Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - You Got This Mix

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I've been a bit slow about adding new music to my playlist.  Still toying with the idea of creating a couple of different "new music" playlists with a slightly different bent - one for Trending Tuesday and Thursday and a different one for Featured Friday.  We'll see...

Meanwhile, we are into the second half of 2018 and I have a ton of music already loaded into my "New Music" playlist - so let's shuffle!

"Black Woman" by Claudio Conti

I have been thoroughly enjoying Garnet Dusk by singer-songwriter Claudio Conti in recent months. Today's track has a particularly wonderful sound to it. A great track to start my morning.

"Mercy Point" by Beth McKee

Next up, we have another track from the awesome Dreamwood Acres album by Beth McKee. I really loved this song, and it bears a closer listen outside of my morning commute. This album is rapidly becoming one of my favorites of the first half of 2018.
"Last Days" by Timothy Dark

Timothy Dark is an interesting figure.  With one foot in the world of hip hop and one foot in the New York singer-songwriter community - Dark straddles those two worlds with aplomb. This is a track from his EP Dark Day Afternoon.  His most recent album is called The Last Days of Timothy Dark.  The album - and I think this song - are an admonishment to live each day as if it is your last.  Timothy Dark's story of recent years is one of loss - family, job, and more. His recent music is an answer to that loss and I am hearing it loud and clear - and his message is much needed and much appreciated. 
"Friends" by In the Light of Led Zeppelin

Next up, we have another track from Led Zeppelin tribute band  - In the Light of Led Zeppelin - from their album The Pompeii Sessions.  This is a cover of a song that was originally released on Led Zeppelin III in 1970.  Although, I don't usually feature tribute bands on E2TG, I have been digging this band - who reinvent Led Zeppelin songs with the retrospective influence of later Plant and Page solo projects - especially world music influences. Since the originally already had an Indian/Caribbean influence - this song a great choice for inclusion here. 

"Wonder" by rOZZ

Next up, we have another track from the Belgian singer-songwriter who performs as rOZZ from her album Crunching For The C.  rOZZ is a former professional astronomer who sees herself as more of a philosopher. I really loved hearing this song this morning. 
"Sense of Place" by Middlemist Red

As I have previously mentioned, Middlemist Red released their album Ripple Soul a couple of years ago, but I didn't come across it until earlier this year - as part of a promotional push ahead of the band's first ever UK tour.  Middlemist Red are a psychedelic rock band from Budapest, Hungary.  The band's name comes from a flower that is considered one of the rarest flowers in the world. 

"Sooner" by Soft Science

Next up, we have a first listen to Northern California band Soft Science. "Sooner" was a single released ahead of their album Maps - which is out now. A dreamy atmospheric track - Soft Science are a great addition to the E2TG playlist. 

"37" by Shriekback

And we close things out with another track from the latest album by UK band Shriekback.  Their latest album is called Why Anything? Why This?  The album finds the band  -  perhaps best known for their 1985 song "Nemesis", in fine form. I am digging the album  - and this is is so far one of my favorite songs from the album. 


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