To me, this song sounds like what would happen if you blended the guitar from "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with "MagiCat" - and I love it! Seriously, I don't know why, but this song has been on repeat for me (especially while running).
More to Life
Albert Hammond, Jr
A completely new to me artist with an interesting voice. The song has an interesting beat as well. Overall, just plain interesting. ;)
I am still going through some kind of extended chill phase and this song hits the spot.
Florence + the Machine
To be honest I had completely forgotten about this band - seems like forever since I've heard a track by them and this was an incredibly welcome surprise.
New to You and Throwbacks
These are some our favorites that are not necessarily new.
Turn the Light
Karen O & Danger Mouse
This is actually quite new but I include it here because many of you may likely have already heard it since this album has had plenty of airplay - but that doesn't make it any less awesome.
Phoenix of My Heart
Clan of Xymox
I remember distinctly the first time I heard this song. I was in a record store (remember those?) and they had this out as a sample. This is a bit more "dancy" then most of their music but if you've never listened to them you should definitely check out more of their tracks.
Sticking with the Latin music throwbacks, this song from 2009 by Cucu Diamantes is fun and a bit insane. The whole album was brilliant, and then Cucu hasn't released much of anything since 😔
So if you listened to my last pick, you'll know it riffs on "Wild Thing" towards the end of the track. I was going to include the original song by The Troggs, but couldn't pass up Hendrix.