A playlist for you of ten of my favorites:
Tune Yards - She is a very surprising artist. She's got wild, feminine creativity. She is quite raw and childlike. Her voice is striking. She is not completely accessible. . .even for my taste and I like that.
White Denim - I like the way these boys twist and turn. The guitars take an original view on themselves. It’s neat messy music.
MIA - I don’t care if she moved into Brentwood with a Hollywood tycoon. . .MIA rules in her domain. Although I haven’t heard her new record yet. . .I am really hoping that she has held the standard.
Ike and Tina - I love early Tina. . .man. . .if I had pipes like hers.
The Shins - James Mercer is a great songwriter if you ask me. I never really know what he is talking about, although I know all the words to his songs. I like that.
The Clash - I can’t believe I never saw this band live. . .I don’t believe I have actually lived.
Kate Bush - Naturally. . .'The Dreaming' is one of the best records ever made..but if you want to hear an obscure yet truly brilliant song search "Emptying The Bull Ring" by Kate Bush.
Elbow - I have seen Elbow shows like. . .35 times. . .seriously. . .I love every time. They put on one of the best live shows I have ever seen. Way to go boys.
Jaime T - I like this kid a lot. . .He loves The Clash. . .you can tell. . .He is blending hip hop. . .punk. . .reggae. . .rock in with his own bag o tricks. . .I like his band. . .They’re in it to win it.
Paul Simon - Always makes me feel at home. No matter how long it has been since I have heard a tune of his. . .it always comes back to me. I grew up on his music so I guess its stitched in there.