Last Week’s Jam’s Today (2.28 – 3.4)

Last week was one of those weeks where I wanted to write about all the songs; Ryan crushed it with tons of SXSW interviews, letting you get to know the likes of Best Move, Coyle Girelli, No Swoon and more. So, we’ve got to go back and give you a quick list of all the jams, and there were tons! You had new stuff from Austinites Friday Boys, Bright Light Social Hour and Wiretree, then Neutrals and Mick Love made my weekend with hits at the end of the week. There’s tons to browse through here, so go check it out.

Nick Griffith Readies Something I Once Heard

A friend of ours sent over the latest album from Nick Griffith, and seeing as he’s an artist working out of Australia, I reckoned there’s probably not a lot of coverage for him on our side of the pond…so let’s fix that. He’s tossed out several tracks from the album, and the two below are my favorite jams to get under your skin. They’re building on the coastal pop vibes you often get from Aussie outfits, throwing in strong guitar work and sunny melodies. It’s not a stretch to see Nick fitting in with the rest of the Melbourne scene, as his songs are relaxed and charming, particularly the chorus of “Porto Song.” Something I Once Heard will be out via Dinosaur City Records on March 4th.

Dance A Lot with Nick Griffith

As rains cover our town, it seems only fair that we begin your day here by playing this fun little ditty from Australia’s Nick Griffith; if anything, you can escape the gloom of your day with this pop number. This is the sort of electronic stuff that I can totally get behind; it seems so simple that I could pull it off (though that’s probably untrue), but it also has these little pop treats you can’t escape. Here, you’ve got little doses of steel drums bouncing the rhythm along. You’ll also get some accompanying vocals from Sophie McComish of Body Type (operating under the name Tuffence Meringue). This single comes your way courtesy of Dinosaur City Records.