Thursday, July 31, 2014

Up We Go - Lights

Song: Up We Go
Artist: Lights
Album: Little Machines

First single, third album.  Quite like this.  Never got into Lights before but this one is a corker.  Big chorus.

Up We Go

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Together (2014 Version) - Odyssey

Song: Together (2014 Version)
Artist: Odyssey
Album: Together EP

Here's a little story...

Odyssey are an NYC-based disco band from the late 70s best known for their track "Native New Yorker."  Originally called The Lopez Sisters, the band has continued to write and perform throughout the years with founding member/singer Lillian Lopez-Collazo-Jackson succumbing to Cancer in 2012.  Her son, Steven Collazo has continued the band with a variety of singers and musicians and is working on a new album but released a four-track EP earlier this year.

Ronika is an English singer-songwriter whom I recently highlighted with the release of her debut album Selectadisc.  I couldn't believe she didn't include the track I first knew her from, "Automatic" which has an unbelievable killer groove and is arguably her best song.

Steven Collazo's new Odyssey's aforementioned new EP contains two re-worked Odyssey classics "Together" and "Back to My Roots" as well as the original versions of two other tracks. ("He's Coming Back," "Sooner or Later")

The new "Together" is rather groovy, I love the updated House mix:

Together (2014 Version) - Odyssey

I didn't really hear it initially but now I hear a little of Ronika's "Automatic" there:

Ronika - Automatic

Well, then you listen to the original "Together" from 1982:

Together (1982) - Odyssey

Oh.  Big Oh.  Maybe that's why "Automatic" is not on the record.  Hmm.

And yes, "Together" was co-written by Nile Rodgers.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

American Dream Plan B - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Song: American Dream Plan B
Artist: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Album: Hypnotic Eye

13th studio album, first since 2010's Mojo.  A real rock 'n' roll affair.

American Dream Plan B
Fault Lines
Red River

Monday, July 28, 2014

Right Here - Jess Glynne

Song: Right Here
Artist: Jess Glynne
Album: Right Here

U.K. singer to watch.  Debut single after two hit features.  Pop-House becoming a 'thing.'.

Right Here
Rather Be - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
My Love - Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne

Friday, July 25, 2014

All the Rage Back Home - Interpol

Song: All the Rage Back Home
Artist: Interpol
Album: El Pintor

No Carlos.

All the Rage Back Home

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wrong Club - The Ting Tings

Song: Wrong Club
Artist: The Ting Tings
Album: Super Critical

Third album.  First single.  Killer groove.

Wrong Club

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back to the Shack - Weezer

Song: Back to the Shack
Artist: Weezer
Album: Everything Will be Alright in the End

Ric Ocasek is back.  10th Album.

Back to the Shack