We’re super excited about this week’s Today’s Top Tunes! First, we’ve got Elastic Bond, a staple of the Miami music scene, and Sinkane, who is already being touted as one of this year’s best. We’ve got brand new work from Aimee Mann, who plays the Ace Theater at Ace Hotel in May, and offer a song from Real Estate to entice you to see them at Coachella. Finally, Conor Oberst turns an acoustic recording into a star-studded rock album.
Monday, March 13
Elastic Bond: Un Lugar (feat. Ephniko) from Honey Bun
Andres Ponce and Sofy Encanto are united by marriage and musically as Elastic Bond – but that’s not all that they have merged together. In fact, the Miami couple has fused cultures that reflect their surroundings — folkloric rhythms and electronic beats — on their funky new album Honey Bun. Check out their Latin neo-soul vibe on “Un Lugar,” featuring rapper Ephniko.
Tuesday, March 14
Sinkane: Won’t Follow from Life & Livin’ It
NPR has already tagged the new work of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Ahmed Gallab, aka Sinkane, on its round up of 2017’s Best Music. And we hear why on “Won’t Follow” with its smooth vocals, roots in sub-Saharan Africa and Antibalas horn section.
Wednesday, March 15
Aimee Mann: Patient Zero from Mental Illness
It’s been five years since Grammy Award-winning songstress Aimee Mann released an album. Inspired by favorite finger pickers of the 60s and 70s, the astute observer of the human condition returned to her acoustic proclivities and master songwriting skills to turn out “Patient Zero.”
Thursday, March 16
Real Estate: Darling from In Mind
Fans of Real Estate rejoice as the boys return with a new single that highlights their classic laid-back charm. A change in line-up and geography has them committed to moving forward. You’ll be sold on “Darling,” from their fourth full-length recording.
Friday, March 17
Conor Oberst: A Little Uncanny from Salutations
When Conor Oberst recorded Ruminations last year his intention was to flush out the tracks with a full band, but those closest to him urged him to release it in its raw solo, acoustic form. This year he finally got his wish, co-produced by legendary drummer Jim Keltner and featuring The Felice Brothers, as well as contributions from Jim James, M Ward and Gillian Welch. Check out what “A Little Uncanny” sounds like now!