Be sure to take a look at one of Groovemine’s latest reviews: My Brightest Diamond.
My Brightest Diamond — Golden Star (live)
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th 2011
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“Sykes started out as a visual artist, and her music speaks to that. It’s heavy and solemn, and ever changing in terms of style and substance. The band’s live show is, surely, a spellbinding experience.” - Groovemine, Audiofile
Top Photo: Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher performing at Roots Roadhouse II, The Echo 8/14
Bottom Photo: Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Hotel Cafe 8/16
Jesse is an old friend of Jeff’s from Seattle, who many years ago, used to practice in his moms basement (ha!). She was in a different band then, but now tours as the Sweet Hereafter and they’re amazingly talented. She has a gorgeous voice, also very very sweet. We had a chance to chat with her for a bit, her and Jeff reminisced for a while and she later signed our concert posters (I’ll upload a picture tonight). Check out their music here. You’ll thank me!
Posted on Monday, November 7th 2011
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From the Groovemine You Should Own… list, check out Milagres Glowing Mouth, “an album of bedroom pop perfect for a day indoors.” And make sure to listen through this track for an interesting interview at the end.
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Posted on Monday, October 31st 2011
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Posted on Sunday, October 30th 2011
disconcertation: Thundercat @ The Getty (10/15/11) photos ©2011 Nelvin Salonga
Posted on Saturday, October 29th 2011
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A new Defining Genre is out discussing the lusciousness of Brazilian bossa nova:
"An offspring of samba and jazz, bossa nova offers complex harmonies, a second beat emphasis, limited percussion, and a swaying, lazy afternoon feel." - Groovemine
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Chega de Saudade
Montreal Jazz Festival, 1986
Posted on Friday, October 28th 2011
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th 2011
Some new West Coast love out of San Francisco. The Drift’s Blue Hour:
"…having an album completely carry itself on what amounts to the basics of a rock trio is a refreshing treat." - Groovemine
Posted on Wednesday, October 26th 2011
Consider expanding your international music horizons with the Finnish band Regina. Groovemine gives this album four stars:
On the whole though, the band definitely has a sunshiney bent such as on unpronounceable standout track “Jos Et Sä Soita.” With its cheery keyboard backings and a melody that teases listeners, the song sounds a lot like the backing track for some Cher Horowitz-esque (lead character from ‘90s teen flick Clueless) shopping spree. There’s also the funk guitars, organ beeps on “Päivät Valuvat.” The chorus of this song also reveals a trend on the album, Regina tends to make its choruses consist only of the song titles and “oohs” or “ahhs.” But that’s not a deterrent to enjoying them, it just makes it easier to sing along.
Posted on Tuesday, October 25th 2011
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