Saturday, May 23, 2015

Listen: Dinner Music from Stallions, The Chainsmokers, Sebu and Thomas Crystal

Quick momma, hide the cashew goat cheese, these guys are coming to dinner:

Its easy to get a one track mind when trying to put together a new recipe. You're own the bus and all you can visualize is that log of cashew goat cheese that is forming in your refrigerator. At work, a debate rages in your head about whether you should include eggplant or not. "Still Chasing" by Stallions is the musical equivalent of this obsession. Its about hearing a great song on the radio and not being able to think of anything else but that song. It invades your life. You begin seeing everyday situations and imagining that song as the background. "Still Chasing" is also about waking up one day and realizing that the song you used to love has faded and you've actually replaced it with a song of one of your own. Doesn't happen to all of us, but I can imagine how cool that would be. Stallions have a new EP on the horizon, One Track Mind, and this song will be part of it.

The Chainsmokers are back with another original, this one paved with "Good Intentions." The new song blend dance retro with a bit of new school alternative rock. The song is all about people who set out with the best intentions but end up with with the short end of the stick. It features BullySongs who wrote the toppling while explaining that "Good Intentions" is about those times that you say to your lady or moms, 'I am just running to the store, Ill be back in an hour, and end up back 5am. Its an approach that should really resonate with all those troublemakers with hearts of gold out there. Dedicated to the screwups in life, here's "Good Intentions":

Sebu, of Capital Cities fame, has just released the exotic, black magical "The Killer's Baby". The somber single features massive synths, a heavy beat and guest vocals from Soseh, a rap verse by A. Chilla and the winds of Jivan Gasparyan Jr. The words tackle personal issues like vengeance, justice and tolerance. It was inspired by Sebu's grandfather's story. His grandfather was a toddler who was orphaned during the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Thomas Crystal, of Work Drugs, has himself a brand new single called "High Tide". The track is a bit noisy, totally dreamy and ponders how exactly to get Long Beach to take notice.