I’ve been inspired by all the new music released this year. In July, I put together a mix featuring music I was listening to in the first half of the year. Earlier this week, I wrote about the new music that I discovered by reading other people’s year-end lists. Here’s the rest of the music that made me happy in 2014.
Notes & Videos
Flight Facilities (Featuring Reggie Watts) – Sunshine
Flight Facilities finally put out a full album this year. I’ve been a fan since they released Crave You as a single.
Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne
A lot of making out in the video, right? Like, serious sucking face. Saint Pepsi has two songs out, this is one of them. Looking forward to a full album.
Silk Rhodes – Face 2 Face
If Sly & The Family Stone put out an album today, it would sound like this.
Chromeo – Old 45s
Awesome video with cameos by Haim and Napoleon Dynamite. I’ve been a fan of Chromeo since 2009 when I put one their songs on a mix, but these days, their Yo Gabba Gabba song is in heavy rotation with my 2-year-old.
Superstructure – Out At The Deep End
Hard to sit still while listening to this…actually, I move my neck around a lot to this song.
Taylor McFerrin – Already There
I love the production on this track.
Chris Joss – Incidental Affair
I spent about a month listening Bimbo Satellite. Powerful funk.
The Budos Band – The Sticks
I got turned on to The Budos Band in a mountain house with a bunch of burners my wife introduced me to.
Calibro 35 – Get Carter
Calibro 35, from on the Milan based label Record Kicks, makes music that sounds like classic soundtracks. Get Carter is a cover of the title track to a 1971 Michael Caine movie.
Yumi Zouma – Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up
Love the dreamy vocals.
Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather
This sounds like something I heard on AM radio in my mother’s car in 1974.