Every week, we load new songs into our music library for Overcast Radio. Below are five standouts we added last week.
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From London: The Bohicas’ “Where You At?”[wpdevart_youtube]lnObs6BQ8lw[/wpdevart_youtube]
Hi def, fast, hook-heavy, polished modern rock. They’re tight because they’ve been playing together since a love of music brought them together in high school. Their debut, The Making Of, was produced by Mark Rankin (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club) and Chris ‘Merrick’ Hughes (Tears For Fears).
From Halifax: Heather Green’s “The Wild Ones”
While most Atlantic Canadian musicians leave the east coast for more populated cities to establish themselves in, California’s Heather Green left the glitz and glamour of her home for the simplicity and intimacy of Halifax’s music scene. “The Wild Ones” is her first single off a forthcoming album, Your Last War, produced by Canadian iconic producer Daniel Ledwell. It’s a great, original sound topped off by her arresting voice and earnest delivery.
From PEI: Liam Corcoran’s “Let It Be Now”
This one’s a bit of a slow burn — you’ve got to hear it once or twice, and by then it’s lodged in your head for the rest of the day. Could be the catchy chorus’s playful phrasings. Liam Corcoran is well-known as the frontman for Charlottetown’s much lauded indie-pop band Two Hours Traffic. ROM-DROM is his first solo album, weaving equal parts alt-country, folk, and pop set to melody-driven musings. Dale Murray (Cuff The Duke, Christina Martin) is among its producers, and there’s a Newfoundland connection: Kinley Dowling of Hey Rosetta! is on the album.
From Denver: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ “S.O.B”[wpdevart_youtube]1iAYhQsQhSY[/wpdevart_youtube]
Folk soul songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff is blowing up this week. The music speaks for itself. He’s a sincere, talented songwriter whose been at it since age 7, when he first learned the drums. Amazon.com called his 2010 album, In Memory of Loss, “The number one album you might have missed in 2010.” No one’s going to miss this new album. And somewhere, Otis Redding is dancing in his grave. Already, The New York Times has called him a hero.
From Ohio: SPORTS’ “Reality TV”
A Stereogum “Band to Watch,” these pop-punk friends have made a mark on the amazing music scene in Ohio. Their latest single, “Reality TV,” is an ode to the distraction and vitality of TV these days. It’s off their forthcoming album, All of Something, recorded by Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Girlpool), which won’t be out until late October.