Monday
Oct222012

[INTRODUCING] MONDAY MUSIC EARWORM WITH FREE ENERGY

[INTRODUCING] MONDAY MUSIC EARWORM WITH FREE ENERGY

This week's Monday Music Earworm goes to Free Energy! The 5-piece rockers from Philadelphia are comprised of Evan Wells, Scott Wells, Paul Sprangers, Sheridan Fox and Nicholas Shuminsky. We included their mellow track "Dance All Night" in last week's Hump Day Mix. The song is the second single off of their sophomore album, Lovesign, dropping on January 15, 2013. The band got their claim to fame back in March 2010 with the critically acclaimed release of their debut album Stuck on Nothing. In fact, Rolling Stone Magazine included Free Energy in an article about the best new bands of 2010. So two years later and a label change, Free Energy is back with NEW energy! They've parted ways from their old label and will be releasing Lovesign independently through Free People. Be sure to give this song a proper spin. It's even available as a free download! Check out their album teaser video below. We're kind of excited to hear the rest of the songs from Lovesign.

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Friday
Oct192012

[LISTEN] FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - CLASS OF 1987 - PART 1 - 10/19/12

[LISTEN] FLASHBACK FRIDAYS - CLASS OF 1987 - PART 1 - 10/19/12

This week we are flashing back all the way to the 80s to 1987! I was six years old and living in Thailand. So I can honestly say that I've only heard these songs after coming to America. Whenever I hear Atlantic Starr's "Always" I'm reminded of my 7th and 8th grade dances. The song would come on at the end of the dance and you did not want to be the last one standing without a partner. I don't know if it was because I was friends with all of the girls in my class that I never had a probelm when it came to the last dance of the night or because they knew I wasn't going to get inappropriate with them. *I guess I'll never know.

I was pretty shocked to see the number of songs on this week's mix that hadn't been used before. For those of you who listen to the FF mixes week after, I'm sure you'd be shocked that I haven't used Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies" (LOVE them), The Bangles' "Walking Like An Egyptian" (#1 song in 1987), Whiney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive." It was a BIG year for amazing music. Hit play!

Flashback Fridays - Class of 1987 - Part 1 - 10/19/12 - SugarBang.com from kennygenius on 8tracks Radio.

 

Complete tracklist include:

Atlantic Starr - Always
Bananarama - I Heard a Rumour
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Breakfast Club - Right On Track
Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is
Expose - Point of No Return
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
Heart - Who Will You Run To
Huey Lewis And The News - Jacob's Ladder
Janet Jackson - Let's Wait Awhile
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Head to Toe
Lou Gramm - Midnight Blue
Peter Gabriel - Big Time
Ready For The World - Love You Down
Richard Marx - Don't Mean Nothing
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
The Whispers - Rock Steady
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Thursday
Oct182012

[INTRODUCING] THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH THE REBEL LIGHT

[INTRODUCING] THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH THE REBEL LIGHT

Raise you PBRs to this week's Thirsty Thursday artist, The Rebel Light! The  Los Angeles-based indie rockers are comprised of Alan Steil, Jarrett Steil and Brandon Cooke. The band has been busy promoting their debut EP which is set to release on October 30. As an indie band, the guys look for ways to save on recording costs by recording the vocals in their bathroom and the drums in a wood shed. Talk about keeping the DIY indie spirit alive! Their debut EP consists of three incredible tracks - My Heroes Are Dead, Goodbye Serenade and Wake Up Your Mind - the latter being featured in yesterday's Hump Day Mix. The song really caught my ear with its Depeche Mode-esque sound and catchy hooks. You can stream their music (and even download if your hearts desire) right from their SoundCloud page. Be sure to also check out their music video for Goodbye Serenade. Lead singer, Alan, says that "it's a bit of an inspirational trip down memory lane, celebrating every milestone of the 20th century onwards, from the first man on the moon to the birth of Facebook. The song has a quirky vibe with piano, trumpet and the xylophone." The Rebel Light will be playing School Night at Bardot in Hollywood on November 12th. Free show! So you better come and support these guys.

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