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AWOPBAMBOOM – Vol. 15
Music 4 Music People

From white noise to the death of a drummer, here’s what’s orbiting the musical universe this week.

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What we’re listening to…

Mini Mansions, “Vertigo”

An especially eerie music video to accompany what was already an odd song to say the least.

Pvris, “White Noise”

Trying hard not to #WhiteGirlProblems on this one. Pvris presents an electronic love song about an ex-lover who doesn’t even notice her anymore.

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Ryley Walker, “Primrose Green”

Walker’s use of basic accompaniment compliments his old-school vocals very nicely here.

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Sigma ft. Labrinth, “Higher”

Take a sec to appreciate the vocals in this song, block out the supporting beats if you must. 

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Dan Deacon, “When I Was Done Dying”

Songs like this are the gems of the world. Why? Few know about “When I Was Done Dying” making it the best-kept little secret.

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On the Rise:

Otherkin

We wanted to bring you a full playlist of songs but Otherkin is so fresh to the music industry that they’ve only got this jam. Stay tuned.

Winter Mountain

It never ceases to amaze me how much unnoticed musical talent the UK has…

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Interview

Jennie Vee

The NYC-based rock n’ roll darling talks shop with NewsWhistle’s Chad Werner.

http://newswhistle.com/archives/12584

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo

Not your craziest interview. Robert Trujillo’s just a good man with some great insight on the music industry.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/metallicas-robert-trujillo-on-the-joys-of-jazz-great-jaco-pastorius-20150402

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Honorable Mention

Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer, Bob Burns passed away Friday, April 3rd in a single car accident. The accident occurred in Cartersville, Georgia. As a member of the band, Burns helped create the group’s first two albums and now has his name engraved in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s induction came in 2006, when Burns performed with his mates for the first time since his departure in 1974. As a side note: Burns was not involved in the ill-fated plane crash in 1977 that took the lives of three fellow bandmates.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Free Bird”

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Lead-In Image of Justin Bieber courtesy of dubassy / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com