New Music Monday – 8/15/16

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Hiss Golden Messenger
Durham, NC
“Biloxi” from Heart Like a Levee out October 7 on Merge Records

Right about now, you’re likely thinking my musical taste is all over the place. You’d be right. My favorite musicians / bands come from all over the musical landscape. MC Taylor and Hiss Golden Messenger pull from country, soul, jazz, punk, gospel, and more. You name a genre, they’re probably putting it in the mix at some point or another. What better way to write great music than to build on everything you’ve encountered in life? – Jason

Angela McCluskey
“You and Me”

A new single from this incredible California based Scottish singer. Angela was in town doing a bit of cabaret with her composer husband Paul Cantelon and a rotating cast of high caliber musicians during last year’s Savannah Film Festival, and I made sure to drop in every night. While it was a film festival, these intimate shows were definitely a highlight for me. If you’re thinking she sounds familiar, you’ve defintely heard her voice before, whether it was during a commercial for AMEX or when she’s worked with Dr. John, Cindy Lauper, Deep Forest, Tryptich, Paul Oakenfold, or Télépopmusik. Take a few minutes to go through her body of work and you may just get sucked in. All that and she was gracious and kind each time we chatted. – Jason

Arum Rae
“Wasn’t My Time” from her new EP Loners

I don’t know how many of you remember her from her time here in Savannah playing Sentient Bean and The Jinx, but Arum’s lead track from her recently released EP is one of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard this year. It sounds different than most of her previous work to my ears and I hope her fans give it a chance. – Jason

Daniela Andrade
Toronto / Montreal
“Digital Age” from her recent EP Shore

While I found this song on a Spotify playlist of a friend, apparently Daniela grew her fan base via YouTube and other social media channels. All I know is this song is now in one of my weird, late night playlists. Maybe I’ll share one of those here on hissing lawns one day. – Jason

You Once Were
Savannah GA
b side for a tape that has our old stuff on the A side

Self-described as “emoviolence” and that makes sense on the first track, “tired, can’t forgive”, all feedback and laid bare anger and aggression of youth. The following track, though, retains a bit of the feedback over a slow chord progression and some found samples. Kinda cool all around. – Tom

JEFF the Brotherhood
Zone out now on Dine Alone Records

The brothers Orrall have created an album of tight, yet fuzzy psyche/grunge that would have sounded great in 1991 and that you’d still be spinning today. I saw them open for Weezer a couple years ago, and it totally made sense. – Tom