Portage hails from the great state of Minnesota and formed in early 2011. Their self-released album, The Unsalted Sea, is full of excellently crafted rock/pop numbers and streamable in its entirety on the artists’ bandcamp page. It is wholly worth a listen or five.
Jazz and swing music were a pretty big step forward in music culture. One minute people are all calm and collected, the next they’re dancing like lunatics. What happens when you add a little modern day mayhem? Well the dancing continues. Enjoy.
Teo is a sophomore at CC. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm, he plays all sorts of music. Check it out.
“You, Me, & The Bourgeoisie” is off the album Honeysuckle Weeks, released in 2008. John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, the band’s two main members (they sometimes tour with additional people) are in a relationship, so don’t get any ideas.
Ain’t Nothing Like You is off of the self-titled BlakRoc (BlakRoc Records, 2009).
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On their new album Empros, Chicago-based trio Russian Circles makes a convincing case for instrumental post-[insert genre]. “309,” Empros‘ opener, hits harder than anything the band has done before, due in equal part to the guitar tone (fits right in with the cover’s pervasive reds, for all you synesthetes out there) and the rhythm section’s locked-in chemistry. Emrpos is available now on Sargent House. You can also stream/buy it off Russian Circles’ Bandcamp page.
Sunday Brunch with Tom and Drew is a radio program to bring the masses together. It was created with a vision to share with the world the two things that Drew and Tom hold most dearly: Music and Brunch. Since the technology to deliver food through the airwaves does not yet exist, Tom and Drew can merely provide you with a lovely range of soundtracks to sooth the mind and titillate the ears. So chef up some eggs and tune in to SOCC on Sundays from 2-3pm. For more information and random musings, check them out on Facebook
LCD Soundsystem–“All my friends”
Jay Z, Kanye West, Otis Redding–“Otis”
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons–“Walk like a man”
Passion Pit–“Little Secrets (Plus Move Remix feat. Future Kiddd)”
Rick Ross–“Aston Martin Music (feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele)”
Erykah Badu–“On & On”
Mayer Hawthorne–“Henny & Gingerale”
Vampire Weekend–“Mansard Roof”
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi–“Season’s Trees”
Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim–“How Insensitive (Insensatez)”
Weird artist name, weird song name – what does that mean for the music? Neon perfection apparently. Enjoy and check out the remix by Jay Shepheard below.
Teo is a sophomore at CC. He plays all sorts of music. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm. Check it out.
I discovered Wild Child at a time when I needed it most. It was the Wednesday of block break, the snow was pounding its icy coldness down onto Colorado Springs, and I was stuck at a lifeless airport. There’s something about sugary-sweet folk duos that make everything seem at least for a few minutes, that life is about attaining some mystical romance. It was a much needed release from the anxiety of traveling. Since then, I’ve been hooked. You can check out their debut album, Pillow Talk (2011) now!
“Love and Appreciate” is off Murs’ collab album with 9th Wonder, Murray’s Revenge, released in 2005. Murs has had a long career, and is touring for the album he released at the beginning of this month, Love and Rockets, Vol. 1. I know it’s on a Sunday night at the Black Sheep… tickets are only $15 though, and it will be a fun show. Here’s a link to the show, see you there!
Old Old Fashioned is from the album The Midnight Organ Fight, released in 2008 under Fat Cat Records. Not only is this a great song, but I’m doing some shameless promotion of my friend Sam, who’s an awesome filmer and editor. The video above was made by him last winter, which means he’s gotten even better since then. Check it out!