Some albums come out and change the game of how music can be perceived and understood. It doesn’t have to be The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Dr. Dre’s original, The Chronic or more recently, Radiohead’s quintessential, Kid A. For The Glitch Mob, their debut album Drink the Sea-which hit shelves a month ago with the surprisingly genre-defying appeal, achieves this status, maybe without you even knowing it.
Hipsters, hippies, hip hoppers and heads all coming together, a scene reminiscent of Sundays in Dolores Park, a colorful concoction of what this town is all about rallying for a Saturday to remember.
Armed with a slick persona, creative song writing and an innate ability to capture ears and audiences, the Grammy winning, multi-platinum artist has sold millions of records without selling out and on his upcoming release Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford (September 23 Sony/ATV Music) Everlast takes listeners on yet another musical journey.
Through the incorporation of various styles of electronic music, professionally-run production and an overall unique appeal, Euphonic Conceptions has been stimulating new vigor in the Colorado music scene. Bringing a fresh perspective on electronic music, the new company has been making waves from coast-to-coast.
Hot on the heals of his highly anticipated second studio release, Underground Communication, Bassnectar is back in true pioneering form. Since arriving on the music scene a decade ago, San Francisco’s finest has been creatively honing his craft of performing purely passionate music, capable of being enjoyed by just about everyone with ears.
His name is John Maclean. For the last couple decades, Maclean has been creating a craft slightly ahead of the cutting edge. Against all logic, he has remained rather below the radar for the better of two decades. While his artistic innovations haven’t exactly fallen on completely deaf ears, his future-searching style remains unheard of by many of those who should know.
The Motet fuse together the Latin with the funk, the new break beats with the experimental sax-laden jazz. Through this fusion of sound and cultures, Boulder, Colorado’s darlings have been worldly instrumentalists since 1998. With the release of their new album, Instrumental Dissent, the experimental sextet has further stamped their claim to a sound that has become trademark The Motet.
With only a few weeks left till Camp Bisco V, we spoke with The Disco Biscuits’ Jon Gutwillig and Marc Brownstein while practicing in their Philadelphia studio. With newcomers The Roots, Thievery Corporation, RJD2 onboard and old friends The New Deal and Benevento Russo Duo coming to camp, this year’s event should not be missed.
Evident throughout, The Strength of Weak Ties offers the listening public a more mature, well-rounded Lotus. The Philadelphian quintet ventures deep into a plethora of vibes, ranging from down-tempo driven to full funk forays. With an eclectic mixture of synthesized beats, male vocals (Steve Yutzy-Burkley guests on several tracks), quick, funky guitar and textured harmonies, the album delivers a punch that Nomad may have lacked on the whole.