You played along with the Fiver, listened to the songs, gave your comments & hopefully found some new tunes that will make you happy. Or not.
Ladies & gentlemen, your Scoop.
Track 1: Why Even Try by Theophilus London (featuring Sara Quinn)
A rapper, songwriter & producer from Brooklyn who is on the cutting edge of a new urban pop movement (says his website). Very 80s-inspired dance track with the chimes & the throbby base in the background.
Track 2: Let it Go by Karmin
I found these guys when a friend told me about their YouTube channel where they’ve posted covers (like this one) and originals. A Boston-based duo that is a mashup of classic rock, jazz, R&B and pop. This is way outside of my musical comfort zone, but I am entranced by her voice, can’t get past it! Oh, and if you tune into the BET Awards pre-show tonight, you’ll get a chance to see & hear ‘em.
Track 3: Wrecking Ball by Voice of Addiction
I’ve waxed poetic about these guys before, here, so their inclusion should be no surprise. This is off their newest CD, which you can listen to at their website; you can also download a bunch of their older tunes for free (my favorite).
Track 4: Shanghai Cigarettes by Caitlin Rose (with Rayland Baxter)
Her website says that this song is: ” …another fine example amongst many, with fuzzed out lead guitar and Caitlin riding a swinging rhythm, it sounds like it would happily sit on a Flying Burrito Brothers record.” Who am I to argue? This one is fun.
Track 5: No Time (Beats Remix) by The Heavy
This British duo rocks my socks off. This remix was downloaded from a free Amazon sampler, but the original is on The House That Dirt Built, along with a bunch of other really interesting tunes (plus How You Like Me Now, which is on a commercial for some car but always makes me dance when I hear it because it sounds so much like James Brown) and they are my new love.