Best in Show

Omni – Courtesy Call

Our Best in Show this week comes from recent Sub Pop signees, Omni. These guys are obviously fans of the post punk era, and with “Courtesy Call” are reminiscent of Television – a big compliment in our book! Check out their debut album, Networker, available now. For more info visit omniatl.bandcamp.com.

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Zero 7 – Swimmers

Our Best In Show this week features UK duo, Zero 7, with “Swimmers“, their second single of the year after taking a break of several years. Have a listen here, and get more info at zero7.co.uk.

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Kamaal Williams – Strings (ATL)

We’re changing direction for this week’s Best In Show. DJ Kamaal Williams brings us his progressive house interpretation of classic dance track, “Strings of Light,” with “Strings (ATL)“. Check out out Williams’ newest album, out soon on the DJ Kicks/K7 label! For more info visit kamaalwilliams.bandcamp.com.

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Steve Lacy – Playground

We head west to Los Angeles for this week’s Best in Show – “Playground” from guitarist Steve Lacy. The subtly funky tune can be found on Steve’s debut album Apollo XXI, available now. For more information visit facebook.com/stevelacystevelacy.

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Sports Team – Fishing

Our Best In Show for the week is from a London-based band that has seemingly come out of nowhere. Sports Team comes roaring out of the gate with new single “Fishing“. Catch them on tour here in the US now, and get more info by visiting sportsteamband.com.

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Marco Benevento – Let It Slide

Our latest Best In Show goes to Woodstock homeboy, Marco Benevento. “Let It Slide” is the title cut from Marco’s latest album available now from the Royal Potato Family label. For more info visit hmarcobenevento.com.

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Mercury Rev feat. Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band

In keeping with this week’s cover songs theme, we bring you our latest Best In Show (and their second for the year) – “Okolona River Bottom Band” by Mercury Rev featuring Norah Jones. It’s from their latest album, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, itself a cover of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album of the same…

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(Sandy) Alex G – Hope

This week’s Best In Show is from Philadelphia native, (Sandy) Alex G. “Hope” is from his latest album, House of Sugar, and to paraphrase one of the YouTube comments, the album is going to make this fall bearable. For more info visit sandyalexg.com.

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Leeroy Stagger – Deeper Well

We’re digging into a “Deeper Well” for this week’s Best In Show. It’s from Canadian singer/songwriter Leeroy Stagger‘s latest album, Strange Path, available now from True North Records. For more info visit leeroystagger.com.

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Lana Del Rey – Norman effing Rockwell

Lana Del Rey is back with a new album! Lead track, “Norman F*&%! Rockwell” is our choice for this week’s Best In Show. For more info visit lanadelrey.com.

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