Thursday, June 15, 2006

HEAR: As Heard on KCRW

I'm really digging the following songs. Of course, I first heard them on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"--the ultimate source for all the cool music in the world. Most of these songs can be heard currently on the show.

"You're All I Have" by Snow Patrol: Reminds me of the kind of songs I heard in the 90's. It's a rock-pop song with lyrics that are even kinda romantic, but in an adolescent kind of way.

"Hold on" (Lindstrom Remix) by Magnet: I didn't really care for the original song but this remix has got me hooked. This song boasts of lush electronic soundscapes that take the song to a whole 'nother level.

"Multiply" by Jamie Lidell: A great R&B song that makes you move. Sounds very old-school.

"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley: Very catchy.

"Mi Confesion" by Gotan Project: From the latest album. A little bit of Spanish rap, electronica, and tango mixed up. Really cool.

Anything by James Hunter: This guy croons like he's from the 60's. I like every song on his current album, and I cannot say enough good things about it. This is definitely going to be my summer soundtrack.

"I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" The Brand New Heavies: This song can be heard in full at This soulful song makes me get up and dance.

Oldie but goody:

"In The Waiting Line" by Zero 7: From the 2002 release Simple Things. This song is sexy as hell. Also, their new album seems like another fine piece of work.

Hear samples of these songs on iTunes or your preferred online music store.