While I won’t go shoving my taste down your throats entirely, I certainly am going to do that in this post. There has been some amazing music coming out lately (and there has been some in the past that’s been totally ignored). I’m here to reconcile what these artists or what these albums or songs lack in recognition and make up for it with my tiny megaphone on the internet.
When it comes to these musicians I feel that there is nothing that should have gotten in the way of their success. Many of them are successful but much of their work isn’t hailed as the best. SO here I go on a rant about these artists…
While a lot of you reading may be familiar with Mac Demarco, you may be unfamiliar with his guitarist’s side project: Homeshake. The two acts often perform together, however Homeshake definitely has a different style than Mac. Mac is a total singer-songwriter. Someone who harkens back to the tradition of a man and his guitar and a sheet of paper when it comes to writing music. However, Homeshake is something a little more bedroom-pop-y and modern sounding with clever and welcome use of electronic sounds. Please, give them a listen.
- The Buttertones
While this band may sound like they’re a barbershop quartet, they’re not. They’re a rock band from southern California with a sound that can only be described as spaghetti-western-with-a-little-bit-of-Elvis. They take inspiration from old school rock-n-roll as well as country music. Their sound is unique and indicative of crooning somehow while still sounding very punk. I love them and I think that you should give them a try.
Pink Floyd is known for many things: Beyond the Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Etc. But what’s often over looked is their smaller album (consisting of just 5 songs) called Meddle. This album is amazing. I recently picked it up on vinyl and my life has solidly changed since then. Give this masterpiece some love.