Top 5 | FRCH Jams of the Week

Here are a handful of selections to get your creative juices flowing AND your earphones pumping! I have made an effort to pick a variety of sounds so that everyone can find something to suit their mood. Live it up!

Aloe Blacc – Good Things
I know this came out a while ago, but it doesn’t really matter too much because the songs on this record are timeless! Aloe Blacc’s songwriting and voice reference an early 70’s Bill Withers-type approach that most everyone should be able to relate to… and this is a good thing!

Radiohead – The King of Limbs
It’s that time again…time for another Radiohead release! The new record picks up where In Rainbows left off, further cementing the band as one of the best to ever do it. The King of Limbs is a soundscape that provides an ideal backdrop for cranking out inspired design concepts. The video for the first single, Lotus Flower, captures the weird and intriguing dance moves of frontman Thom Yorke.

Tennis – Cape Dory
A fantastic mix of surf, pop, with a tinge of twang, Tennis sounds like they could have opened for Marvin Berry & The Starlighters at the ‘Enchantment Under the Sea Dance’. This album has been at the top of my playlist for the past couple weeks… I can’t get enough.

Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
What if, through some weird kinship in time and space, the Sex Pistols embraced disco and honed their sound for the dance floors instead of the mosh pits? Luckily for us, The Drop-Out Orchestra has realized just that by re-working the tune Pretty Vacant into a club-ready disco inspired killer. Thankfully, we live in an era where technology allows the opportunity to re-envision and repurpose familiar songs to create unexpected juxtapositions.

Chris Brown Featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil’ Wayne – Look At Me Now
Busta Rhymes rips on this song something silly, reminding me why I used to pore over all his verses and try to follow his triple-timed staccato flow line for line. Bump it in your whip!

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