Archive for December, 2011

The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

This week’s pick was brought to my attention by my good friend Ted.  The Civil Wars are a two-time Grammy nominated duo composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White (this guy is a dead ringer for Johnny Depp).  The two band members met during a Nashville, Tennessee songwriting session. Their debut album, Barton Hollow, was released in the US in 2011, selling 25,000 copies in its first week. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  The song of the week is also called Barton Hollow…enjoy!

Have a listen to Poison & Wine as well.

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Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do the Hump

In our lead up to the holidays I thought this week’s song needed to be a fun song to get everyone in the holiday mood. This week’s song is from a new dou called Rizzle Kicks. Rizzle Kicks are a Brithop duo from Brighton, England consisting of Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens (born 25 January 1992), and Harley “Sylvester” Alexander-Sule (born 23 November 1991). Their debut album, Stereo Typical, was released on October 31, 2011.  The single Mama Do the Hump has hit number nine on the UK iTunes pop chart and it is the song of the week.  Turn it up, grab some eggnog and start dancing.

The Cranberries – Tomorrow

The Cranberries are back and this is the first pre release off their new album (Roses) which is due out February 14, 2012.  I love the voice of Dolores O’Riordan, the bands lead singer.  Their last album was “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” released in 2001 and in 2003 they announced they were taking a break so that they could work on their individual careers, many believed at the time it we would never hear from them again.  Well their back and I hope they create more great songs like this week’s pick Tomorrow.  If you have not been a Cranberries fan check out these songs and then add them to your collection:

Linger

Dreams

Zombie

Ode to My Family

Salvation

Free To Decide

Promises

Louise Burns – Drop Names Not Bombs

Louise Burns is a 24 year old artist from Vancouver BC and she released a solo album in April.  The album is called “Mellow Drama” and on the album she plays almost every instrument.  I think with this much talent we will be hearing more of Louise.  The first release off the album is “What Do You Want to Do”, which is a good song but I prefer “Drop Names Not Bombs”, which is the song of the week.

Thanks to Matthew for bringing this artist to my attention.

Enjoy

 
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