Check in all week long, for 5 free new song downloads. We start with a fun song by John Grant,who comes to The Lodge Room in February. Listen to punk supergroup Piroshka plus a bright new track from Amos Lee. Musical icon Neneh Cherry jumps back in the scene with a powerful album and we’ll cap it all off with a song recorded on KCRW by The Horrors.
Electro-crooner John Grant snuck up on us this year with a fun track, that has a dose of Frank Zappa’s humor and a bit of roller skate disco. A giant at 6’10”, Grant’s new album finds him hitting his stride at the tender age of 50; enjoy “He’s Got His Mother’s Hips.”
Named after a missile, Piroshka is also the name for a tangled family tree of musicians from Lush, Moose, Elastica and Modern English. Their first projectile is “Everlastingly Yours.”
When Amos Lee met Maya, a 9-year-old friend with cancer and her family, he offered to help the best way he knew how, through music. Lee texted the family in the form of song, to help cheer her on through tough times. “Little Light” was written and inspired by Maya.
Neneh Cherry came up in the late 80’s with a strong socio/political voice. A frequent collaborator who doesn’t release much of her own music, her new album is all about personal politics, check out “Kong.”
Dark synth rockers The Horrors finished up their US tour with a session on Morning Becomes Eclectic. They left us with “Something To Remember Me By.”