Friday, March 12, 2010

Martin Luther: Daily Bread

One of the best singers/guitarists/songwriters around, Martin Luther (aka Martin Luther McCoy Jr.) has a new album coming out this summer entitled 'Love Is The Hero'.  His last studio album came out in 2004, the excellent 'Rebel Soul Music'. A live album was released in 2006: 'Live at Arlene's Grocery'.

If he looks familiar to you: Martin Luther played guitarist/singer Jo-Jo in Julie Taymor's 2007 film Across the Universe.

This video from 2005 features The Roots and Nona Gaye.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Boom Clap Bachelors: Tiden Flyver

First 3 minutes of the video: three members (Liv Lykke, Coco Maleika, Ronni Vindahl) from Boom Clap Bacholors performing live in a Danish TV studio. The Danish song title translates to "Time Flies".

Coco went on to form the duo Quadron with Robin Hannibal of Owusu & Hannibal.


BOOM CLAP BACHELORS: a collective of producers, live musicians and DJs out of Copenhagen, Denmark. The collective was founded in 2005 with the release of the self-titled vinyl album Boom Clap Bachelors. It provided the outlet for future collaboration. The music spans from electronica, disco non disco to leftfield, new wave, soul and indie influcences. The music is often subtle, understated, whispering vocals over crisp to lush instruments, off kilter drum programming, melancholy, uplifting, playful, dreamy.

Ronni Vindahl
Robin Hannibal
David Cytryn
Thomas Bisballe

Coco Maleika
Liv Lykke

[bio info from BCB's MySpace page]

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lisa Shaw: Tomorrow

One of the finest voices around. This track sounds like vintage Sade.