Gary Clark Jr. has proven himself a versatile artist once again with his sophomore album “The story of Sonny Boy Slim.” His killer guitar riffs in combination with funk and soul influence throughout the album oozes soul. “Grinder” is an example of his grittier bluesy side and definitely worth a listen.
On rare occasions, an artist is able to write a song that encapsulates the mood of an entire season, and whether she intended to do so or not, folk singer Gillian Welch has effectively written a song that certainly sounds, at least to me, just like the feeling of autumn. It’s something about the song’s shadowy tone, diminished chords, wandering guitar solos, and breezy simplicity that feels haunting enough to render it absolutely perfect for early October.
Eric D. Johnson formed Fruit Bats as a solo project in the early 1990’s. Throughout the history of the band, Johnson has remained the only constant member as the lineup has changed multiple times. Fruit Bats are reminiscent of The Shins, which isn’t surprising considering Johnson had a brief stint as a member of The Shins in late 2006. Tegucigalpa has a different sound than the rest of The Ruminant Band, the album it is from but is worth a listen none-the-less.
Mac Miller has undergone a serious transformation from his frat-star vibes of KIDS and Blue Slide Park. On his newest album GO:OD AM he is a whole new rapper, full of complex word play and single-caliber hits. Weekend is one of the most successful songs on the album. It is the weekend, so enjoy this track and have an excellent weekend. Be safe, don’t do drugs like Mac Miller.
“Wanna Party” goes in. Future Brown (a group of four producers) crafts an excellent, almost ominous beat, and Tink carries it off perfectly with her rapping. At times frantic and rushed, and at others slow and almost slurred, this is a perfect party anthem, as its title might suggest. For more, check Future Brown’s Spotify.