Best in Show
Wow! If mid to late 60’s soul pop is your thing (think Dusty Springfield), you’re going to LOVE this week’s Best In Show, “Faraway Look” from the UK’s Yola. The song can be found on her new, Dan Auerbach-produced album, Walk Through Fire, and there’s a lot to like about this big, already classic sounding album. For more information visit iamyola.com.
Our Best In Show this week is by American newcomer, Claude Fontaine, with the Brazilian flavored “Pretending He Was You.” The song comes from the Los Angeles-based singer’s debut album which finds her French-influenced vocals floating over South American and Jamaican rhythms. It’s quite an intoxicating mix! The album will be available April 26 via the Innovative Leisure label. For more information visit facebook.com/Claude-Fontaine.
Every once in a while a song comes along that makes us think, “If this isn’t a hit, we have no idea what we’re doing.” “Juice” by Lizzo is one those tunes, and its our Best In Show for this week. Damn, this is fun! Her next album, Cuz I Love You, will be released in April by Atlantic Records. For more info visit lizzomusic.com.
Shout out to our Hudson Valley pal’s, Mercury Rev, along with special guest, Hope Sandoval, for this week’s Best In Show: “Big Boss Man“. The tune is from the Rev’s latest long player, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, and we highly suggest checking the entire album out. Its available now on Partisan Records & Bella Union Records! For more info visit mercuryrev.com.
Settle in for this week’s Best In Show, “Bedtime Story“, by Nashville-based David Mead. Its been a while since we’ve heard from David, and we’re extremely happy to hear some new music from him. “Bedtime Story” is the first single from his new album, Cobra Pumps, available now! For more information visit davidmead.com.
Our pick for Best In Show this week is “Old Black Magic” from long time fave, Josh Ritter. Josh has a new album, Fever Breaks, coming out in April. It was produced by another favorite of ours, Jason Isbell, and Josh is backed on it by Jason’s band, The 400 Unit. Good rockin’ & great vibes all around! For more info visit joshritter.com.
This week’s Best In Show is a tune we’ve been meaning to get to for a couple of months now: “American Dream” is by Nairobi born & raised, Minneapolis-based, singer/songwriter J.S. Ondara. The song can be found on his debut album, Tales of America, available February 15 from Verve Records.