A new year. A new Awopbamboom. Happy 2014.
EASY BEING GREEN
Al Green’s legendary album “Let’s Stay Together” is being re-released with a colorful touch. Newbury Comics (by way of the Fat Possum label) is selling a green-colored vinyl pressing of the 1972 classic. The cost? USD$23.99. For more info, click here.
To hear the titular hit, look no further . . .
SOUNDTRACK OF 2013
“The Heat” was fantastic. The soundtrack may be better.
Here’s a sampling:
BAND TO WATCH
SLEEPER AGENT …One of the first videos from this Kentucky-based group, “Get Burned,” was a mess.
It’s a good song blown by hipster derring-does. But the band’s follow-up video “That’s My Baby” picks up where the last one ended and elevates them to a higher plain. The song’s a gravedigger – smooth shovels of nicely clipped indie beats with the grit of twangy goodness.
Our feeling? What we have here are five male musicians serving up some White Stripe zeal, Yeah Yeah Yeah steadiness, and pop/country zing for their frontwoman, Alex Kandel. With a new album out this year, we think 2014 is in for something special.
A little taste of what’s to come:
OTHER BANDS WE’RE WATCHING THIS YEAR
The Juan Maclean
At first nothing special, then the simplicity grows on you. Loungey, bouncy, long and fun . . . This is “Feel Like Movin’.”
Til Next Time… Keep On Clickin’ On…
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