Anytime someone tells you you’re about to hear the perfect summer song, you can generally prepare yourself for some overproduced, saccharine, celebratory anthem that repeats simplistic lyrics about bikinis, beer, and things melting. So to steer clear of those stereotypes, let’s just say, The Blank Tapes’ “I’m Back” is a fantastic song that you will enjoy today, and it does happen to be summer today, and maybe the song has a predisposition to be enjoyed during this season due to its warm, bright sound.
One of the best country rock bands to come out of L.A. since the Flying Burrito Brothers, I See Hawks In L.A. have a new album coming out in March called A New Kind Of Lonely. Our Free MP3 of the Day, "Spirit of Death," is one of the prettiest country rock songs you'll hear this year.
Drivin' n' Cryin' front man Kevn Kinney's new album a good country mile is a collaboration between longtime friends and musical cohorts he and Anton Fier (formerly of famed New York post punk band The Feelies). Made out of a mutual appreciation for good old fashioned rock n' roll, the album - and tracks like "In the Land of Things (That Used to Be)" - are textbook examples the genre done right. Big riffs, upbeat rhythms and sing-along lyrics are the name of the game here.
Recently nominated alongside Arcade Fire for Polaris Music Prize (Best Canadian Album), as well as the Juno Award for Best New Group of the Year, Hey Rosetta! hails from the rocky and cold northeastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Evil Teen Records released volume four of the Warren Haynes benefit series. Along with appearances from John Hiatt and the Goners, moe. and Bob Weir and Friends, it contains today's Free MP3 of the Day, a thoroughly smoking version of Gov't Mule's "Worried Down With The Blues."
Sargent House is a Los Angeles based management company and record label, which formed in 2006. Built with the desire to do things differently, they also operate within the world of licensing, PR as well as housing the label/production company; Rodriguez Lopez Productions, fronted by At the Drive-In/ The Mars Volta co-founder Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
Welcome to Volume 31 of RCRD LBL Essentials! Just in time for your weekend, we're bringing you a playlist of this week's hottest new tracks. This time around we've got a rocking set of tunes featuring classic ska rockers Bouncing Souls, some indie chamber pop from A Lull, and some hot remixes from CREEP, Houses and Party Supplies.