You Can Always Find A Reason To Sob
But crying and complaining has another side too
So what’s it gonna be? On one hand, as a music lover you want to hoard as much audio stuff as you possibly can, and on the other, you start complaining when that you have too much and that you can’t find the time to go through it all in any foreseeable future.
It all might come down to the fact that we are never satisfied, it is always too little or too much. Maybe the right approach when confronting your music piles is, as The Kins (and The Pretenders, and many others) sang, ‘Stop Your Sobbing’ and get to listening. You’ll certainly get somewhere with it.
Talk Show Host - Warmest Condolences
You can call this stuff from the Toronto trio anything you like - pop/punk, power/pop, or whatever. But one thing is certain - it is upbeat, bubbly if you will, and catchy, dark-tinged lyrics notwithstanding. Something for car windows down or for annoying the neighbors when you feel like it.
Shaun Jacobs & Rynn - ‘Say You Will Remember Me
After the raucous of the previous song, this one is to sit down and have a summer shot of that lemonade you almost completely forgot exists. This duet of the two L.A. artists is yet another proof that simple stuff is most effective. But, only when it is done right, and this one certainly is.
Werewolf Hair - Snipe
Some keep on saying that good, ‘old-fashioned’ rock is a dying breed. It seems though that nobody told that to Andy Godwin, aka Werewolf Hair. Here he is intent on throwing in as many elements as seemingly do not belong in the ‘old fashioned rock’, and in less than three minutes he more or less proves them wrong.
Arandel - Nos Contours
How many ‘modernized’ Bach interpretations have you had come your way? And yes, most of them were simply curiosity pieces. French artist Arandel, on the other hand, seems to have used a bit more imagination in his approach to the classic composer, and it is not just by adding vocals and lyrics. It is more of a musical vision than just a simple re-interpretation.
John R. Miller - Coming Down
Mentioning ‘old fashioned’ above was not in derogatory terms. There’s nothing wrong with old-fashioned in modern times, of course, if it is done as impeccably as John R. Miller approach county/soul as he does here. Listen to this one in a few years and decades and try guessing when it was recorded. Hopefully, the upcoming album is as good as this single.
Sparkle Division - Beehive Switchblade
This is a modern dance track. Don’t run away. Sparkle division is actually modern classical composer William Basinski and producer Preston Wendel, showing how you can make a modern dance track sound fresh and inventive, without sticking to overused formulas or losing all those elements that will actually make you dance.