Discovering Optimism in the Melancholic: A Spotlight on Hovvdy 

Austin, Texas musicians Charlie Martin and Will Taylor first came on my radar with their single Problem, off their 2016 release Taster. The band’s first full-length release is a washed-out and slow crawl of nostalgia’s introspective lens that anyone can poke their head into and relate.  I’ll walk you home / You say you’re tired of talking to people you don’t know / Feet on … Continue reading Discovering Optimism in the Melancholic: A Spotlight on Hovvdy 

Durand Jones’s funky, intimate “Private Space” [Album Review]

Bringing a tried and true funk/disco formula to Private Space, Durand Jones & The Indications prove that groovy basslines and romantic lyrics will never go out of style. Tapping in falsetto Aaron Jones on all but two tracks, Durand Jones & The Indications struck gold with Private Space, a pleasing and playful selection of songs that are highly replayable and palatable for many audiences. The … Continue reading Durand Jones’s funky, intimate “Private Space” [Album Review]

Multi-instrumentalist John Lisi Welcomes You Home with “I Hope This Feels Good” [Album Review]

As if directly inspired by Steve Lacy’s Ted Talk on the creative possibilities brought about by advanced technology, John Lisi created I Hope This Feels Good, a gentle, soft-around-the-edges album. Employing jazz and alternative stylings with his saxophone, guitars, keyboard, and computer, the project keeps its allure over many replays. I Hope This Feels Good’s cover art tells you much of what you need to … Continue reading Multi-instrumentalist John Lisi Welcomes You Home with “I Hope This Feels Good” [Album Review]

New Music To You: Babe Rainbow, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Jaden Smith

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Babe Rainbow, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Jaden Smith. Peace Blossom Boogy // Babe Rainbow I wasn’t around to know for sure, but this song feels like what I imagine partying in the 1970s was … Continue reading New Music To You: Babe Rainbow, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Jaden Smith

New Music To You: Capital Cities, André 3000, the Grateful Dead, and Goldfinger

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Capital Cities, Andre 3000, the Grateful Dead, and Goldfinger. Farrah Fawcett Hair // Capital Cities, André 3000 You might’ve heard of the techno-psychedelic rock group Capital Cities back in 2013 when their first single, “Safe and Sound,” was … Continue reading New Music To You: Capital Cities, André 3000, the Grateful Dead, and Goldfinger

New Music To You: Jurassic 5, Flume, and Ari Lennox

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Jurassic 5, Flume, and Ari Lennox. Work It Out // Jurassic 5 feat. Dave Matthews Band Hopefully, you’re like me and played hours upon hours of NBA Live 07 when growing up. You know — the one with … Continue reading New Music To You: Jurassic 5, Flume, and Ari Lennox

New Music To You: Weezer, Booker T & the M.G.’s, and The Black Keys

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Weezer, Booker T & the M.G.’s, and The Black Keys. I’m Just Being Honest // Weezer Have you ever been in trouble for being too honest? Frustrated from a seemingly nonsense argument with a significant other? Believe me, … Continue reading New Music To You: Weezer, Booker T & the M.G.’s, and The Black Keys

New Music To You: Mt. Joy, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Pharrell Williams

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Mt. Joy, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Pharrell Williams. Astrovan // Mt. Joy “Astrovan,” released just last year, embodies the spirit of feel-good 60’s classic rock. It just makes you wanna throw on a tie-dye tee, pile into a … Continue reading New Music To You: Mt. Joy, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Pharrell Williams

New Music To You: Florence + The Machine, Brothers Osborne, and Pusha T

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Florence + The Machine, Brothers Osborne, and Pusha T. What The Water Gave Me // Florence + The Machine There’s really something to be said about a song that gives you the chills while seemingly transporting you to … Continue reading New Music To You: Florence + The Machine, Brothers Osborne, and Pusha T

New Music To You: Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, and slowthai

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, and slowthai. Beyond // Leon Bridges Leon Bridges’ voice is phenomenal — we know this (and if you don’t, prepare to learn). There’s not much else to say, really. He deftly glides through high … Continue reading New Music To You: Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, and slowthai