Keeping up with their ongoing fun and carefree pop rock roots, Japan’s own The Goood Things, triumph yet again with another alt-indie future classic. How these guys (and girl) can continually come up with goood (see what I did there?) songs is a magic I wish I had a bottle of. This song is 2:36 of pure catchy fun!
Amped up to 10 with that goood (oops I did it again!) time summer fun, “Yer Eyes” delivers that beach romp nostalgia filled with cool daily waves and hot summer nights. Cue Avalon and Funicello!
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Nadine Zureikat is always an absolute pleasure to talk with. She is funny, intelligent, to-the-point, and talented. Very, very talented. In the last couple of years that we here at Jammerzine have followed her career, she has crossed genres with no effort whatsoever (seriously, just check out the diversity in her work in the videos below!), created a marketing firm, and has collaborated with some of the top musical talent in the world. And now we get to talk with her again! I say talk, not an interview, because it is always fun talking with Nadine. She’s genuine. And that’s what counts in today’s world.
This time around we talk about her continuing evolution as an artist as well as her new single collaboration “Take Me Away” by Sekondo, as well as where she plans on taking her career next. Plus we have a few laughs, as always.Post Views: 41
Born into an artistic family – her mother a Japanese poet, her father the legendary vocalist Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, Queen) – Jasmine Rodgers knew her way around both keyboard and fretboard before she even enrolled at a secondary school. But given her love for art and zoology (in which she has a degree), music was initially a passionate pastime rather than a full-time pursuit. This changed when her older brother Steve, on hearing the ethereal beauty of Jasmine’s voice, asked her to sing with him and they formed the group Boa. Boa went on to record two albums, achieving renown in the Americas, France, and Japan, after their single ‘Duvet’ featured in the anime series Serial Experiments Lain. The group disbanded in 2005, but Jasmine continued her association with the anime/manga genre, writing songs for the soundtrack of Armitage: Dual Matrix, which starred Juliette Lewis.
Jasmine continued rehearsing, writing and recording, releasing an EP of self-penned alt-folk nuggets and collaborating with artists including Indian classical musicians Mendi Mohinder Singh and Waqas Choudhary. She found inspiration for new material in the exploits of her travels (live performances led her from the Royal Albert Hall to the Venice Biennale and the Edinburgh Fringe). It was one such journey to the Joshua Tree desert in California that inspired Jasmine to capture the best of her material on a full-length album. She enlisted producer Sean Genockey (Tom McRae, Futureheads), whose experience working at Joshua Tree’s Rancho de la Luna studio made him ideal for bringing forth the material’s widescreen yet rootsy vibe. Blood Red Sun, to be released later in 2016, was recorded at Black Dog Studios in London and is the sound of an exceptional artist drawing deep from global musical experiences to craft a set of inventive, euphonious 21st-century folk.Post Views: 15
Buffalo Sunn incorporate sounds from the 60’s right up to the present day, mixing “lush production… twanging guitars and large choruses” (The Last Mixed Tape) to provide “a strong, intuitive sense of West Coast US music” (The Irish Times).
Their latest single ‘Idle Man’ is the first release from their 2016 sessions with Grammy award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, Beck, Morrissey) at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. With it’s “fantastically affecting fusion of folk, rock, and country,” (Pure M) ‘Idle Man’ has been well-received by critics and radio DJs alike, finishing 2016 as one of RTÉ Radio 1’s Top 10 Most Played Irish tracks.
Having found an enthusiastic audience for their full-length debut By The Ocean By The Sea on tours of the US, Asia, Germany, and Ireland, and at festivals and conferences such as SXSW, CMJ, and MUSEXPO, the band are hard at work building on their successes and expanding their exposure. Their music has been synched internationally by leading Australian clothing company General Pants, as well as at home in Ireland by Fàilte Ireland’s Visit Dublin campaign and Bank Of Ireland’s “Emerging Irish Artists” promotion powered by Beatvyne.Post Views: 31