Mid Day Music Blast: Aaron B. Thompson – “Middle of My Own Nowhere”

 

It’s Sunday Funday guys! And most of you don’t even have work tomorrow. Grab a drink, eat some brunch, recover from yesterday, and listen to this excellent song by Aaron B Thompson.

His SoundCloud page describes his new EP as: “Brand new music from Aaron B Thompson the “Dark” EP carries powerful messages of hope, the sting of regret, the welcome of change and the pain of love. The songs embody the Xennial mind set borrowing sounds from the 80s and 90s juxtaposed by modern vocals. The lyrics hold the weight and depth of reflection, set against catchy melodies and pop arrangements.”

 

I feel that emanating through the nostalgic lyricism that seem to both suggest a feeling of the difficulty and necessity of moving on and always moving forward. Go listen to the nice interlude around 2:45 and the ending one around 3:45 and tell me you didn’t just become a fan.

 

Find more from him on Spotify here. 

And as always, follow our playlists here. 

 

Mid-Day Music Blast: Of The Valley – “Italy”

 

My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to see the National last night at Boston Calling, and I think we’ve found their heir apparent here with Of The Valley. The second verse really stands out to me as a gut punch:

“I wrote your letter on my face

To remind myself you are near

‘Open me in Italy’ I couldn’t, I had my own life to feed

Now I’m moving forward and it feels like you’re moving forward too

The way I move- is it touching you

The way that I move- is it still touching you”

 

I feel like anyone who has been through a rough break up can empathize with those lyrics. The ambivalent nature of moving on, getting better, growing up, but those random moments of thinking back and wondering who that person you used to love might be now, whether they ever think about you, whether your initial impact still has a lasting one. Anyway, just a really great song, go check them out.

You can find them on Spotify here. 

And as always, they will be added to our next playlist, which you can find here.

 

Morning Commute: Black Sheep

 

 

Start your Saturday morning off right with this catchy throwback track from Grandmother Corn! Isn’t Saturday really the best day to do things that may make your family think of you as the black sheep? Jam out to “Black Sheep” off Grandmother Corn’s May released album, Daphne to put yourself in the right vibes to start drinking before noon, get that new tattoo, make an irresponsible purchase, or live it up in whatever way you see fit. Black Sheep have more fun.

More of a Spotify person? Check them out on Spotify here.

And don’t forget to follow our Spotify playlists.

Have a great Saturday guys,

Caleb

TOTD: Riley Catherall – Watered Down

Listen here on Spotify

This is one you’ll definitely be seeing on the podcast in the coming weeks. We’ll let you guess what the theme might be. I love how emotional this song gets, and you know how we love our Folk/Americana around here.

Honestly, I think my favorite version of the song is the Woolshed Sessions he did on youtube:

This is definitely one of the artist that is a quintessential example of why we want to exist. He has basically no plays on spotify yet, and he’s just oozing with talent. Let’s see if we can start to fix that for him.

-Caleb