Cheery-sounding sad-bastard music might be my new favorite genre. There’s just something about the sweet and cynical all mixed up together and set to a beat you can bop your head to. That’s what you get with the Skinny Shamans: fun-loving music for your world-weary soul. Check out their single “Skeleteen” from earlier this year.
“Giddy Up Paint”
I love love love the vocal style of Anamieke Quinn, voice and centralizing force behind Treasurefruit. The single from the trio “Giddy Up Paint” showcases all the skill and swagger the band has to offer without grandstanding. Anamieke’s perfectly pitched voice is positively kittenish; jazzy with a western tinge, the essential (but not sole) component in the “desert noir” feeling Treasurefruit creates within every song. Listen to “Giddy Up Paint” today.
Jazz & The GIANT are just really cool. Simple as that. Layering swank, smooth beats and supple lyricism, Jazz & The GIANT conveys bravado and style in the way only great hiphop can. We first heard about Jazz and The Giant with their full-length album Balance of Opposites that dropped last December so we were really excited to see a single from the duo drop just a couple weeks ago. “BoiseStateBlues” proves the group just keeps pushing. Hear it here.
Alright, so I almost peed a little from excitement when I saw that Doctor Bones put out a new track. Only when I hit play did I realize “Sun City” is actually a song from their 2012 EP revisited for the RecordingArtist. The newer recording reveals a dramatic difference within the band. After more than a year of continuous performing and practicing, Doctor Bones has moved from a great concept into the realm of solid, established musicians. I can’t wait to hear what’s to come. Listen here.
Scattered Melodies ft. Ruca
The easy-going reggae-infused acoustic rock of Scattered Melodies found its perfect match in the smooth, serene vocals of Ruca a.k.a. Haley Grigaitis. “Gypsy Girl” captures the warmth and ease of a summer day completely unencumbered by the seemingly endless tasks that plague us in adulthood. The track is available for download free here or you can hear the track through Scattered Melodies Facebook page here.