YTD listened to: 262
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 127
Not good music:122
Pending (Requiring more listening):
Sidi Toure: Koima
Horse Feathers: Cynic’s New Year
Dan Hubbard and the Humidors
@@@ Dan Hubbard and the Humidors. Found these guys on Amer Waves of Twang Under the Radar list. Check this video, this is what a smokin’ roots band sounds like.
You can stream recorded versions of this tune and other tunes over here at his official website. I thought the recorded versions should have been more live sounding and less produced considering the attached video.
Roots music is not the most complicated shit in the world. How could you say these guys don’t have energy and aren’t tearing it out? They have a pumpin drummer, they’re half way home. Why aren’t these guys a big deal?
Thank the music business for that.
@@@ The whole Red Hot Chili Peppers catalog just plopped down on Spotify so I thought I would check out their 2011 I’m With You. I think Flea is a badass musician and I was a big fan of John Frusciante’s guitar playing — not a huge fan of Kiedis singing and Chad Smith is good but not as great as advertised.
Obviously these guys are experienced studio musicians with skills. There’s some really nice playing and some really great sonic texturing and even some monster hooks (check the tune below) but overall not super focused and not their best work.
@@@ Neon Trees: Public Show. ‘Indie’ music out on a major, Mercury. In two words, cliche awfulness. Witness it if you dare.