WOW, I really have been lazy this year here at Your New Favorite Song. There's certainly no other excuse for me not posting the latest video by one of my favorite up-and-coming country singers Kelleigh Bannen. The first time I heard Sorry On The Rocks I was hooked (click on that link for a photo of Kelleigh and I and the video for Sorry). I got to see her again this summer on Luke Bryan's tour and she commanded the stage with her powerful voice, charming charisma and most importantly, great songs.
Kelleigh's latest single Famous came out in late January. It's a busted relationship but you'll get yours song that delivers a big pop chorus which is apparently what it takes to get country radio's attention these days if you are of the fairer sex. Let's be honest though, I like a big poppy chorus, especially when it's as catchy as hell, and Famous' is for sure.
I still haven't heard word as to when her debut album comes out. Hopefully it will be this year. Maybe we'll learn more at tonight's #CMchat (click the link for more info and join in, it's fun).
Friday, February 14, 2014
Indie-folk duo The Royal Oui (Adrienne Pierce and Ari Shine) released their fantastic full-length self-titled debut album this week. Every time I listen to it, I seem to fall into a trance-like state as their vocals gorgeously blend together on the album's 11 songs about love and conflict. Thirty-eight minutes later I kind of snap out of it and go about my business, not really knowing what just happened. So what I'm trying to say is, The Royal Oui have gone out and made an album to hypnotize the music buying public. I'm not certain what their ultimate goal is, but if I start clucking like a chicken, alert the authorities.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Well, it appears I'm still catching up with 2013 indie releases that I would have an interest in hearing as I finally picked up Let's Be Still by Seattle indie folkers The Head and the Heart. While I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet (hopefully this afternoon), I really liked their self-titled debut from a couple years ago. Here's the video for Let's Be Still's first single Shake, which I'm already totally digging (yeah, I'm a sucker for songs with lots of hand claps).
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
YES! The Lawrence Arms released a new album this week. I'll certainly be picking up Metropole as soon as possible so I can revel in their punk rock goodness. Here's the video for the album's first single Seventeener (17th and 37th).
Monday, January 27, 2014
Two True, the third Dum Dum Girls album drops tomorrow. The only song I've heard off of it so far is the wonderfully buzzy/dreamy Lost Boys & Girls which I'm really digging. The song's sound is reminiscent of 90s alternative shoegazer bands like My Bloody Valentine or Lush that I was always a sucker for back in the day (and still am for that matter). Two True is definitely on my 2014 wishlist.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Lady Antebellum's latest anthem Compass is one of my favorite songs playing on country radio these days. Hearing those great harmonies (with lots of jubilant "oh oh oh ohhhs") and that perky mandolin lead just make my day a little bit better. How this song hasn't taken over the country charts is beyond me.