Your New Music Monday picks for July 18 and blue-eyed soul, tunes from the Tar Heel State and a plea for peace.
My Morning Jacket – “Off The Record” Though initially pegged as a Southern Rock band, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket expanded their sound on 2005’s Z. This track, the centerpiece of the record, playfully teases the Hawaii Five-O theme before launching into a rocking reggae beat, with Jim James’ high tenor vocals anchoring the song firmly […]
Gomez – “Airstream Driver” This song, from Gomez’s sixth record A New Tide, shows the expanse of their musical talents, pulling in blues, catchy pop melodies, and quirky indie rock sounds. Despite finding success with their first two releases Bring It On and Liquid Skin, they have bounced around between labels before landing on Dave […]
My Morning Jacket – Golden My Morning Jacket – “Golden” This harmony-drenched track from My Morning Jacket’s third studio album It Still Moves shows the softer side of what this hard-rocking, Kentucky-based band can do. Jim James’ ethereal vocals are the centerpiece of everything the band does, even as they have explored more experimental territory with […]
Laura Veirs – “Carol Kaye” This song comes from Laura Veirs’ latest record July Flame, produced by longtime boyfriend Tucker Martine. We have had the title track in rotation, but this song, featuring harmonies by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, celebrates the longtime bassist for the Wrecking Crew, the studio wizards who played on hundreds […]