The big sales week is upon us! I'll be bringing you the sales on a daily basis here, as well as introducing you guys to some new music I've been listening to.
I think it is vitally important for musicians to always be expanding the scope of music they listen to. Far too many people, especially male people over 30, stop listening to new music. They just like what they like and never go beyond that. But we're musicians, and part of our growth is getting out of our comfort zone to explore new territory. The moment you stop growing, you start decaying!
St. Paul and the Broken Bones make cultural appropriation a true art-form. Their modern Caucasian take on Soul is heavily influenced by classic rock. Similar act Alabama Shakes got much more popular attention, but I think St. Paul and the Broken Bones has a bit more depth. St. Paul's second album Sea of Noise offers a great demonstration of their range. Embedded here is my favorite track from that album, Midnight on the Earth.