A good mix of catchy tunes for the summer.
1. St. Lucia - "The Night Comes Again"
Young Buffalo took the stage to this song last month and it stuck with me.
2. The John Butler Trio - "Livin' in the City"
I spent an extra night in Vegas just to see JBT.
3. Rayland Baxter - "Yellow Eyes"
Preview single for the upcoming album. I really like this song.
4. Toots & the Maytals - "Gee Wiz"
This isn't the best Toots song, but he sounds so happy singing it.
5. ZZ Top - "TV Dinners"
I recently started getting into ZZ Top. When this song hits 1:24, you'll see why I picked it.
6. Orgone - "I'm a Woman (I'm a Backbone)"
Just saw them in Vegas. I also interviewed them on my podcast.
7. Saigon - "Blown Away"
Sometimes I feel it may come across that I don't listen to hip-hop. That isn't true. I believe a lot of today's emcees either have nothing to say or they don't have a flow. Saigon is an exception.
8. Dawes - "Right on Time"
I was let down by the new album as a whole, but this pulsing, guitar-forward song stood out.
9. Tokyo Police Club - "Miserable"
Just interviewed Dave Monks for my podcast. This is an infectious number by his band Tokyo Police Club.
10. The Arcs - "Stay in My Corner"
Dan Auerbach's latest side project strikes gold with this lush dreamscape.