the vapor caves | harmonious funk

the vapor caves | harmonious funk

The title and theme of this playlist is “Harmonious Funk”. Yadira’s love for harmony fuels the songwriting of The Vapor Caves and BoomBaptist’s deep love for funk is a driving force in the production. We chose these songs with this combination in mind.

Keep up with The Vapor Caves here.

oscar louis, “noodle”

oscar louis, “noodle”

New release “Noodle” from up-and-coming project Oscar Louis totters whimsically between resignation and acceptance. The solo venture of Canadian singer-songwriter Oren Lefkowitz, Oscar Louis blends blog era hip hop with detached chillwave, presenting a placid, steady head-nodder.

While Lefkowitz has explained that “Noodle” touches on tensions between Louis and his father, it stays light, with Lefkowitz’s raspy hum meandering through hip-hop verses over a minimalistic backdrop. Lefkowitz describes the conflict, explaining,

“I began writing “Noodle” after getting into a bad fight with my dad. I had just gotten really drunk at my cousin’s wedding, and ended up puking in front of my parents. This incident opened up a tricky scab rooted in my father’s disapproval of me and my decision to pursue music. “Noodle” is my attempt to show him love regardless.”

“Noodle” is Lefkowitz’s third single, following “Your Call is Important to Us” and “Find a Way,” both released earlier this year. His work has been featured on several Spotify playlists.

cigarettes & alcohol | the revel

cigarettes & alcohol | the revel

Through the years lyrically and musically these songs have sculpted our imaginations. Thinking outside the box, but staying true to rock and roll is what The Revel is about and what this playlist emulates. These songs have been a constant inspiration for our writing, recording, and overall sound.

1: Remedy – The Black Crowes
2: Back in the Saddle – Aerosmith
3: Can’t You Hear Me Knocking – The Rolling Stones
4: Lyla – Oasis
5: Consolers of the Lonely – The Raconteurs
6: Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
7: The Fly – U2
8: Maggie May – Rod Stewart
9: Stay With Me – The Faces
10: Cold Hard Bitch – Jet
11: No. 1 Party Anthem – Arctic Monkeys
12: Tie Your Mother Down – Queen
13: Out Of The Black – Royal Blood
14: Fame – David Bowie
15: It’s So Easy – Guns N’ Roses
16: Lust for Life – Iggy Pop
17: Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
18: Steady – The London Souls
19: The Stroke – Billy Squier

Keep up with The Revel here.

…and the black feathers, “scandalous”

…and the black feathers, “scandalous”

For Denver-based garage rockers Danny (vocals, guitar), David (bass, vocals), Chris (drums), and Zach (keys, vocals), running a punk-tinged collective named …And The Black Feathers seems strangely easy. Their new song “Scandalous” brings the kind of high octane energy that this autumn so desperately craved, and the soulful, edgy guitar drives us right into a new troublemaker mindset.

Try to stop us.

Keep up with …And The Black Feathers here.