New Music Monday
by Mike Bailey My wife loves music, but she rarely reaches for the volume knob to make it louder. Yet, that’s exactly what happens when “California,” by Delta Spirit, comes on the stereo. The Brooklyn (via San Diego) band turned in my favorite performance of SXSW 2012 and the entire album has been in constant rotation ever since. The music, caught somewhere between indie rock and alt-country, is the perfect support for vocalist Matthew Vasquez‘s raspy croon. I’m going to love this song for as long as I can, because I fear it is destined to be soundtracking plenty of terrible romantic comedies in the near future. Watch the video for “California” below and stream the entire, self-titled, album here
The second entry for this week comes from Toronto-based, Bahamas, a/k/a singer/songwriter, Afie Jurvanen (good move using a pseudonym…). “Caught Me Thinkin,” from his album, Barchords, falls somewhere between Jack Johnson’s laid-back vibe (the record is released on Johnson’s own Brushfire Records) and M. Ward’s intimate folk sound. You can see Bahamas this Wednesday, April 4, at the Frequency in Madison and you can watch the video for “Caught Me Thinkn” below.
Enjoy! Mike Bailey @oldmanjukebox