"The Hippy Mafia just might be the best new f****** band in the entire world" ~Dan Burke / The Velvet Underground
"The Hippy Mafia are what the Gorilaz would have sounded like if they'd been real people from Manchester." ~Chris Long / BBC RADIO
Depending on who you follow on Twitter - sometimes you can discover some pretty phenomenal music.
As is the case with Canadian music loving CBC Greek boy, George Stromboulopoulos...
@strombo A new day. Song to start the day... @thehippymafia - Apollo Creed... tiny.cc/6f210
And cue me listening to the track like a hundred times over two days. Love it.
So who and what is The Hippy Mafia? Well it's the collaboration of individuals from different music genres hailing from different parts of the globe and they effortlessly fuse elements of funk, hip-hop and Brit rock into their musical landscape.
“I play for girls, smiles, and broken hearts” – Scotty James
Discovered this artist yesterday on Twitter via @CrazedHits
Artist: Scotty James
20-something Canadian singer/songwriter (hometown: Waterloo)
Influences: John Mayer, Matt Nathanson, The Fray, Lifehouse, Teddy Gieger
Buzz track: 'Wanna Be Loved'
One more track by Scotty....'Miss You Good'
Artist: Portugal. The Man
"In The Mountain In The Cloud" marks Portugal. The Man’s sixth full-length in as many years also marks the band’s debut for Atlantic Records. Carrying forth the momentum triggered by their unexpected rise in 2006 and their FM airwave success of “People Say” (from 2009’s The Satanic Satanist), In The Mountain In The Cloud continues the pattern of an album per calendar year, a feat made all the more staggering when you consider the band’s fervent devotion to the open road, logging over 800 shows—performing everywhere from freight elevators to a mesmerizing set at Bonnaroo—since their inception. In The Mountain In The Cloud marks the first recording by the band to accurately harness their onstage energy; it’s a recording that places Portugal. The Man’s devout work ethic and singular vision on full display.
Album Name: In The Mountain In The Cloud
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Not sure what it is about the first single 'Sleep Forever' but I watched the video a solid 10 times the first day I received it. Maybe it's that swelling soundtrack feel to it or that dreamy daydream quality or hit the open road and just drive vibe...whatever it is....bottom line, I love it. And it never gets old no matter how often you hit the repeat button.