SOTW- 5/12/13 Sunday, May 12 2013 

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Hello, everyone. I know it’s been a while, since I’ve posted. Oh the joys of being swamped with work. Anywho….Here is this week’s list of amazing songs. Enjoy!

Cory Branan- The Corner

5. Cory Branan- The Corner
From Southhaven, Mississippi, Cory Branan delivers vocals and lyrics that strike straight at your soul. With The Corner, Branan delivers honest lyrics and a soothing guitar arrangement. The song is one of my favorite off of Mutt which was released in May of 2012. Cory is currently preparing for a summer tour, which you can check out here.

The Lonely Wild- Closer Than The Needle

4. The Lonely Wild- Closer than the Needle
I came across The Lonely Wild at a SoFar show in March, and was immediately impressed by them. Their song, Closer than the Needle, gripped at my heart and refused to let go. The lyrics and arrangement are haunting and real. Completely relatable if you have ever felt that depth of loneliness. The song is featured on the band’s latest release, The Sun As It Comes.

Matt Corby- Brother

3. Matt Corby- Brother
Brother by Matt Corby has been on rotation for the last week. Though it is not a new song, it has certainly spoken to me recently. Corby’s amazing voice and addicting arrangement come together to feature the refreshingly honest lyrics. Definitely one of my favorites off of the Into the Flame EP.

Of Monsters and Men- Little Talks

2. Of Monsters and Men– Little Talks
I’m in love with this song. Seriously, I can’t stop listening to it. The vocals, upbeat arrangement, and heartfelt lyrics come together perfectly. Little Talks is a song that is relatable to me on so many levels that it is almost eerie. Definitely worth a listen or five.

The Gaslight Anthem- Unwritten

1. Gaslight Anthem- Handwritten
The Gaslight Anthem is a band that I recently discovered, and I can’t figure out how it has taken this long for me to hear about this band. Hailing from New Jersey, and signed with Mercury, Gaslight Anthem has many amazing songs on their Handwritten album. One of my favorites is the title track. Handwritten features some of the most amazing lyrics I have heard in a long time. The arrangement is catchy, and lead singer Brian Fallons has some amazing pipes. Do yourself a favor and just press play.

Cheers!

Rizzle

Songs of the Week 1/19/13 Saturday, Jan 19 2013 

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Hello World! Sorry I haven’t been quite as active as usual, it’s been busy and temporary loss of an internet connection tends to screw up my plans to frequenly post. Anywho…here is this week’s list of my top songs. Hope you enjoy!

5. Bon Iver- skinny love

Skinny Love by Bon Iver is a soft simple song that I have thoroughly enjoyed this week. Bon Iver’s voice has a way of grabbing the listener’s attention and leaves them wanting more. On Skinny Love which is present of the For Emma, Forever Ago album, Bon Iver’s voice conveys the frustration of the lyrics, which makes the song so addicting. It is one of those songs where you feel grateful for having the opportunity to listen to.

4. Steve Reynolds- Cover of the Night

Like most songs about complicated relationships, Cover of the Night by Steve Reynolds has the advantage of being relatable. In Cover of the Night, Steve Reynolds’ voice is stunning and the arrangement alone evokes the feelings that the lyrics are trying to convey. It is a beautiful song that everyone should listen to at least once in their lifetime. Cover of the Night is present on the album entitled The Carnival Papers which can be listened to by clicking play.

3. Sea Wolf- Middle Distance Runner

Sea Wolf’s Middle Distance Runner off of their Leaves In The River album has been a song that I have clung to this past week. The heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics, the simple arrangement, and incredible vocals come together perfectly to give the listener a reason to press repeat one or five times. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to give it a listen.

2. Mat Kearney- City of Black and White

The song City of Black and White by Mat Kearney is a beautiful song featured on the same titled album. City of Black and White is a song that speaks of taking a chance and telling that special someone how you feel. The lyrics “I don’t want to wait until tomorrow, to tell you how I’d feel the rest of my life. You don’t want a waste another minute to realize” are so beautiful to me. Throw in Mat Kearney’s stunning vocals and impressive arrangement, and it’s easy to see why this song is on this list.

1.Bobby Long- Devil Moon

Devil Moon is a song off of Bobby Long’s upcoming album, Wishbone. For those who know of and follow Bobby Long, this album feels like it is long overdue. It was, therefore, a pleasant surprise to discover that Devil Moon was posted for the public to listen to. This newly released song proves that Bobby Long’s music cannot be contained in any one stylistic box. His sound is diverse and his talent as a musician is vast. Devil Moon has a refreshing ,yet familiar at the same time. The song gives fans of Bobby Long great cause to be excited for the new album that is due to be released February 18, 2013.

Cheers!

Rizzle

Songs of the Week- 12/8/12 Saturday, Dec 8 2012 

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This weeks Songs of the Week features music that I am extremely excited about. Much to my delight, a new song from Bobby Long has been released to the world and is present on this list. New favorite, The Borrowers Debt, joins the list along with Mathew Mayfield. I urge my readers to check out each artist. If you don’t, you will never know what you are missing out on.

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Bobby Long- In Your Way

This week music lovers were treated to a special surprise when Bobby Long released In Your Way off of his upcoming album Wishbone. As a fan of Bobby Long’s for quite some time, and I have to say I was extremely pleased with the new direction that his music seems to be taking. Instead of raw acoustics, In Your Way features a full band. Bobby’s voice is still as wonderful as ever, but there seems to be more depth to it. It’s still the same Bobby that his fans know and love, but he is showing a different side to his talents. In Your Way is a perfect treat for those who have followed Bobby Long, and a great who for him to introduce himself to a new audience. To give the song a listen and to find out about this amazing artist, click here.

The Borrowers Debt- Walking Home From Hollywood

I had the pleasure of seeing The Borrowers Debt perform at the Room 5 Lounge on December 6, 2012. There song Walking Home From Hollywood was one the song that had got me so interested in the band. In addition to that, the song is just beautiful. The harmonies and the arrangement are amazing. The lyrics describe the process of evaluating your life’s decisions and realizing that, perhaps, other decisions should have been made. Definitely a song and a band that I recommend to anyone looking for new music. Check out their website here for more information.

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Matthew Mayfield- By Your Side

I just really love this song. The lyrics are beautiful, the vocals are amazing, and the arrangement is sweetly simple. It is a song that you listen to a couple of times in a row, and then think about how much you want to hear it again only a few hours later. I like many songs from Matthew Mayfield, but this just may be my favorite. More information about Matthew Mayfield can be found here.

Cheers,

Rizzle