Playlist: Best of March 2015

A countdown of my top 25 favorite tracks posted to SoundCloud in March, featuring,

25 Gil Lewis “I Can’t Do It”
24 Fletcher “Over My Head”
23 the Wombats “Give Me A Try”
22 $heWon’t “t o u g h l o v e”
21 Action Bronson “Baby Blue (ft Chance the Rapper)”
20 Years and Years “Worship”
19 Turbo Fruits “No Reason to Stay”
18 the Japanese House “Pools to Bathe In”
17 Yates “Dive”
16 Oddisee “That’s Love”
15 Kassassin Street “To Be Young”
14 Gallant “Open Up”
13 Petit Biscuit “Sunset Lover”
12 R.LUM.R. “Show Me”
11 Tigertown “Papernote”
10 Kero Kero Bonito “Picture This”
9 American Wrestlers “There’s No One Crying Over Me Either”
8 Compny “Lovers”
7 Batts “Morals”
6 Torres “Sprinter”
5 Lauv “the Other
4 Fyfe “Keep It Together”
3 Will Joseph Cook “Message”
2 Max and the Moon “Harps”
1 Saint Raymond “Come Back to You”

Enjoy and Keep Exploring!


Stuff I Dug (3/31/15)

The Stuff I Dug Playlist is where I dump all the songs I liked recently but didn’t write a post about. It also gives me a chance to give some props to some of the other excellent WordPressers sharing music out there.


This list’s inclusions:

Moullinex “Take a Chance”
Ephemerals “Life is Good”
Pfarmers “the Ol’ River Gang”
Aaron Molyneaux “Soft Lies”
Polographia “Righteous Hit”
White Magic “I’m Hiding My Nightingale”
Gallant “Open Up”
Props to Old Rookie
Andy Studer “Glyphs”
Jagaara “In the Dark”
Props to Unwritten Sound
Salt Cathedral “Holy Soul”
Props to the Fat Angel Sings
Hayden Sandford “Shadows”
Props to the Lucky Velvet
Circa Waves “Young Chasers”
Props to NottheTwins
Grounders “Fool’s Banquet”
WhoMadeWho “Ember”
Tropics “Rapture”

Music Discovery of the Day for 3/31/2015

Today’s Discovery for Tuesday, March 31 comes from the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Retro Surf-rock group Beach Day hails from Hollywood, FL, just south of Fort Lauderdale. Their vintage sound invokes the sounds of surfer girl groups from days gone by, and is perfect for chilling on the beach with a drink (in a coconut/pineapple, with an umbrella) and watching the tides roll in. Kick back and enjoy Beach Day’s “BFF’s” and have a happy Tuesday.

Listen: Beach Day “BFF’s”

Enjoy and Keep Exploring

Rolling Stones Announce 15 City North American Stadium Tour

Looks like I’m about to have an opening in the 1 slot on the bucket list again. The press release (via the Stones’ FB page):

Ladies and gentlemen…the Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The tour will make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Ete de Quebec.

Tickets for these dates will go on sale Monday, April 13. For ticketing information please visit

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public, beginning Wednesday, April 8.

“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer! We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs.” – Mick Jagger

“We love being out on the road and it is great to come back to North America! I can’t wait to get back on the stage! – Keith Richards

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood head back out on the road after their critically-acclaimed 14 ON FIRE tour in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The iconic band will treat their generations of fans to special one night only shows, with a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice”, and “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”, as well as special gems from their extraordinary catalogue.

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will be the first time the rock legends have played North American stadiums since 2005-2007’s A Bigger Bang Tour.

The stage design for the stadium shows includes a thrust that extends deep into the audience allowing the Stones to interact directly with their fans. Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.

AEG Live’s Concerts West is the promoter of the Rolling Stones ZIP CODE Tour.

The tour will also coincide with the Rolling Stones re-release of Sticky Fingers on May 26 in North America, and May 25 in the rest of the world, by Universal Music. Sticky Fingers, one of the most revered albums from the Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of fans in 2015. The 1971 classic features timeless tracks such as “Brown Sugar”, “Wild Horses”, “Bitch” and “Dead Flowers”. Sticky Fingers 2015, with its iconic zip cover, will be unveiled in a variety of formats. The deluxe editions include a generous selection of previously unreleased Stones studio outtakes from the Sticky Fingers sessions and stunning live performances from that time. These sought after tracks have never been available until this release.

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Olympic Studios in London, and produced by regular confidant Jimmy Miller, Sticky Fingers was released just before the Stones became tax exiles in the south of France, leaving Britain after a sensational farewell tour. It also featured some of the most ground breaking design in rock history, with its famous working zip on the front cover and artwork by Andy Warhol.

the Rolling Stones – ZIP CODE Tour

May 24, 2015 San Diego, CA Petco Park
May 30, 2015 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
Jun 3, 2015 Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium
Jun 6, 2015 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
Jun 9, 2015 Atlanta, GA Bobby Dodd Stadium
Jun 12, 2015 Orlando, FL Citrus Bowl
Jun 17, 2015 Nashville, TN LP Field
Jun 20, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Jun 23, 2015 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest/Marcus Amphitheater
Jun 27, 2015 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
Jul 1, 2015 Raleigh, NC Carter-Finley Stadium
Jul 4, 2015 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jul 8, 2015 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Jul 11, 2015 Buffalo, NY Ralph Wilson Stadium
Jul 15, 2015 Quebec, QC Le Festival D’Ete de Quebec*

*wristbands will go on sale at 12pm local on Sat, April 11

New Music: Turbo Fruits “No Reason to Stay”

I first discovered Nashville’s Turbo Fruits as a support act opening for Surfer Blood on their Astro Coast tour. They have a really solid and catchy garage-rock sound, and now, they’ve returned with their latest track, “No Reason to Stay”, produced by the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. Check it out below.

Listen: Turbo Fruits “No Reason to Stay”

New Music: the Mowgli’s “Bad Dream”

Another Summer Jam alert! LA-based indie-pop band, the Mowgli’s (they of hit single “San Francisco”) have premiered the latest track from their upcoming record, Kids in Love, and it’s an upbeat little thumper. Check it out below.

Listen: the Mowgli’s “Bad Dream”

Music Discovery of the Day for 3/30/15

Today’s Discovery for Monday, March 30 comes from the USofA, finally. Sam Dew is a songwriter out of the Windy City (Chicago, for the international readers) who has written hits for artists like Rihanna, Estelle, Wale, Mary J Blige, and Jessie Ware. Now, he’s stepping out on his own. With his clean and lovely falsetto and the production of TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Dew has released his debut single, “Desperately”. Check it out below.

Listen: Sam Dew “Desperately”