New Music

Jun 162012
 
New ZEW Music Listen and Rate: Graffiti6

Stare Into the Sun [display_podcast] [poll id="271"]Website About Graffiti6 Colours, the debut album from Britain’s Graffiti6, is as vividly vibrant as both the project’s moniker and its album title suggest: an uncategorizable mélange of pop, psychedelia, R&B, and British Northern Soul that fully capitalizes on the soaring uplift of Jamie Scott’s emotionally transparent voice and [...]

Apr 212012
 
Fun Explains 'Some Nights'

New York band Fun. recently sat down with Billboard.com to talk about the album, Some Nights. Singer Nate Reuss says, “I think we were somewhere in Scotland, touring, and I told the guys, ‘Hey, check it out. I want to call the album Some Nights. I had no idea where that came from, but they [...]

Mar 272012
 
More Rave Reviews pouring in on Alabama Shakes

from the Guardian UK. Before her band, Alabama Shakes, became feted by Adele, Bon Iver, Robert Plant, Jack White, David Byrne, Alex Turner and, er, Jamie Oliver, she used to deliver the post. Drummer Steve Johnson used to check for radiation leaks at the nuclear plant near Athens, Alabama, where the band formed. Howard, 22, still lives with her dad, a bail bondsman, at the end of a dirt track.

Feb 112012
 

Say ‘How Do You Do’ to singer Mayer Hawthorne – USATODAY.com. Soul sensation Mayer Hawthorne’s latest album, How Do You Do, sounds like a stroll down Motown memory lane. But the 33-year-old singer dislikes being called vintage or retro. Mixing the old with the new: “Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield are big influences [...]