Berlin Got Blurry

While my co-writer in crime can likely speak more to the sentiment of this song’s title, I’m loving this driving cut from New York City’s Parquet Courts.  Dig the main riff, which is slightly reminiscent of 60s western scores a la “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” (composed by recent Oscar recipient Ennio Morricone).

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Elf Kid hits the streets

I can’t get enough of this 18-year-old boy, who ain’t looking for a wifey and might just be the second coming of Dizzee Rascal. Enjoy:


Melt Yourself Down

I’ve always enjoyed a good culture clash—especially between Africans and Brits.

Melt Yourself Down is no exception. A love child from a trip through Northern Africa involving punk and saxophones? Sign me up.


Lungs

As the Porter Ranch Aliso Canyon well continues to spew methane gas into our already smoggy city, we wish the best for those directly affected by this environmental disaster.  While we can’t lend our lungs to you, we can share this poignant number from Townes Van Zandt:


Because it’s Saturday night…

…and the feeling’s right, let’s take a listen to a badass DJ and producer. La Fleur currently hails from Berlin by way of Sweden and is about to embark on her third year as resident DJ at the world famous Watergate night club. Her future in the techno capital of the world was realized in pharmaceutical school of all places- “a pharmacist who found alchemy in creative control,” as Sanna La Fleur herself so aptly puts it.

Fingers crossed many more ladies follow her lead and make their way into the electronic music scene. STAT.


Changes

Black Sabbath’s “Changes”, a uncharacteristically heartfelt piano ballad, surprised many fans at the time of its release in 1972.

Though even more surprising may be Charles Bradley’s choice to cover the song for his upcoming album “Changes.”  The soulful crooner takes the song to soaring new heights, which you can hear below.


All Your Favorite Bands

Now that 2016 is officially underway, we hope the best for you. And most importantly, may all your favorite bands stay together!