New Mumford & Sons tune of the day


We here at Cavaado love Mumford & Sons, so it we are pretty pumped to hear this new Mumford tune! It is a little different and obviously not the best recording, but it sounds pretty promising!

Belle Brigade


Arguably one of my top picks from 2011 so far is Belle Brigade’s self-titled album. It’s got a healthy mix of alt. country, Americana/roots with a touch of some great mid-tempo alt. rock breakouts. “Where Not to Look for Freedom,” “Lonely, Lonely,” and “Losers” are just a few key tracks from this all-around stellar album. This is right up your alley if you enjoy the sweet sounds of well-known acts like Avett Bros. and Mumford & Sons. And if you like J.J. Cale, treat your ears to “Lucky Guy.”

Got any top picks from 2011 we should know about?

MF

Bon Iver album stream


Check out the new self-titled Bon Iver album on the Guardian Music Blog. This is the sophomore effort from the Wisconsin folkster Justin Vernon. Personally, I love it (even the really 80’s song “Beth/Rest”).

MC

Where are you Ambulance Ltd of the day


So one of my favorite albums is Ambulance Ltd – LP which was released in 2004 and I still play that album over and over. Unfortunately, the sweet sounds of New York rockers have been MIA in the past seven years! I recently read that the band’s label went bankrupt and because of some legalities, the band (which is now just the lead singer with replacements) are fighting to get the rights to their old tunes and publish some new ones. It’s a damn shame that this band could not come out with a follow up to this AMAZING album.

For now, enjoy “Yoga Meets Union”, the opening track to LP. It is instrumental, and awesome, but the rest of the album has vocals.

MC

It’s Friday, let’s dance! Miami Horror “Holidays”



My friend, and kickass graphic designer, Pope Saint Victor designed a poster (see below) for an upcoming show for this Ausie band Miami Horror…I was a little skeptical when we first started listening to it, because of its resemblance to the Bee Gees, but as the song went on, I became hooked! Soon, thoughts of Daft Punk’s Discovery sounds started floating through my head and then I, of course, fell in love.

Holidays is an elctro-dance tune that is going to help you get through the day and start your weekend off with a wiggle and shake. PS…if you don’t know him, check out the Pope’s work www.popesaintvictor.com

New’ish’ Gomez Single “Options”



Well, I have been gone for way too long! I originally wrote this post a month and a half ago, but never posted it, so I guess better late then never!

New single from the English indie quintet Gomez. The song is from their new album “Whatever’s on Your Mind” on ATO records that will be dropping on June 21st.

Merchants of rock have made the song available for a FREE download here: http://www.merchantsofrock.com/free-download-gomez-options/ So you should definitely go ahead and grab it!

-MC

J Roddy Walston and the Business


It was hard to pick a song to feature off J Roddy Walston and The Business’ self-titled release. Each song is pure rock and roll gold. While trying to decide, I found myself rocking out to the whole album by myself in the midst of a crowded public area and was able to ultimately decide on “Used to Did.”

“Used to Did” does an excellent job of showcasing the energy that is consistent throughout the entire record. Far too many albums start off with a band like this and dip in the middle and are never able to recapture the energy they started with. I truly respect the bands that can put together and record that is great in its entirety. J Roddy and his business were able to do so with this record and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for some good old fashioned soulful rock.

These guys are on their way to the big time and this record should be a staple of any music junkie’s current rotation–it is easily one of the best from 2010.

Has anybody seen them live? I cannot wait till I finally get to catch a show.