Sorry for the long delay between posts, I got really sick for about a week and have been busting my ass for the last 3 weeks just to get caught up with everything. Anyway, I decided to go with a bit of a classic. Bob Dylan is one of the most profound singer songwriters of all time, and he is in fact from the Minneapolis area, which I suppose will also classify this as a local music selection. Anyway this song speaks for itself so just give it a listen and hopefully it touches you as much as it has touched many from every recent generation. This song was released in 1964 as the title track for Bob Dylan’s Album The Times They are a-Changin’. Written and recorded in the early 60’s, this track is a testament to how when people band together, change for the better can occur. Civil Rights, social, political, and economic issues can all be overcome. Hopefully we can band together in this day and age and offer up another era of change. Also, I find it interesting that Bob Dylan’s studio apartment as a young adult is more than 6 blocks from my current residence. I present to you, one of the most iconic tracks of the early 60’s an era of change. Listen, rate, and subscribe.
I got a new song from my buddy Scott McMahon. If you listened to my last post from him, “Rant,” you’ll notice the much better production quality in his newest work called “Storm.” Mixing various electric sounds with his guitar skills makes this my favorite of his music to date. Props to Scott for this song and for the “Ooo La La La’s” in the chorus. Give my buddy some lovin’ today by listening to “Storm.” Thanks.
Take a listen to more of Scott’s music at purevolume.com/scottmcmahon
“Storm” by Scott McMahon
We’re taking it sloooowwww today with a great acoustic track from Malibou, California based Dawes. These guys have gained some well-deserved attention over the past year with the release of their 2nd full length albun titled “When the Time Comes.” Today’s track (well, video actually) is off of their latest album, and features Dawes’ mellow/folk sound. Make sure to check out their entire catalog, and of course… Enjoy!
“A Little Bit of Everything” by Dawes
Hey all. We haven’t really posted too much acoustic stuff lately, but that’s about too change…sorta. It’s not exactly acoustic, but I figured it was close enough. I picked out this song, “Good Arms vs. Bad Arms,” originally listening to the live acoustic version, but I decided to post the studio version because it sounds a little clearer. The indie rock band from Scotland, Frightened Rabbit, show their folk influence on this song and created a really soulful song. Hope you enjoy some Frightened Rabbit.
“Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms” by Frightened Rabbit
So I was on my way home from work on Wednesday and I happened to hear this song on 89.3 the Current, and I fell in love with it instantly. I thought I recognized the vocalist about half way through the song, and when I checked the playlist, sure enough, it was Britt Daniel of Spoon, another one of my favorite bands. This song starts pretty folksy, but once the bass kicks in and the harmony of the female vocals makes this song cathartic rock at it’s finest. With a sound that’s similar to but still different than Mumford and Sons, the Heavenly States take meaningful lyrics and pairs them with an upbeat and feelgood beat to make catchy songs. This song is from their new album “Oui Camera Oui” which dropped this year. Hope you find em as good as I did.
“Berlin Wall feat. Brit Daniels” by The Heavenly States
We’ve got some great great new music for you guys today from one of my favorite bands out there, Beirut. Revolving around the music styling of singer Zach Condon, Beirut features an interesting and unique sound in today’s musical landscape complete with accordions, horns and mandolins. Beirut has recently announced that they will release their next album at the end of the summer, and I can say I am definitely excited to hear it. Enjoy a new single titled “East Harlem”
“East Harlem” by Beirut
We’re featuring a track from Brooklyn based psych rockers Woods on the blog today. Woods recently dropped their album “Sun and Shade” earlier this week. Known for their experimental sound, which has been described by some as “acid folk” (what that means exactly I don’t really know). Anyways, this is definitely a chill summer song, so be sure to give it a listen or two. Enjoy!
“Pushing Onlys” by Woods