RadioPotato’s Top 5 Songs of January 2011
It might be beautiful outside but truth be told, it’s damn freezing in January. Well, drape yourself in your camouflage Snuggie and discover RadioPotato’s Top 5 songs delivered hot, fresh, and tasty. Check out the songs, discover the artists, and VOTE for your favorite in the embedded poll below!
- “RESTORATION” – THE ACORN Dreamy indie at it’s finest. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, The Acorn’s been on my radar for months with their electro-acoustic experimental pop. Recently nominated for XM/Sirius Canada Artist AND Album of the Year for 2011, you can vote HERE. Official Website | Facebook | MySpace | Twitter | Download
- “THE KING KNOWS HOW” – OVER THE RHINE Dark, sultry, and affected, “The King Knows How” will put you right in the mood. Vino and forbidden fruit required. This husband and wife duo have been around for 20 years and are set to release this brilliant track off of their new fan-funded album, The Long Surrender. Thanks to DysonSound’s killer music website for finding it first. Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | MySpace | Download
- “WALK AMONG THE COBRAS, PART IV” – DAN SARTAIN - Sounding like the bastard child of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, Birmingham, AL’s Dan Sartain brings a rockabilly grit to dirty rock. Featured as the NPR Song of The Day, it was noted that “It reacts to a flood of heartsick emotion by biting down hard in a way that’s understandably passive-aggressive, channeling deep hurt into a dark but upbeat two-minute release.” MySpace | Facebook | Twitter | Download
- 4. “FLOWER QUEEN” – ANDREW VAIT & THE ETERNAL FAIR Funk-infused freight-train rock grips you right from the start with adrenaline-pumping beats that make you want to whip your hair back and forth. Andrew’s vocals rip through your speakers with the sexual energy of Lenny Kravitz on “Flower Queen.” Vait is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental tour-de-force on stage and AV&TEF are about to release their newest album this Spring. Download “Flower Queen” for free here. I was hooked on the first listen! No video yet but I’ve attached the audio. Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | MySpace
- 5. “THROUGH A HOLE” – VORTEX PARK Opening for Tony Lucca, I caught these guys performing as a duo at Vinyl in Atlanta. Only a stand-up bass, an acoustic guitar, and vocals on stage, the richness of Alt Jazz sounds with a stripped set was captivating. “Through a Hole” has a decidedly jazzy beat, sophisticated strings, and ominous vocals and harmonies, this unique arrangement has caught the attention of over 8,000 viewers of the “chat roulette” style video performance. Front man, Alex Wolf is the mastermind behind this creative emerging band out of Atlanta. Dare I say, reminiscent of Faith No More’s theatrical rock? Official Website | Facebook | MySpace
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