In need of some new music in your life? Well, I’ve got you covered. Here are my top picks from what is coming out this week.
Kid Karate – Lights Out EP
This Irish duo has been tearing it up in LA these last couple of weeks. I’ve been looking forward to this release since I first heard “Two Times” in preparation for this year’s SXSW. To me they have a very White Stripes kind of vibe, hard-hitting and raw rock music. They play in San Diego tonight at The Griffin.
Ben Rector – The Walking In Between
As a huge fan of his previous releases, Into The Morning and Something Like This, I have high hopes for this singer songwriter’s newest release. Ben has a talent for writing fun and engaging pop songs. I haven’t delved into The Walking In Between yet, but the first single “Beautiful” is the free single on itunes this week and I listen to that and can’t help but smile. He’s coming back to SoCal this fall playing the House of Blues in both SD and LA September 23rd and 24th
Truth & Salvage Co. – Pick Me Up
Before they moved to Nashville, Truth & Salvage Co. was one of my favorite LA bands. They put on such an enjoyable live show with their Americana rock, you can’t help but dance and sing along. I’m going to guess that Pick Me Up is a very apt title for the new album.
Also of interest:
- The Winery Dogs – The Winery Dogs
- Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy
- Relient K – Collapsible Lung
- Filligar – Hexagon
- Mona – Torches and Pitchforks
- Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes
- Hands Like Houses – Unimagine