Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The White Buffalo - Once Upon A Time In The West  - 2012-
(Rock, Folk, Country)

There are not many artists making music as original as Jake Smith aka The White Buffalo. His style, voice and presence are all unmatched and he has done it once again with this newest effort. The songs on Once Upon A Time In The West are rooted in everyday struggles, on both epic and personal scales, with elements of Blues, Country & Western, Folk, and Classic Rock. The influences of story-tellers like Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Bad Religion shine through. The album ranges in themes from slices of life in the shadows to coming out of a battlefield to dark heroic fantasies. Do yourself a favor and get this album and discover the greatness that is The White Buffalo. Click album art above to purchase Once Upon A Time In The West.

The White Buffalo - How The West Was Won

The White Buffalo - The Pilot

The White Buffalo - Wish It Was True

The Green - Ways & Means  -2011-
(Reggae, Pop, Dub)

The Green, four boys hailing from Hawaii who burst out in 2010 with their self-titled debut album. Amazingly for a new band, the disc rocketed onto Billboard’s 2010 Year-End Top 10 Reggae Chart, was honored as iTunes’ Reggae Album of the Year. Now the promise of The Green’s youth-infused roots reggae revival is set to be fulfilled with their sophomore disc, Ways & Means, on Easy Star Records, the pioneering indie reggae label. The startling speed with which the band has built up its strong and loyal following can only accelerate from here. The four members of The Green take pride in the pop-burnished roots reggae style they’ve cooked up-edgy enough to make tastemakers sit up and take notice, yet accessible to all ages. Four distinct voices, four sharp songwriting talents, masterful musicianship, and monster grooves add up to one exceptional band with an unforgettable sound and a powerful story. On Ways & Means the band also interjects doses of R&B, Soul, and Pop, making them an accessible listen to fans outside of reggae circles without diluting their roots. Though The Green is an important player in the new wave of homegrown reggae artists, they stand out with their ability to play both classic roots and modern dancehall, their vocal harmonies recalling reggae’s golden age. With their upcoming extensive US tour kicking off around release date, The Green is poised to break out on a national level. Click album art above to purchase Ways & Means.

The Green - Keep On

The Green - Love & Affection