Happy 2020! May that be my last time saying that.
We’re kicking out the cobwebs and trying to shake a cookie addiction here in the Music Dept., but there’s no time like the present to get some new music out to you. I have many wishes for the new year, but I’ll simply wish that more music venues open and stay that way and more artists record their music and play live in 2020. Listen, like and buy it. Support artists, support live music, tip your bartender.
Massachusetts post-rock sextet, Caspian are releasing their fifth full-length album today. On Circles is a continuation of the band’s crashing cinematic sound but adds some new instrumentation between their wall of sound guitars. They’re hitting the road for a lengthy North American tour for the first six months of the year. More info below.
Modern folkie, Todd Warner Moore has released his fifth album, Path Overgrown. His songs are nice and mellow with clever lyrics sung in a subtle voice. The American ex-pat (originally from Kansas City, Kansas, he has lived on Lamma Island in Hong Kong for almost the last decade) is reminiscent for Van Morrison and Bob Dylan as well as current counterparts like M. Ward and Andrew Bird.
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Brit synthpop artist, Georgia capped off last year with a nomination for BBC’s Sound of 2020, while her summer smash, About Work The Dancefloor, was included in Pitchfork and Gorilla vs. Bear’s Best Songs of 2019 lists. Her album, Seeking Thrills came out on January 10 and I absolutely love it. The first single is 24 Hours and below is the accompanying video.
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On January 17th, iamtheliving released his new tune Could You Be? The track was produced by Chin Injeti (Kanye West / Anderson Paak / Drake) and features Ashleigh Ball of Hey Ocean! The singer/songwriter and performer from London, England blends classic R & B beats with soothing, sensual voice on this track, which he describes as “a story about two people falling in love, a powerful mental and physical energy exchange between them.” Have a listen