We have just been invited to a kickin’ jamming session at the ‘lake street dive’!
Lake Street Drive, a quartet formed in Boston, is an underrated gem of a band that’s waiting be elevated to greater heights, even though they’ve been around in a decade now.
Ain’t music produced better than with love?
This probably is the mantra of rising urban group Ain’t No Love, which, after wowing indie music fans with slicker-than-slick tunes via their self-titled EP, returns with a slightly moody Tears of Joy.
Here’s something for everyone: an R&B record without the vocals.
That sounds just about right. Nashville native Antjuan Johnson, more popularly known as ‘Kyd Dynomyte’, looks like he’s setting his sights on producing (you know, Timbaland-ish or will.i.am-esque) with the way things are going.
Sometimes, the cure to a seemingly banal existence is a quick dose of infectious pop.
This is exactly what newcomer Stacy Barthe [if you still count 2011 as new] is offering us. With her 2013 EP, P.S. I Love You, Barthe presents eight tunes of love — diversely presented for last year’s Valentines celebration — greatly puzzling us why we’ve never heard this promising talent before.
Kevin Michael is at it again with another spunky mixtape.
This time, we’re revisiting his 13-track collection, LISA, which stands for “love is so amazing”. The concept album, put together with the help of Michael’s longtime collaborator Brian Kidd, is a lite nostalgic affair that takes you back to the glory of the 2009-2010 musical period: pulsating beats, ‘swagger’, and ultra-smooth harmonies — elements that currently proliferates today’s top 40 picks.