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MD Picks of the Week: 7/01/2012

Posted: July 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Columns, MD Picks

Hey everybody! We’re introducing a new tradition where each week the Music Director (me) selects a new artist, album, and song that are bound to perk your ears up a bit. Each week I’ll be posting something that may have gone under your radar a bit, but you’ll really like. Some of these will be available in the rotation shelves (look for the silver stickers), but most of this is just to spread the music around! I hope you all will enjoy it!

This week’s MD Picks are…

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ArtistThe Oh Hello’s

Really great new artist from Texas. Their new album merges a lot of folky aspects with a new rock and alternative sound. This brother-and-sister combination has great vocal harmonies.

Similar to: Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars

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Album: The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

I absolutely love The Tallest Man On Earth. For those of you who don’t know him, he’s this Bob Dylan-esque Swedish singer-songwriter with a very folky feel. This album, though maybe not as revolutionary as his Shallow Grave album, is incredible and definitely worth a listen.

Similar to: Bob Dylan, Joe Pug

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Song: Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again

This British singer-songwriter merges soulful roots music with a great bluesy background. Michael Kiwanuka has the incredible ability to make you feel like you’re in some raggedy pub somewhere, just watching him pour our his soul. This song is just so beautiful.

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Enjoy! See you next week!

(Graham Starr)

 

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