Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Casual Listening: Spam Allstars, Maiysha, Motorhead

Casual Listening

a review of cool new music

by Jeff Pinzino

Hey everyone. The reviews are abbreviated this week, and a couple days early since I’m going out of town. Enjoy, and see you next week!

August 29, 2008

* Spam Allstars – Introducing Spam Allstars (Latin)

Salsa flair in a laid back groove that invokes everything from P-Funk to Fela Kuti. Totally infectious.

Listen to Spam Allstars “Gallo Pinto

* JJ Grey and Mofro – Orange Blossoms (soul)

Boss soul blues. A heavy sweet sound with great vocals and a tight band. Special to the Wayne Cochrane fans on the list – you’ll dig this.

Listen to JJ Grey and Mofro “Orange Blossoms

Maiysha – This Much is True (R&B)

Great tracks, powerful vocals, and a far broader range than most contemporary R&B.

Listen to Maiysha “Chase

Tomer Yosef – Laughing Underground (world)

The Israeli answer to Reggaeton. Booty-shaking hits with dancehall and rap influences.

Listen to Tomer Yosef “Underground

Moțrhead РMoțrizer (metal)

Metal pioneers that kick serious posterior. You can listen to some of the album via a web widget at http://www.spv.de/motoerhead/widget/

Delta Spirit ­– Ode to Sunshine (rock)

Beatles-influenced pop that does a better job than most.

Listen to Delta Spirit “Tomorrow Goes Away

* highly recommended

! highest recommendation

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