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1
Dec

Video: Dirty Beaches LaundroMatinee Session

Back in September, Alex Zhang Hungtai, known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, visited Indianapolis for a MOKB Presents show at White Rabbit Cabaret. The Taiwanese-born Canadian resident is a multi-instrumentalist known for his unique, genre-bending sound. A month after his show at The Rabbit, the good folks at LaundroMatinee released a pair of videos. All I can say is click play, folks, and prepare yourself for an auditory attack unlike most anything I’ve ever seen. See the rest of Dirty Beaches’ LaundroMatinee Session HERE.

Written by Rob Peoni

26
Oct

New Video: The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”

Check out the debut single “Lonely Boy”  from The Keys’ upcoming album El Camino. The album was produced by Danger Mouse. It is the first time the Akron, OH duo has worked with the producer since 2008’s Attack and Release. Click play below and enjoy the dance moves. I, for one, plan on stealing each and every one of them.

 

Written by Rob Peoni

17
Oct

Album Review + Stream: Jessica Breanne & The Electric Hearts

Those that know me well and have any grasp of my musical tastes should understand that there exist several sure-fire paths to my heart. Horn sections – love them. Soulful songwriting: I need an emotional investment from the artist. Strong vocals, not a must, but I tend to gravitate toward great singing. I am a bonafide sucker for bands fronted by a chicks, New Orleans piano players, anything from the Motown label, and slide-blues guitar.

The debut, self-titled release from Nashville’s Jessica Breanne & The Electric Hearts has many of the ingredients from the aforementioned list – in spades. The album showcases Breanne’s strengths as a songwriter, touching on a variety of genres without ever feeling lost or falling flat. Her vocals remind me of a cheerier Alison Mosshart or an edgier Susan Tedeschi.

The Electric Hearts provide an accessible, classic soul foundation for Breanne to build from. Their guitar play has enough of an edge to keep things interesting, at times mimicking Dan Auerbach to a dangerous degree. But I can’t say I’m mad about it. This album is guaranteed to liven up one of your parents’ lame dinner parties without inviting any dirty looks from an older guest list.

The album is solid top to bottom. Don’t miss the cover of Bon Iver’s “Flume.” The band pulls it off without abandoning the soulful simplicity that drives the rest of the disc. Stream the entire album below and pick it up for $10 via bandcamp.

Written by Rob Peoni