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New Music Discoveries

2019 is only a few weeks old, but of course there is always new music to discover and share.  Below are a few tracks that I’ve been enjoying recently.

Martha – Heart is Healing

I heard this song on a new music playlist right at the end of the year, as it was released in December  Martha are a power pop/punk band from the UK (from the unusually name town of Pity Me in North East England).  They’ve been around since about 2012 and have put out a couple albums and singles which I definitely want to check out.  Interestingly, there is no designated front person, with all the members taking turns singing lead on different songs.  Just absolutely love the guitar riff in this song!

 

Tallies – Midnight

Tallies are a dream pop band from Toronto that just formed in 2018.  This song is from their self titled debut album just released this past Friday.  It reminds me a bit of early Cranberries and definitely of the Sundays – perhaps its because lead singer Sarah Cogan’s voice reminds me of Harriet Wheeler from the Sundays.

 

Ex Hex – Cosmic Cave

Ex Hex is a all female rock trio from here in the Washington DC area who formed in 2013, although its members have been in a number of both local and national bands for a while before that.  Cosmic Cave is the first single off their forthcoming album Its Real, due in March 2019.  I’ve always loved loud guitars and female vocals, and this is just up my alley.

Song of the Day TBT Bruce Springsteen – Open All Night

From 1982’s classic Nebraska, probably the most “upbeat” song on the album.  There’s a bootleg album out there called Nebraska Live where Bruce in introducing this song, tells a hilarious story about having to go to traffic court and after listening the guy in front of him plead his case for why he was doing 60mph on a residential street (he was drunk and thought it was the highway!) and then its Bruce’s turn, he says “well, Judge…” and then rips into a great version of the song.  Anyway, I digress.  I used to love to blast this song on my car stereo on those nighttime commutes between DC and Philly.