The Sunday Funday Playlist – August 28, 2011

What a week!  At work, I’m going Mach 10 with my hair on fire, but still managed to catch a few great live music shows this week, meet up with friends for drinks, hang with my favorite fellow music blogger for an evening, and get my house somewhat clean for company coming in this week and next.  On top of all of that, I managed to pick up a couple of new musical selections to share with y’all this week.  Dig in!

1.  Anchor – Bess Rogers

Oh my.  For a girl who loves clapping and alternate percussion in her music, this song is a feast of wonderfulness.  Bess is a witty songwriter who I’ve taken a shine to over the past couple months, but this song puts her at a whole new level in my world.  It’s true that when it comes to music, I have an addictive personality, but this song will get even the most staid-non-music lover smiling.

2.  Behold the Hurricane – The Horrible Crowes

I’ve professed my love for Gaslight Anthem before, so it should come as no surprise that The Horrible Crowes are on my list of “must investigates.”  The side project of lead singer Brian Fallon, it’s definitely right up my alley.  A little less punk, a little more rock sensibility.  The full length album will be out next week, but you can get the single now.  Check ’em out on Facebook.

3.  Night Parade – Quiet Hounds

If you haven’t read my review of this Atlanta band’s EP yet, please do – and then go download it for free right now before they realize it’s too good to be free.  I’ve spent the latter part of the week mildly addicted to their music – thank you, Radio Potato, for that.  This is currently my favorite track from the EP, but it’s likely to change soon because every single track is amazing.

4. Here Comes the Rain Again (Eurythmics Cover) – Coury Palermo

I am a sucker for anything 80s.  Seriously the greatest decade of music EVER.  So when this Nashville artists posted a cover of the Eurythmics classic “Here Comes the Rain” on NoiseTrade, I was all over downloading it.  And I love it!  It’s creepy and dark and does the original justice – without sounding the exact same. Pick up Coury’s sampler on NoiseTrade here.

5. Kill It Cut It Down – Parachute Musical

I’ve been a busy girl this week with reviews…also reviewed Parachute Musical’s new one, Kill It Cut It Down.  The title track has stuck in my head to the point where I find myself humming “Kill it cut it down, kill it cut it down.”  And while they don’t have anything posted to SoundCloud, someone was nice enough to post a video of them performing it live on YouTube.  And this way, you get the full effect of how amazing Josh is on the piano!

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