Friday, November 16, 2018

3 Songs: On Repeat

Ryley Walker – “Busted Stuff” (The Chicago-based musician is following up his stellar new album, Deafman Glance, released earlier this year, with a track-by-track cover of Dave Matthews Band’s unreleased, fan-favorite album, The Lillywhite Sessions.  Out today on Dead Oceans – carrying the same title - is Walker’s homage to the music of his youth with a respectful take on the famously file-shared album that eventually was re-recorded for the 2002 release, Busted Stuff.  Walker turns DMB’s songs into noisy, punk-fueled rock-outs and free-jazz freakouts but keeps the well-known melodies intact.  Fans of both bands should artists should be pleased.)   

P.O.D. – “Rockin’ With The Best” (The San Diego band returns today with their tenth album, Circles, and debut for their new label home, Mascot Records.  Inspired by recent touring, the new album is instantly one of the best releases in their career.  With an optimistic message, the band still blends together punk, metal, rap and reggae into a pop-forward mix that should appeal to longtime fans and new fans alike.  Check out the infectiously fun and simple yet effective lead-off track and single here, with its shout-along refrain.)   

Lennon Stella – “La Di Da” (After finding fame singing songs in viral videos with her little sister on YouTube and starring on the ABC drama Nashville, the emerging pop star, Lennon Stella has just released her first solo music in the form of her debut EP, out now on RECORDS/Columbia Records.  Titled, Love, Me the 5-song EP features production from Greg Kurstin and a hip-hop inspired pop sound, a pivot from her country and folk roots.  Check out the melancholic yet fun track, which features the close-knit harmonies from her sister, Maisy, here.)      


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