After a week filled with lackluster 'overly pitchy, not feeling it' performances on Amercian Idol and a really heinous song making the YouTube rounds a miilion times over...(FYI: I will unfriend and unfollow anyone who buys this song on iTunes...cross my heart).
(Note to Jon Bon Jovi....Steve Jobs isn't killing the music industry, the Rebecca Black's of the world are. But on that note I did have a dream last night that Eminem and Dr Dre went on the Jimmy Fallon show and covered 'Friday' and it was as the kids say today, an 'epic' performance. So now I think it should totally happen. Are you listening to me Jimmy?)
I figured that some good music should be heard to stop our ears from bleeding. It's my good deed for the day. You're welcome.
The Lines...from across the pond, UK indie rockers who are just fabulously brilliant.
(Ben) Lovett...from the Southern parts of the USA
Northcote...from Victoria, BC
Feeling the need for some music videos today...
So here are some recently released videos for you to check out.
Atomic Tom - Don't You Want Me
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor (feat. Pitbull)
Mike Tompkins - Firework (beatbox/a capella cover)
Boyce Avenue - Perfect (acoustic cover)
Foo Fighters - Rope
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
"At 21, Mayfield looks like an ingénue but sings like a worldly-wise veteran, picking apart relationships with the sly eroticism of someone who's lived a little." ~Rolling Stone
Jessica Lea Mayfield is a singer/songwriter from Kent, Ohio who is turning heads with her stripped down raw country meets folk rock meets indie musical vibe.
Jessica has been performing since she was eight years old and at age 15, she recorded her first EP White Lies in her brother's bedroom.
One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. After an introduction, Mayfield and Auerbach hit the studio, laying the foundation of her debut album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt.
Spin named her on of their '35-must-hear-acts at SXSW and featured her as part of their 'next big thing in 2011' predictions.
Dan Auerbach had a heavy hand in the making of her latest release 'Tell Me' (well he 'discovered' her after all)- and you can hear his influence all over the album. And that lends itself to that badass quality that is winning critics over.
Bottom she's a little bit of everything and uniquely herself....her music is haunting as it is beautiful...and she pours her heart out and she brings you along for the ride.
'Our Hearts Are Wrong'