5 Tracks ‘Til Friday – September 14, 2015

Hand picked jams. Just for you.

“I Can Be Somebody” – Deorro feat. Erin McCarley

I have a love-hate relationship with the EDM community but I love Deorro’s 2014 hit “Five Hours” (the original, not the Chris Brown abomination). This collaboration with indie singer-songwriter Erin McCarley has a lot of heart and even more bounce.

“Fell In The Sun” – Big Grams (Phantogram + Big Boi)

After Phantogram produced several tracks on Big Boi’s 2012 solo LP Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, I dreamed a dream that the unlikely pairing would someday make an entire album together. On September 25, that dream will become a reality. Billed as Big Grams, Phantogram and Big Boi have teamed up for what is sure to be one of the most intriguing and entertaining collaborations of the year.

“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” – The Dead Weather

Jack White never sleeps. After releasing his excellent sophomore solo album Lazaretto last year, most would have expected Jack White to take some time off but Jack White never rests. Five years after Sea of Cowards, Jack White and Allison Mosshart (The Kills) have resurrected their psychedelic blues rock project The Dead Weather. The group will release their third LP Dodge and Burn on September 25.

“Your Loves Whore” – Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice have the elegant allure of a pop act with the grit and tenacity of alt rockers and both sides flourish on “Moaning Lisa Smile”. Reminiscent of The Cranberries and The Smashing Pumpkins, this London based band released their debut album My Love Is Cool earlier this year.

“The Load-Out/Stay” – Jackson Browne 

Our forgotten jam of the week is Jackson Browne’s 1979 classic “The Load-Out/Stay” from his acclaimed Running On Empty LP. The nine minute epic was recorded live at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland while on tour in 1977  and it combines Browne’s own “The Load-Out” with Maurice William’s 1960 hit “Stay”. The former is a heartfelt tribute to the hard working people who make touring possible and the latter is a thank you to the crowds who show up to support the artists. Gracious and charming, “The Load-Out/Stay” is a timeless classic that is worth your time.

Check back next week for another installment of 5 Tracks ‘Til Friday.

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