I have my sister to blame for my current musical addiction: Kings of Leon. I kept hearing this guy growling about how he could use somebody on the overhead at work… and singing along to it. So, I called her and asked her if shed heard the song. What I’d I do that for? She waxed poetic! Then she told me about how awesome Only By Night, their US breakthrough, was and I told her I had to have it. My wonderful sister got me a copy and sent it to me. I’ve been listening to it ever since. Highlights for me include the aforementioned Use Somebody, Revelry, Crawl, and Sex On Fire, just to name a few. The whole album is amazing though.
I’m so enamored that I bought the CD they released before that today from Amazon. If I like it as much as Only By Night, I’ll have to continue procuring their music. I think they’ve got a newer one out. It might have my name on it. 🙂
This duo hails from Los Angeles, CA. They met when producer/keyboardist Greg Kurstin began producing singer Inara George’s solo album. They decided to form a duo instead and The Bird and The Bee was born. They have a cool, jazzy-synthpop sound that is totally easy on the ears. This is fun music, a little hipster-ish… but not so much your eyeballs will be rolling.
I have Hall and Oates to thank for introducing me to this band. I was looking for song by that venerable 70’s duo when I ran across a clip of The Bird and The Bee doing “I Can’t Go For That”. I loved it!
Check out this video of them doing an original song at an ASCAP showcase.
Over the last two weeks, I tried to come up with a slightly more coherent posting plan and today is day one of that plan. On Friday, I posted about self taught British singer Andreya Triana… and that was just a taste of the new regular feature here: Music Mondays. Yep, every Monday I’ll be sharing my faves and new discoveries. (FAIR WARNING: I like most genres of music, so there’s bound to be something for everyone!)