Every week the Monday Mix showcases three new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature new music from Portland’s Mimicking Birds and Kyle Craft as well as a reinvented blues classic by Adia Victoria.
Kyle Craft - Heartbreak Junkie
“Heartbreak Junkie” is Kyle Craft’s glam-Americana lament to love. Throughout the track, the Portland-based songwriter delivers line after line of charming self-deprecation and riffs on being self-aware enough to know he’s not right for someone (he might be less heartbroken than he thinks). The accompanying lyric video creates a fun world for Craft’s music to live in.
Adia Victoria - Me And The Devil
Nothing says blues like songs about the devil. And on her latest EP release, “Baby Blues,” Adia Victoria goes straight to the source with a cover of the legendary Robert Johnson’s classic “Me and The Devil.” Whirring guitars and keyboards merge seamlessly to provide a cosmic bed of sound over which Victoria reinvents Johnson’s story about domestic abuse and man’s capacity for evil. The EP also includes covers of songs by Victoria Spivey and Lee Hazelwood.
Mimicking Birds - Another Time
“Another Time” comes from Mimicking Birds’ forthcoming third album, “Layers of Us.” The track is a lush and expansive take on humanity’s relationship with the natural world. “Layers of Us” comes out Jan 26th on Glacial Pace Recordings, and early next year the band will hit the road with fellow Portlanders Typhoon. Mimicking Birds recently visited the opbmusic studios, so keep an eye out for the videos from that session.