I’ll be honest, I’ve been in a rut, and I just haven’t found anything lately that I’m really excited about–not a specific band or artist, not a scene–nothing. But all is not lost because while I haven’t had my mind blown in a while, I’ve still managed to find tracks that are pretty great and certainly worth listening to. Here’s a little list of some of my favorite tracks I’ve found this week. It’s an eclectic group, but hopefully you’ll find something you like.
Mimi Knowles “In The Mood” – Mimi Knowles is pop/soul singer from Provo, Utah, otherwise known as the soul capital of the United States. Maybe not, but it’s nice to know that Provo has some great talent. “In The Mood” is only Mimi’s second single, and it’s funky soul tune that combines vintage soul horns, and guitar with with Mimi’s voice is smooth, comforting falsetto.
Alice Bowman “Over”– “Over” is the latest single from Scandinavian singer/songwriter Alice Bowman. Like Bowman’s previous work, “Over” is a lo-fi affair that focuses on Bowman’s haunting vocals, this time, meshing them with organ and light delicate drumming. “Over” is part of Bowman’s forthcoming release EPII that’s set for a June 3 release.
Dub Thompson “No Time”– This is a pretty hip track that 19 year-olds Matt Puluos (guitar), and Evan Laffer (Drums) recorded while living in Bloomington, Indian with Foxegyn’s Jonathan Rado. “No Time” starts with an intro could be the beat for a 90′s Wu-Tang track, before switching to a grooving, convincing reggae beat, that sets up garage rock vocals throughout the chorus. “No Time” is part of Dub Thompson’s debut album 9 Songs that’ll be released via Dead Oceans June 10.
Jon Hopkins “We Disappear feat. Lulu James” – This is a actually a slight rework of the opening track from Hopkins’ most recent album Immunity. It’s certainly not the type of track that usually appears on Working Man’s Blues, but I really like the urgent pulse of the beat and James’ beautiful vocals.