SONG OF THE DAY: Bernhoft — “Cmon Talk”

“Cmon Talk” is off Bernhoft’s 2011 album, Solidarity Breaks. Check out some of his other videos too, he has a really awesome style.

SONG OF THE DAY: Finn Riggins — “Benchwarmers”

Finn Riggins met at the Univ. of Idaho and formed as a three-piece, and then eventually relocated to the biggest city in Idaho (you guessed it!):  Boise.  Benchwarmers was released on Portland’s Tender Loving Empire on April 21.

SONG OF THE DAY: Mountain Man — “Soft Skin”

“Soft Skin” is from their debut album, Made the Harbor, released on Bella Union / Partisan in 2010.

SONG OF THE DAY: Sol Mechanic — “Warm Fuzzy Feeling”

 

Some sunny ambient electronic music for the beginning of your block break.

Teo is a sophomore at CC. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm, it’s got all sorts of stuff. Check it out.

SONG OF THE DAY: Charles Bradley — “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

Charles Bradley has been performing at venues in New York for a while now, but released his freshman album, titled No Time for Dreaming, last year.

SONG OF THE DAY: “Myth” – Beach House

Alas! Beach House is at it again. A new single off their forthcoming album, “Bloom” (expected to be out May 15th), Myth upholds everything I love about this band. Dreamy,synthy, melodious, perfect. This album is definitely set to be a Summer 2012 essential.

SONG OF THE DAY: The War On Drugs — “Baby Missiles”

“Baby Missiles” is from their glorious album Slave Ambient released on Secretly Canadian last year.  They are based out of Philly and are playing Sasquatch and Bonnaroo this summer, so try to catch their performance if you happen to be going to either of those festivals.

SONG OF THE DAY: Alabama Shakes – “Be Mine”

While I haven’t posted any of their stuff on site before, if you listen to the show you know how I feel about this up and coming group out of Athens, Georgia. They have a sound that is a little bit Black Keys, a little bit Rolling Stones, and a lead singer who takes channels Janis Joplin and James Brown and mixes them up just right. They released an eponymous EP last year in September but Boys & Girls, released today on ATO Records, is their first full length production. I think it is pretty sweet, and even though you might have heard many of the songs before if you have been following them the new stuff is great and it all goes together well. Listen to one of those new tracks “Be Mine” below and head over to iTunes to get the album here, or listen to the whole thing first courtesy of NPR here.

Be Mine

Teo is a sophomore at CC. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm, it’s got all sorts of stuff. Check it out.

 

 

SONG OF THE DAY: Butch Walker and the Black Widows – “Synthesizers”

 

I must confess, I only discovered this song because someone showed me the music video. I am probably the biggest Dazed and Confused fan around, so seeing Matthew McConaughey reprise his role as David Wooderson literally made me giddy. For a song completely about liking party but without all of the glitter and flare that comes with it nowadays, Butch and the boys couldn’t have picked a better face for it. As a DaC fan, I like to think Wooderson would be exactly how he’s depicted in the music video; dressed exactly the same and picking up (multiple) women exactly his age. Music video aside, “Synthesizers” is a song to groove to. The build is perfect and it’s chorus is just catchy enough that it never gets annoying (at least it hasn’t for me yet).

Butch Walker and the Black Widows’s new album The Spade came out August of last year (sorry this isn’t the most current song, but it’s gonna make a comeback). If you’ve never heard of Butch Walker, you should probably Google this guy. He’s been in the music business for a while and done everything from 80’s metal to Southern blues. He’s been with the Black Widows since 2010. I would recommend listening to a little bit of everything from this guy, but mostly “Synthesizers.”

 

(Fun Fact: Butch Walker is the bartender in the music video)