A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they've been digging lately
Alex Capella, Bakkuda: Another Eternity by Purity Ring: "I've been super into some of the new tracks from Purity Ring's new album, mainly 'Push Pull.' I love how catchy the vocals and melody are but then how dynamic and eccentric the percussion and synths are. It's a perfect combo of pop and alternative/artsy in my opinion. I've also been enjoying this new artist, HANA's, song 'Avalanche.' Coincidentally she's opening for Purity Ring on their current tour! I love the minimalist approach to her music and her voice and melodies are super sweet."
Brad Lee, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects: "I've been hitting up the Mills Brothers pretty hard when we have friends or family over. If you've never heard 'em, I suggest starting with the song 'Til Then.' It's great old-timey stuff. Pleases a wide array of tastes. And I never go more than a week or two without some Fela Kuti and/or Tony Allen. Never gets old."
Natalie Emmons: Peace is the Mission by Major Lazer. "I've got Peace is the Mission on repeat. There are some major names on the album, but my favorite tracks are the collaborations with indie artists, like "Be Together," featuring Wild Belle.
Chris Bourne, Ruines ov Abaddon: The Book of Souls by Iron Maiden. "I've been listening to the new Iron Maiden album nonstop since I received it in the mail. Iron Maiden is the band that got me into metal from the beginning, and the fact that they are still making music amazes me. The new album is amazing. It has the classic Maiden sound with new elements that I have not heard before. A good listen for anybody interested in heavy metal."
Parker Edison, Parker and the Numberman: ìThis month Iíve been listening to Fabolous' Friday Nite Freestyles mixtape (with DJ Clue) and Chem-Trails by San Diego rappers Obnoxious & Scatterbrain. Both are real heavy with bars. Real rap is back.î