Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Oceans - Little Brother Eli
Back when I first talked about Oxford Indie Blues/Garage Rock band Little Brother Eli, In June of 2016, I mentioned that I was looking forward to their upcoming, full album Cold Tales, and then (apparently) never talked about it at all once it did.
Well today, I'm going to rectify that, and chat about the first track: "Oceans"; check out the official video below.
Little Brother Eli is just one of those bands that I throw out in every (annoying) "rock is dead" conversation I get drug into, and "Oceans" is an excellent example of a modern band making an old school (feeling) rock song. It has excellent guitar work (take a second and appreciate the chord progressions), Alex Grew has a great rock voice, and the entire track is just so perfectly balanced and executed..."Oceans" sounds like what you are thinking about when you say "rock music".
And I 100% mean that as a compliment; "Oceans" is a damn good rock song from a band who should really be garnering a lot more attention, and hopefully as they continue to put in work at festivals around the UK (and release great music for those of us way too far away to see them live), they'll keep on growing so we can get even more blues-y indie rock.
Here's the June 2017 DSD Playlist! We're only missing one track this month (as is tradition)! This months list was actually one of the harder ones for me to put together into something that feels (at least sort of) cohesive...I'm not sure why, but I am happy with the way it turned out in the end!
Well. I've heard you, and here it is: theguysfrom playlists are now available on Spotify! You can find us by looking for theguysfrom on Spotify, click on this link for the June '17 Spotify List OR, here's the whole playlist for June right here:
If you're looking for me to add these lists somewhere beyond Apple Music and Spotify (or you want some of the old lists on Spotify), you're going to have to convince me (hard) by chatting with me here, or on Twitter (linked below)
If you're looking for more great music, are late to the party, or just want more theguysfrom.com in your day, here are the playlists for:
There are other (earlier) playlists available for you if you check older "Tuesday Tunes" articles, or search on Apple Music itself.
See you again next week!
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