Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Strypes - 18 Songs for You to Learn and Sing



The Strypes are young. Have received kudos from the likes of Daltrey, Jeff Beck, and Paul Weller. Heck, even David Letterman got excited after the band hit his show. Signed to Elton's John's management. Seem to be following the template of the early Stones, but can throw down a blistering Nick Lowe cover, a laidback Lorde tune, or a hepped version of a tune by Little Walter, Muddy Watters, The Beatles, or The Who.


The Strypes are playing a festival in Spain this June that features Blondie, Violent Femmes, and Scorpions. I don't know anything about this festival besides that, but I love the fact it's all over the place!



What a Shame


Heart of the City


Mystery Man


Got Love if You Want It


Leaving Here


I Wish You would


Route 66


Georgia


Searchin'


You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover


Come Together


Angel Eyes


Royals


Hometown Girls


Blue Collar Jane


I'm a Man/My Generation


Hard to Say No


I Wish You Would


Monday, April 7, 2014

Mark Hollis - The Colour of Spring


I really want to see the colour of spring.

The Colour of Spring


 Taken from the rare, brilliant, not-heard-nearly-enough Mark Hollis record with the weird cover shot. Released in 1998, Hollis has not even released one song since. Come back, Mr. Hollis, and bring the spring.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Talk Talk - April 5th



I'm a day late. And a dollar short. But I hope that this song will magically make spring appear.

Talk Talk - April 5th