Friday, March 08, 2019

3 Songs: On Repeat

Durand Jones & The Indications – “Long Way Home” (After signing to their hometown label Dead Oceans and rereleasing their debut album last year, the Bloomington, IN soul revivalists recently returned with their second album, American Love Call.  The masterful new album boasts improved songwriting and production and trades the bright brass outburst of their debut for doo wop and 70’s soul-inspired strings, while wrestling with modern issues.  American Love Call exceeds the great expectations and delivers on the promise of their debut and then some, for a modern day soul masterpiece.)

Gary Clark Jr. – “Gotta Get Into Something”” (For his third album – THIS LAND, out now on Warner Bros. - the blues guitar virtuoso has broadened his sound to include elements of Prince-like funk, hip-hop, dub reggae and soul  for an eclectic yet cohesive melting pot of an album that is easily his best effort yet.  Lyrically, he is more politically provocative, especially on the stunning title track.  Check out the super-catchy album track here with its hybrid power-punk and 50’s rock sound.)

Switchfoot – “Native Tongue (Live In Atlanta)” (The San Diego alternative rock vets returned earlier this year after a three year wait, with the release of their eleventh album, Native Tongue.  In support of the album, they are about to embark on a tour.  In celebration, they have shared a live performance video, today, of the album’s catchy and sentimental title track – that reflects the album’s themes of love, hope and positivity - recorded during a performance at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.  Watch the video below and check the link here for tour dates in your city.)


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