Last Week’s Jams, Today (11.14 – 11.18)

It’s that time of year when songs begin to dry up for some reason, as we’re all just expected to put our lives on hold to gather some lists for you to browse. Still, we managed to get some new tunes out your way, hoping to keep your eyes on the prize. I loved the new Spice World tune, and was fortunate to be able to run a video premiere for the latest from Shaki Tavi. We’ll likely still have a handful of tunes for you this week, but will likely take a little break ourselves to kick it with our families.

H. Hawkline Shares Milk for Flowers

So this is probably news from yesterday, but I’m indifferent as I’m a huge fan of over the top pop vibes, almost to the point of kitsch…yet still super cool, you know. This new H. Hawkline feels like that to me; there’s something in it that captures the personality of Huw that we’ve witnessed over the last few years, yet in that, there’s something almost theatrical and playful. I think with the help of Cate le Bon‘s production aid, he knows exactly where to hold back, so you still get of that familiarity coming through your speakers. Fun and hip and I’m sold; Milk for Flowers, the new album, comes out next year via Heavenly Recordings.

More New Music from H Hawkline

I hope you’re not tired of hearing me go on and on about H. Hawkline, as I’m going to continue with his latest single. In the opening seconds of this tune, there’s definitely a nice little Television guitar vibe, yet, Hawkline’s playful vocal display keeps you coming back. He’s got great control on this one, whether he’s channeling a hip crooner or hitting those high notes. It’s always nice when you hear an artists coming across with their own distinctive sound, and that’s the vibe I’ve been getting from these singles. I Romanticize will hit on June 2nd via Heavenly Recordings.

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No One Sounds Like H. Hawkline

Ranting and raving about an artist ins’t particularly my style, but every time I hear H. Hawkline write a new tune, I sort of swoon. His vocal delivery, particularly here, is rather distinctive, and it’s wholly central to my musical attraction. On this song, space is filled by bouncing piano beats and guitar chords that carefully echo through your speakers. Remember when we all fawned over Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley? Well, I’m going out of my way to say that as special as that duo remains, Hawkline’s doing it better. Look for the release of I Romanticize on June 2nd via Heavenly Recordings.

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New H. Hawkline Tune

H. Hawkline came into my music listening with his drastically overlooked In the Pink of Condition, but he’s just about wrapped up a new LP recorded out in LA. Here you find him centered around simple percussion and piano, allowing his voice to tantalize the listener; there are a few moments where it almost has a perfect bounce to match the musical accompaniment. Eventually, the song takes on a nostalgic pop note, moving into a moment of playfulness that’s utterly brilliant; it closes with pure ecstasy, so be sure to stay tuned until the end. For now, Heavenly Recordings is just tossing out this teaser track, but be on the look out for the full length later this year.

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Have You Heard H Hawkline

hawkSometimes you get in those ruts where you post the same thing over and over, and it just wears you out.  You love it, but you need something that sounds refreshing, which is why I love this new tune from H Hawkline.  Sure, there’s some similarities to bits of modern pop, with the jagged guitar chops and the song’s construction, but overall, I just felt like the vocals took this song someplace I hadn’t really been spending time with lately.  His new album, In the Pink of Condition, will be released on February 2nd via Heavenly Recordings.

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