Third release from San Francisco-based band. Mostly English rock and pop with songs in Spanish & French as well. Some funk & swing. Produced by Todd Sickofooge of Ani DiFranco. Try 1,2,4,6,11,12
New and modern sounds from these Malian super stars. Featuring Santigold, TV on the Radio and Theophilus London. Play all.
Native New Yorker and a second generation Puerto Rican American, Rene Lopez presents a now-signature sound he calls “Electric Latin Soul.” It is a mix of Latin Soul, Boogaloo, rock, hip-hop and R&B. Some tracks are really cheesy. All in English. Try 1,2,7,10.
Chicago indie pop rock band. They incorporate viola, guitar solos, 4 part harmonies, ambiance and strong songwriting. RIYL: Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Try: 3,4,6 FCC:2
Made in Iceland is an ongoing series of compilations produced by Icelandic Music Export. The fourth in the series features nineteen songs by nineteen bands. The album is an eclectic listening experience, veering from the irresistible upbeat electronica of FM Belfast to the magical soundscapes of amiina and the unique jazz rock fusions of Agent Fresco. Try 1,2,3,4,8,9,10
The album celebrates the Canadian pop band’s 20th anniversary. RIYL: Constantines, Teenage Fanclub, New Pornographers Try: 1,3,9,7 FCC: 11
Pretty straightforward reggae-rock band from Canada. RIYL: John Brown’s Body, Bedouin Soundclash Try: 1,3,6,9,12.
The second album from Boulder, CO poetic and emotional singer-songwriter. Trained in piano and opera. Indie pop, classical, ragtime and American roots music. FCC clean. Play 8,5,9,10. RIYL: Joanna Newsome, Regina Spektor.
Second album from popular Nigerian singer-songwriter. Some songs in native language Yoruba. Poppier and more accessible than previous album. Asa first caught the ears of her global audience with her smoky voice and confident political messages, which were wrapped in deceptively sweet melodies and laid-back acoustic guitar strumming. On Beautiful Imperfection she has shifted her goal towards creating more joyous, uplifting music, while weaving together 60’s soul, pop, reggae, rock, and more. FCC clean. Play all.