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on Napster type AAA picks Sept. 2017 in search box (Case sensitive)
These are new releases from Heritage artists, all receiving a good amount of airplay. This could be the biggest U2 on my personal chart since “Original Of The Species” reached #10 in 2006. Beck has had a single #1 on my chart with “Sexx Laws” in 1999. For ex-Oasis brother Gallagher, this is his third solo single this year. “Sunday Morning Call” from 2000, was one Oasis’ biggest songs on my personal chart, peaking at #5.
U2 You’re The Best Thing About Me
BECK Dear Life
LIAM GALLAGHER For What It’s Worth
SON MIEUX Hiding (Indie Pop band from the Netherlands)
ST. VINCENT Los Ageless (Tulsa’s Annie Clark began her career as a member of the Dallas orchestral pop collective the Polyphonic Spree. That band, described on Spotify as “drawing comparisons to The Faling Lips, and The Beach Boys with a smidgen of Godspell-like attitude thrown into the mix. A few of their songs have appeared on my personal chart over the years including “Hold Me Now”, “Running Away” and “Two Thousand Places”.)
GABRIELLE APLIN Waking Up Slow (As so many seem to these days, Aplin started in career posting cover tunes on YouTube . While she started out more acoustic-folky, this song has a more pop edge to it..)
SKIP MARLEY Refugee (The grandson of Bob Marley and nephew of Ziggy.)
7HORSE Swagger (Roots rock offshoot of the 90’s alternative band Dada. The California threesome had a big modern rock hit in 1992 with”Dizz Knee Land” and just release a new single “Take Me To The Song” on Sept. 22. They also have a song called “Timothy”.
MATT POND PA Still Summer (NY indie rockers formed in Philadelphia, hence the PA. Matt started his own label, 131 Records, last year to be able to take control of his creative process after a 20 year career. The band has released 2 albums in the last year “Winter Lives” last November and “Still Summer” last month.)
RHYS LEWIS I Know The Feeling (London based singer-songwriter. This one is retro soul, sounding like something out of the late 60’s)
CASSIA 100 Times Over (Brit band offers their own brand of what is described as “calypso-flavoured afro-rock”.)
New releases from artists of the new wave era.
SQUEEZE Innocence In Paradise (This British band was prolific between 1978-1998 and then went onto solo projects before reuniting in 2010.)
NEIL FINN Second Nature (Ex of Aussie bands Split Enz and Crowded House.)
PAUL WELLER Woo Se Mama (The man behind The Jam and Style Council.)
SPARKS Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) (Quirky American band that is led by 2 brothers, Ron and Russell Mael. Their 1st release was in 1971 under the name Halfnelson.)
ANDERSON EAST All On My Mind (Alabama native whose influences range from vintage rock ‘n roll, gospel, r&b and country. This falls somewhere in the middle.)
File under Alternative-Folk from Canada
SHRED KELLY Archipelago (This band is from British Columbia and the song is more on the pop side of folk.)
ELLIOTT BROOD Dig A Little Hole (This guy is from Ontario and this one is more Country-Americana.)
Two bands I talked with an Uber rider about.
BARR BROTHERS It Came To Me (Based out of Montreal, the brothers are actually from Providence, RI. Their music can be loosely described as Blues-Folk.)
WIND AND THE WAVE Before The World Explodes (This co-ed duo from Austin, Texas specializes in folk-pop, country and bluesy roots rock. The latter can be heard on “Raising Hands Raising Hell Raise ‘Em High”.)
STEREOPHONICS Caught By The Wind (A Welsh band whose 1st release was in 1996 . They had a string of top 10 hits in the UK between 1998-2005. They have reached my top 3 twice, once in 2000 with “Pick A Part That’s New” and again in 2013 with “In A Moment”. In total they had had 23 songs reach my chart. )