SONG OF THE DAY: GARY CLARK JR.- “GRINDER”

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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.

SONG OF THE DAY: GILLIAN WELCH – “SCARLET TOWN”

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.

SONG OF THE DAY: FRUIT BATS- “TEGUCIGALPA”

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.

SONG OF THE DAY: MAC MILLER – “WEEKEND FT. MIGUEL”

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.