Earworm time again, and I hope all you music lovers have a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow, even if you’re in the “humbug” camp (like me). In the meantime, thanks to all contributors, and please keep sending those lovely worms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rob Shipster – Beleave me – glassarfemptee: Several friends have offspring in the music biz. Rob Shipster scrapes a living composing, DJ-ing, producing and making music live and in the studio. His ‘jack of all trades’ approach is necessary to earn a crust in the digital age, and he is an accomplished African drummer. So his music is eclectic to say the least, from reggae to classical, African roots to Django jazz. Here’s a track I especially like – “Beleave Me”, and you can find more of his music on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=rob%20shipster
The Groovemaster – Tangle Locks – severin: A track taken from a Trojan dub compilation I bought recently. Bought in fact because of another track (Butter fe Fish by Skin Flesh and Bones) which was nominated on Songbar recently. This one is (for me) another standout.
James Cotton – Everybody’s Fishin’ – Ravi Raman: Found this during Severin’s Fish week. Love the harmonica. There’s an album of his called Harp Attack. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Otis Gibbs – Empire Hole – tincanman: From his Jan 2017 album Mount Renraw, Empire Hole is a shuttered quarry in Indiana that was excavated for the limestone to build the Empire State Building in New York City in the 1930’s. Today the 1% of Manhattan still have their landmark and the 99% who live in Oolitic on $17K/yr have a big, empty hole in the ground.
Maroon 5 – She will Be Loved – AliM: A pre-Valentine’s earworm for you – it’s not new, but it’s haunting me on the radio at the moment. “It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, it’s compromise that moves us along. My heart is full and my door’s always open, you come whenever you want …” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjVuRTm-dc
Stoat – Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone – Cormac: My band is called Stoat, this song is called “Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone”, and it’s all about the horror of being forced to listen to the inane babble of talk radio at work. It’s danceable and guitar-based, with some electronica cut through it. Here’s the best comparison I can make: Two Door Cinema Club / Metronomy meets Scroobius Pip, or maybe even Sleaford Mods. The album it’s from is called ‘Try not to think about it’, due out in early summer with a few more singles between this and then. Video on youtube: https://youtu.be/K9xv3qcEcR8
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