February 21, 2019, RRAR Music Blog has your fresh track picks!
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Tracks by Rival Sons, Rain Pheonix, and Bryde!!
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RIVAL SONS – Look Away
“Feral Roots” the brand new album from Rival Sons is an amazing release. I will hopefully get around to reviewing it soon, but I’ll tell you right here and now, if you’re a fan of rock’n’roll, you need this in your ears right now.
You can pick up your copy, or listen to it on the usual streaming services: Get “Feral Roots” right now.
The band is on tour right now (they really work their butts off on the road), and you can find all the dates on the Rival Sons’ website.
RAIN PHOENIX feat. Michael Stipe – Time is the Killer
by Maria Savva
“Time Is the Killer” is a beautiful and haunting track from actress Rain Pheonix, younger sister of the late River Phoenix. The single appears on a new release called Time Gone. It’s Rain Phoenix’s first solo release and features vocals by Michael Stipe (REM).
The release also features previously unreleased tracks by River Phoenix’s band Aleka’s Attic: “Where I’d Gone” and “Scales & Fishnails.”
In a press release, Rain Phoenix said, “It’s so hard to believe River’s been gone for 25 years. It really made me think about the construct of time, how we create it to make sense of things, and how especially with grief, it never really snaps to a grid. That said, a quarter of a century has a definite weight to it and I felt compelled and guided to share River the musician, with the world.”
BRYDE – You Do Something to Me
Yeah, I know. I write about Bryde a lot on this blog. I reviewed her debut album last year and voted it my favourite record of 2018, and I reviewed a solo gig I went to see her at in Shrewsbury last year. I’m going to defend myself though by reiterating how great I think she is. Indie, sometimes folk-tinged, alternative rock in the same universe as Patti Smith, Sharon van Etten, PJ Harvey.
This is another cover, the second of three I’ve picked this week, mainly because some of my favourite artists just happen to have recently released covers. ‘You Do Something to Me’ is probably my favourite Paul Weller song, and here it gets a lush makeover with some gorgeous cello and instrumentation, and a bit of a change up in the melody which Howell’s voice makes haunting and introspective. Weller enthusiasts might not be happy, but I think this is by far the best version I’ve heard of this since the original. I like them both. There’s room in the musical universe for both certainly. Lovely stuff.
(artist photo by John Williams)
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