Radical Something – We Are Radical

27 09 2011

 

 

Rating: 4 out of 5
Tracklist

1. Long Hair Don’t Care
2. Escape
3. Looking For Love
4. Be Easy ft. Kinetics
5. Puppy Love
6. Radio
7. Give Me A Sign
8. No Lovin
9. Gonna Be Good
10. Come With Me
11. California
12. Freedom
13. Hey Babe
14. We Are Radical
15. Be Easy (Acoustic)

Link to Purchase: iTunes
Direct Download: Here
Twitter: @weareradical 

I’m really glad these guys were able to put out an album and they managed to do it in just 4 months. Radical Something is a group comprised of some laid back rhymes from  alternative hip hop artist Loggy, smooth guitar laden production from DJ Big Red, and sweet soulful choruses from Josh Cocktail. The trio has managed to bottle up the essence of California and put it into song. Songs like Escape, Be Easy, and Long Hair Don’t Care make you want to trade in your Honda Accord for a convertible.

Here’s an acoustic version of Come With Me to give you an idea of what these guys are all about.

You can’t help but be in a good mood listening to We Are Nothing. From beginning to end this album has the vibe of a summer breeze and palm trees. Loggy, DJ Big Red and Josh Cocktail come together to create a fresh sound and if they keep making music like this their future will be as bright as the California sunshine they sing about.

Stream the album below:





Sounds of Summer (Updated)

22 07 2011

There’s nothing better than a nice summer day with some good music and some good company. So I decided to throw together a playlist of some of my favorite summer tracks.

For your convenience I’ve added a download link to the bottom of the post in case anyone interested.

Without further ado lets get started:

Donavon Frankenreiter – Your Heart

Surfer with guitar + mariachi band = good song

Don’t let the name fool you. Donavon Frankenreiter’s Your Heart will get any summer day off to a good start. A little fun fact for you, Donavon and Jack Johnson became good friends after he rented a room from Jack’s parents.

Airborne Toxic Event – Changing

This is a great way to get the party started here. This song just makes people want to clap their hands, stomp their feet and clank some beers.

Corinne Bailey Rae – Is This Love (Bob Marley Cover)

Not too many people could do this song justice but I just love her voice.

Damato – Angels

This is one of those songs that you here once and just instantly fall in love with. I’m shocked that this isn’t being played on every radio station all day long.

Regina Spektor – Fidelity

I know the hipsters probably hate the fact that Regina Spektor made a song like this, but its nothing short of addicting, even to us ‘normal’ folk.

Zach Deputy – A Little Bit Of You

This is feel good music right here. My sister put me onto this guy and I’m glad she did because he’s legit.

Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings

If you don’t know of Mayer Hawthorne yet, you need to get familiar because this guy is so smooth. Its like Buddy Holly and Diana Ross had a baby.

Newton Faulkner – I Need Something 

Newton Faulkner is crazy talented with the guitar and has a great voice too. My only gripe is that this song isn’t long enough. At 2 minutes and 56 seconds you find yourself just wanting more. Ah well you can just run it back as needed.

Phoenix – Girlfriend

This song may stick out like a sore thumb, but its a good song none the less and it puts me in a good mood.

Jon Butler Trio – Better Than

There isn’t much better than listening to this song on a nice summer day.

Third Eye Blind – Bonfire

Lets get something out of the way right now. I have an unhealthy obsession with Third Eye Blind. This is despite the fact that Stephan Jenkins is probably the worlds biggest douche, they make great music.

Radical Something – Be Easy ft. Kinetics 

I’m expecting big things out of these guys. Loggy and Kinetics kick some nice rhymes over this laid back beat and Josh Cocktail just puts you to bed in a hammock on the chorus.

City & Colour – The Girl 

Beautiful song here. One of my all time favorites. Dallas Green has such a haunting voice that it gives me chills.

Plain White T’s – Rhythm Of Love 

I’m sure anyone who listens to the radio on a regular basis is probably sick of this song by now, but I don’t listen to the radio so I still love hearing this song on a nice day. Not too mention I just watched No Strings Attached and this song played at the end so I decided to throw it on here.

Graham Colton – Pacific Coast Eyes

I’ve been listening to Graham Colton’s music for a while now and he’s actually a really cool guy if you ever get the chance to meet him in person. This is a song of new album that just came out earlier this year and is quite fitting for summertime.

Jack’s Mannequin – Holiday From Real

Though they didn’t make a video for this song, I’m not sure its necessary because lead singer Andrew Mcmahon paints the picture perfectly through his lyrics.

*Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

How could I forget this song? Perfect summer jam right here and a great way to end the Sounds of Summer playlist.

Updated: As promised here is the download link for the playlist: Sounds of Summer

Feel free to recommend any additions in the comments.

 

 

 

 








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