S.o.O.L: Fyfe – Holding On

Fyfe - Holding On ©Fyfe

If you’ve been around for a minute then you know that I’ve got a bit of a real melodic thirst for chill music. Fyfe fills that role quite often when I just want to relax and drink something. Here’s something to go with the Soundtrack of Our Lives:

Fyfe – Holding On:

You can find more about Fyfe at his website or on his soundcloud. Give him a shout for me. Tell him XIV sent you.

XIV

20syl and Why you should care.

(c) Onandonrecords

(c) Onandonrecords

I bet you thought that I was only going to be doing show reviews. Nah. I haven’t forgotten you and my bag is packed full of new music as well.

Some of you don’t know who 20syl is. And you were okay with that. That was wrong of you and your life is much less fufilled than it can be. French, with sass and a great electronic soul. 20syl has been blazing up my playlists for a few months now. You know the rules, I’m not just gonna prattle about music. Music speaks for itself, and 20syl almost soulful tracks can speak for both of us.

Just taste it a bit.

Here’s 20syl’s Motifs -EP:

That should be good for your heart.

XIV

T.W.o -BAGO!!!!!

Just like previously, Two Weeks of Bago this time. I wonder how I’m going to do this with most of her music being on SC. But we’re going to start with a video for “Bath Salts” the first song from the album Sunday’s Best.

 

We’re going to listen to the entire album of “Sunday’s Best” and maybe some more. Let’s have a good ride folks.

XIV

See it Before You Die – Trails and Ways

So, before we get started, I’m going to apologize for two things. First off, I’m gonna apologize for taking over a week to type this out. But, you guys know me, that’s actually pretty fast for me. Secondly, I’m going to apologize for taking these photos with my phone which sucks ass at taking low light pictures better than Riku Minato in the middle of a 8 man gang bang. But, now that that is out of the way, let me tell you about the greatness that is this show I went to last Saturday.

I got a message on Twitter (yes, you can send me one. I tend to respond) that they were playing a show in Dallas at Three Links that weekend. So, I decided to head out there to check it out. Went into the venue and was pretty stoked. Venue was nice girl at the front, (didn’t get her name) was chill and personable unlike some people I’ve seen before. Which was nice. Peter got a drink that was reasonably price for the location so that was pretty sweet too. Got in there early and saw the first show, Chinaski, The Fury. That dude went out there by himself. He was great for a solo act. He had to use a loop and he admittedly play some songs that sounded like he made them up earlier that day, (Which he said he did, actually.) but the set was enjoyable to say the least.

(c) My shitty lowlight Phone

(c) My shitty lowlight Phone

Then, various things happened so I didn’t get to see Trails come in but when I got back in there they were about to start their first song. We pushed through the crowd and made our way off to the side where there weren’t that many people and we could post up on the wall. (Yes, I understand that makes for bad positioning. But, I wanted it to be a good for as many people as possible. I’m not a small guy.) And, I think that’s where my heart jumped to eleven. Trails was great. Emma told a funny story about a guy buying them drinks and Keith did most of the talking. it was a really personable group. They seemed really down to the earth and trying keep the crowd jamming. (It wasn’t needed though, the crowd was rocking hard with them.) Peter remarked that Ian was good then noted what a huge difference that drums make on a group. Then they told us they were going to play Mtn Tune. And I fell in love.

(c) my still crappy phone.

(c) my still crappy phone.

Now, I’m no expert on love. But I’m pretty sure that that is what I fell to when Hannah brought the magic out of that guitar. Emma was killing the bass line and Keith kept the line strong while Ian was beating those drums like he was trying to find oil in those hills. All the while, Hannah was making the guitar sing its own “Mtn Tune”. I had never heard this tune before and it was quenching a thirst I didn’t even know I had. I’d throw the link down at the bottom, but listening to it on your computer doesn’t even compare to hearing it live. It was phenomenal. The set was really short but it was totally enjoyable. You guys have to see them before you die. These guys are going to get big. If they don’t. It’ll be a damn shame and a crime against music.

(c) my even worse phone

(c) my even worse phone

I bought their CD (which is more like an EP, I wasn’t really listening to them describe it because I was still falling in love with Hannah) for 5 dollars and got to talk to Keith. He’s really down to earth and I told him how great was for me. Didn’t get a real chance to talk to Hannah, (which is good because I didn’t think I would have been able to form complete sentences and would have tripped on my words.) I’ll recommend these guys to anyone anytime.

Just Great.

XIV

(Side note: If Hannah ever reads this, I’d love to take you out for some lunch next time you’re in town. Everyone has to eat sometime right?)

An Ode to Some Nice Music. Twenty One Pilots- “Ode to Sleep”

(c) Youtube

(c) Youtube

Ever had a group that you listen to remind you of someone else but you couldn’t quite figure out who it was? Remember when you couldn’t exactly understand why you really liked a band? That was how I felt when I first listened to “Ode to Sleep” by Twenty One Pilots. Reminded me a bit of Panic @ the Disco mixed w/ a bit of Hollywood Undead. But, that’s just me, tell me what you think about them.

-See you on the flip side-

XIV

S.o.O.L – Something to lounge to

(c) Death & Taxes

(c) Death & Taxes

 

I’ve got something a bit more relaxing to chill to today. My first taste of some real lounge music ear candy for the 2014 summer season. Although this song came out over a year ago I still think many of you haven’t heard this yet. My first foray into the world of Bago was her song “Devil Inside” on a Hattie Wilson BTS video that came out a few weeks ago on vimeo (not showing that because of “reasons”). She’s got a real sweet voice. I like to think her voice is a mix between Badu and LDR with sick beats that rival any of the great R&B songs of our era.

Today’s Track, “I Forget You” starts off like a horror story would with the soft laugh and then pounces on you like a jump scare with a beat that won’t let you go. Her words flow into the chorus and they take you for a ride and don’t let you go till it sequences into the next track.

It’s a true Head-Swayer. Here you go: “I Forget You” by Bago

Party hard My Friends,

XIV

Something so new the ink isn’t dry yet “Draft Day” By Drake

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Big ass image, new ass track. I’m bringing you something that is so new that the ink hasn’t even set yet. Drake just dropped a new track from his personal label October’s Very Own as a shout out to Johnny Football. And, I got to admit. This shit is bangin. Fresh flow, throwback beat, smooth track. Don’t take my word for it, pop the music into your ear and just enjoy the track.

Taste the music-

XIV