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.
Drive Slow - Doc Robinson
"Drive Slow" by Columbus, Ohio's Doc Robinson has a real retro, blues rock vibe to it that I particularly appreciate (and you will notice it right away when that harmonica kicks the track off).
Check out the song below:
Doc Robinson describes their genre as "Backyard BBQ Breakup Music", which I like, not just for the alliteration, but because it gives you a sort of vibe to it. "Drive Slow" is hangout music of a sort that we used to get piles of in the 1970s: it features great harmonies throughout, a bit of organ (yes. organ.), and a funky, mo-town style musical backdrop that all blends together into what is a song that, if you have the right group of friends over for a summer BBQ, you're going to get this track on repeat, and y'all are going to end up singing along--it's kind of like a modern beer, that is "set" in the 1970s, in a song.
And I mean that in the absolute best way.
Doc Robinson released their album Deep End a few months ago (which does include "Drive Slow") and it is a fun exploration of a combination of mo-town, blues rock, and modern alt-folk sounds that is definitely worth your checking out if you dig today's DSD.
Here's the July 2017 DSD Playlist! We're missing a few tracks this month, which is sad for the Apple Music folks, but you've still got a really solid list this month (if I do say so myself, which I do...*cough*)
We are also now on Spotify! Here is the link to the July '17 Spotify List (which features 1 more track than the Apple Music list).
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for TGF on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!
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