Jumping all the way up to one of my favorite tracks of the year comes “Happy Birthday Mama” off of the collaborative 10-track LP, Better On A Sunday, between Sugar Tongue Slim and Khari Mateen. These two shared several connections through the years, from being raised in Atlanta, to establishing themselves in Philly, to collaborations … Continue reading STS x Khari Mateen – “Happy Birthday Mama”
Sick of the same old Grammy music? Big record labels? Radio replays? Mega-superstars? Stay fresh with latest in the independent scene where we never repeat and select those artists killing it in the DIY music scene. Check out the playlist for my latest blog radio show on KUNM! You can also check out the two-week … Continue reading ABQ Back On Track Blog Radio – KUNM 89.9 FM (3:00-6:00am) – Sunday, January 28th, 2018
The moody melody genius is back after releasing the debut EP, Coming Up, last year off of Gothenburg label, West Coast Recordings. The solo project of Filip Johnson, Jelly Crystal’s newest track is equal parts dramatic pop and glam rock, while channeling the likes of Bowie, Ariel Pink, and Scott Walker, who he calls “imaginary … Continue reading Jelly Crystal – “Now Awake”
Santa Monica artist, Leven Kali, teams up with L.A.-based do-it-all musician, Syd, on this downtempo, chill-vibe track. It’s all about the teasing sexiness between partners in a loving and safe way, which comes across so smoothly with Kali’s and Syd’s vocal interplay and G-funk thump on this throwback R&B single.
Bristol-based brothers @slim_summers_sons and @turt_summers_sons form the duo known as Summer Sons, a hip-hop outfit with a smooth blend of jazz-flecked beats and soulful bars. Out via German label, Melting Pot Music, “The Feeling” sounds like it could be an easy entry onto last year’s BadBadNotGood’s Late Night Tales release, as there is an after-hours … Continue reading Summer Suns – “The Feeling”
The first track of our 7Tracks2Back series this week focuses on indie pop band, Coma Cinema’s “Burden.” Out of Asheville, North Carolina and headed by frontman and founder, Mat Cothran, this track comes off of their latest LP, Loss Memory, which was released last December off of Fork and Spoon Records. According to Cothran, this … Continue reading Coma Cinema – “Burden”
Go out and support the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Albuquerque Rally today! This mix of music can be your soundtrack for the event, or as you work your way through the week. Finally! A live show again! Jessica Lea Mayfield will be at Meow Wolf tomorrow (Monday, January 22nd, 2018) evening, with guest act Sun … Continue reading ABQ Back On Track Blog Radio – KUNM 89.9 FM (3:00-6:00am) – Sunday, January 21st, 2018