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Tuesday Tunes--April 26, 2016


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Tuesday Tunes--April 26, 2016

Shaun Cordingley

This week, we start off with a real soul feel, and then get a little bit random, as I tend to do...

The Guys From do not hold the rights to any of these songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music, or re-expose them to things they may have forgotten about.

At the top of each section, will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.

In Your River - Snoh Aalegra

Snoh Aalegra (SNOH for short) is a transcendentally voiced r&b/soul singer from Swe who recently released her second EP (or mini-album as they seem to be fond of calling it) Don't Explain. 'In Your River' is a perfect representation of the cinematic type of soulful R&B SNOH is just perfect for--she has future James Bond theme written all over every one of her tracks. Any soul fan, any R&B fan, or anyone who is just looking for a great, lounge-y track for their week should stop and immediately listen to SNOH...I can almost promise you one song will not be enough.

One More Night - Michael Kiwanuka

London's Michael Kiwanuka is up next with his gritty and soulful rock track "One More Night". Some of you may be familiar with Kiwanuka (as he is a bit more well known than most musicians I feature here on Tuesday Tunes) after he won the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll: he is an extremely talented singer/songwriter, with a sound infused with the influences of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan and Bill Withers. Honestly, this is just one of those songs that you should listen to because it's so damn good.

Kiwanuka's second album Love & Hate (which "One More Night" is from) is expected on the 27th of May.

Good as Hell - Lizzo

I have been sitting on putting this song up until it really fit into a week, and now I finally feel like this is the perfect week for "Good as Hell" from Minneapolis' indie hop hop artist Lizzo. Now looking back, I kinda wish I had done this before Barbershop: The Next Cut had come out, but whatever: it does not change the fact that Lizzo has one hell of a feel-good song here.

This is a strut song if I have ever heard one, and I'm almost positive that once this one gets is official video, and a bit wider play, you are going to hear this everywhere this summer. If I was still spinning, this would be in every set for a few months, and then I would probably dance remix it up as well, because this is a song that will get every single girl on the floor. And those songs are priceless. Especially ones with a real positive message, a good bounce to it, and one that gets a smile on my face every time I play it.

Halfway to Hell - Eliot Sumner

Second generation musician Eliot Sumner (formerly releasing music under the name Coco) released their debut solo album Information was released this January and I have to say that I am quite fond of the dirty rock track "Halfway to Hell". The fuzzed and grimy guitar combined the with Sumner's vocals just click for me. Sumner's new wave/indie rock sound has a retro feel to it (you may get some late 90s vibes from the opening especially), but there is nothing derivative here: this is just a damn good indie rock track. 

Giants - Savoir Adore

Indie-Pop band Savoir Adore wrap this week up with their track. There's a lot here that is just awesome: the dueling vocalists, harmonizing and flowing together is fantastic, the looping, dreamlike rhythm is at both times (somehow) mellow, and a groove to dance to. It's really hard to describe actually, as while it does definitely have roots in the indie music scene (specifically coming out of New York right now), there is something that just makes Savoir Adore unique.

They're currently touring with X Ambassadors--check out their website to see if they're near you, as I bet you those two put on one hell of a show

March's Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist is available here! As usual, I have done my best to mix it all together like I'm spinning a set for you, but as that is hard to do without being able to fade, mix, or talk through the transitions, you will have to forgive a few hard edges...although this one was not as hard as some months previous.

The February Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist, with all the songs put together the way we all like it, the Massive, 2-month (and almost impossible to blend together) December & January Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist is right here. The November Tuesday Tunes Apple Music Playlist and the October Apple Music Playlist is still available of course as well, in case you have not caught those yet (or just need more in your life).

Support what you dig! It's soooo much cheaper than anything else out there.  You cannot even buy novelty flying discs for what one of the songs listed here would cost you...I mean, sure you can still get some awesome flying discs, but come on, what are you going to get more use out of?

We will see you again next week with 5 more Tuesday Tunes, and the April 2016 playlist!

-S (@Shauncord)

RIP Prince.

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