing list. Check it out. It is José + a full band.
Lastly, for our weekly iTunes:
Single of the Week: “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry (3.9) If I haven’t already told you, I’m not a huge fan of country. It’s kind of hard for me to get in to any of it. Every once in a while, though, I find a really happy or ridiculous one that sucks me into country’s dark void. This is one of them. Maybe not the most innovate music (I’m fairly certain you can sing T. Swift’s “Should’ve Said No” over this song perfectly), but the lyrics are my muse.
Discover Download: “Odessa” – Caribou (3.8) You know you are cool when you can name your song something from either ancient Greek or Roman literature. You are even cooler if you can name your band after Canadian wildlife. Basically, sounds like an electronic version of a King of Convenience song. Good enough for me.
Video of the Week: “The Getaway” – Athlete (3.5) An above average (just barely) video to a fairly decent song. It sounds like an O.A.R. single with Chasen’s lead singer as frontman. Nothing brilliant, but something I’ll most likely be keeping in my library.
Canción de la Semana: “La Pastillita” – Chino & Nacho (2.1) Translated this means “The Pastillita,” seriously I tried two different websites and this is all I got. Anyways, typical Reggaeton. I found myself yelling “uh!” and “sí” a lot.
Until next time.