Fresh Track Picks Real Rock And Roll Music Blog Edition August 24, 2017.
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Tracks by Hiroshima Hearts, The Babies, and Everyday Heroes!!!
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HIROSHIMA HEARTS – ‘Spend Your Money’
Well, holy cow, this track is one hell of a blast of rock and roll. ‘Spend Your Money’ is taken from Hiroshima Hearts’ EP ‘Bone Music’. The video for this is amazing as well.
Hiroshima Hearts is also doing a very special vinyl release this fall:
ANNOUNCEMENT time! Ladies and gents, we’re releasing vinyl! Our previously unreleased single, Reach Out, will be released as a 7-inch with a huge release show at The Aeolian on September 16! Our very special guests are Pacanomad! More details to come, but for now, we’re stoked to share the amazing album art by Jeremy Bruneel. TICKETS / RSVP . Join us!
THE BABIES – ‘Midnight Mile’
I’m sneaking this one into my selections a little bit, to be honest. Shhh, it’s just between you and me right? The Babies are one of my favourite bands of the last few years, but there are two reasons why they’re not the best candidates for the track of the day. The first is that they haven’t released anything since 2012. Well, technically there were some album outtakes out in 2015, but still, it’s hardly brand new music. Secondly, they’re not really a full-time band, more of a side project for members of the bands Vivian Girls and Woods.
Despite this though, their album Our House on the Hill is, in my opinion, an absolute American indie classic. A mix of slacker, folk, Americana, post-punk, with echoes of Lou Reed, Patti Smith, R.E.M., Pavement, The Shins, a ton of others. It’s the aural equivalent of reading a Denis Johnson book or watching a Jim Jarmusch or Kevin Smith film. I stick it on and immediately I’m somewhere in small town America, hanging around aimlessly at night outside the convenience store in an otherwise darkened and partly derelict strip mall. It’s brilliant, and I love it, and I spend a good percentage of my time banging on to other people to listen to it too.
Anyway, ‘Moonlight Mile’ was one of the singles off this album. I’ll stop trying to justify myself now and just let you listen to it and make your own mind up.
EVERYDAY HEROES – ‘The Ballad of Robert Johnson’
by Maria Savva
Everyday Heroes, from Newport, South Wales, have just released a fantastic new EP, “The Other Side of Nowhere”. The band played the Steelhouse Festival last year after winning a battle-of-the-bands contest and are building up an impressive following on social media.
I’ve enjoyed listening to their new EP. The 5-track offering is essential listening for lovers of good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.
Every song is fabulous, but I’ve chosen “The Ballad of Robert Johnson” as my track of the day as the band have produced a great video for it.
You can also order physical copies via the band’s official store.
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