Petal has recorded a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky.” The band cut the single in a collaboration with Brooklyn artist Kevin Devine. In their version, Petal cut the signature synthesizer sound and decreased the tempo of the Long After Dark classic. The change altered the song's tone completely, creating a somber contrast to the original.
I just binged my way through the first season of HBO’s Insecure. I had heard good things about the show. I did not anticipate how much I would love Insecure’s soundtrack. It took me forever to get through the first season because I keep googling the music in every episode. One song from the series blew me away: 1500 or Nothin’s “Girl.
Jade Bird is only 20 years old. She is from England. She only has a handful of songs out there. When the musician sings she sounds like she has been playing in a Nashville club for a decade.
After Tom Petty passed away last October, the Heartbreakers existence as an incredible band was unfortunately cut short. Anyone who attended their 40th Anniversary Tour could see that the band still wielded incredible musical ability, yet they were suddenly without their leader. Music with a different singer would not be right. Any new music would have to come from their archives. Last week Petty’s family released the first posthumous song of the musician’s career, “Keep A Little Soul.”
In 2017 I hit an unexpected run where every piece of great new music that I heard came from Australia. I was surprised by how diverse and talented the current Australian music scene is. Holy Holy, Tash Sultana, Courtney Barnett, and Jen Cloher, are just a few of the Australian musicians and bands that I love listening to. Another Aussie group, The Paper Kites, are one of the best folk rock bands going right now.
Blues sideman Matt “Guitar” Murphy passed away on Friday. He played with Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, Memphis Slim, Ike Turner, and a slew of other incredible musicians during his well-traveled career. Murphy’s most famous gig was as Jake and Elwood’s guitar player in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. In 1978 Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi... Continue Reading →
Last Friday television host, author, and chef Anthony Bourdain passed away in France. Bourdain was a big music fan. He featured musicians like Iggy Pop, Marky Ramone, and Alice Cooper on his show. One musician who he forged a bond with through his television work was Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age. Homme composed music for Bourdain’s No Reservations and appeared on the program.
Florence + the Machine are going to release a new album at the end of the month. Before the U.K. band begins to circulate new music, this is a great time to look back at a gem from their early career. In 2010 Florence + the Machine covered Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and revealed how well they can unleash an epic moment.
During the summer of 1998 I sat in a movie theater in Ocean City, NJ and watched what I thought was an amazing movie. I was twelve years old and everything about Godzilla seemed epic. It was not until about ten years later when I saw a rerun on television that I realized it was actually not a good movie. Two decades years later, the only enduring part of Godzilla is its soundtrack.