Super City Impress With New Single

If you’re searching for something new and unique to listen to today, I suggest you check out the new single “Sanctuary” from Baltimore based band Super City. What I love about this song is it’s total inability to be pinned down to one genre. One commenter on YouTube called it “freak wave” which seems fitting as the song blends equal parts rock n roll with fun, danceable pop music. Call it what you will, you can’t deny those guitars are super badass.

Super City will release Sanctuary on September 7th.

Throwback Rocker From The Naturalists

Vines-Naturalists1-620x405I can’t say I’m in a particularly throwback mood today, but for those who are, this new track from Buffalo based The Naturalists is certainly for you.  Yes this song, “What Puts You to Sleep”, is a great sort of emo style throwback jam full of emotion and a powerful rocker sound.  Those guitars are pretty damn badass as well.

New album, Home Honey I’m Hi, is due out July 28th.

Friday Top 5: Instruments

We spend a ton of time on this site covering music and musicians, but rarely do we ever set our focus on the tools of music-maker’s trade. Excluding voice, clapping, whistling, etc. as instruments, which were almost certainly the first true musical tools, several apparatuses have left indelible marks on human society. Without instruments, some of the finest art and music in the recorded history of man would cease to exist.  The romantic image of a child and a piano becoming the next Chopin lead parents around the world to push their children into musical apathy, but sometimes a musician needs an instrument to find their voice, not the other way around. Throughout the history of music, a few instruments stand out as more important than others, so here is the FT5 of influential instruments.

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David Lindley @ Cactus Cafe (8/15)

David Lindley plays the extremely intimate Cactus Cafe on the UT campus Friday night. Who’s David Lindley? Only one of the most sought after sessions guitarists in the world –  he’s played with Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon to name a few – in addition to fronting bands of his own. Ben Harper cites his unique slide guitar style as a major influence. If you go, be sure to pay attention to the equipment Mr. Lindley breaks out for he’s a bit of an eccentric with a reputation for using cheap, amateur guitars which generate a distinct sound. Still need convincing? Check out the clip below of him performing “Where’s Jimmy?” live somewhere circa 97. Tickets are at the door for $20 with things starting at 9pm.

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Download: David Lindley – Wheres Jimmy [MP3]