I don’t even want to look back at last week. But, we had songs, there were some really good songs coming out of a really awful week. Our friend Ram Vela and his band had a new single, plus it never hurts to get a Voxtrot tune in your inbox. Think I kept coming back to these Bastien Keb, Flowertown and Tan Cologne tunes the most, well, and that Tony Molina track. There’s about 20 jams to sort through, so find a favorite. Or don’t.
In the Summertime, I am technically on break, so I immerse myself in working out and listening to every song that comes my way, then spinning my brain in circles trying to decide what sort of music I’m into at the moment. As of late, I’ve been into a lot of the early Massive Attack stuff, and some other pioneers of the early collage pop style, which is why I’m digging on this new Bastien Keb. The latest single drags in elements of funk, but it also has this sort of hip-hop meets soul influence…with all of it kind of dragged through the lens of modern indie vibes. Textured with thick beats and layered strings, its easy to just imagine kicking back with Keb in the background, lounging into the late night with your friends as you pass around a bottle of your choosing. His new Organ Recital LP is out on July 22nd via Gearbox Records.