Phosphorescent - This Land Is Your Land
Our First 100 Days was a project that brought together artists and labels to release a song-a-day for the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency in support of environmental and human rights causes. Singer-songwriter, Matthew Houck (AKA Phosphorescent), had the honor of rounding out the series with this cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” His sparse take on the classic is haunting and optimistic with a looping, acoustic guitar, his gliding voice, and a subtle choral backing. This is one that will make you hold your breath until the very end.
Daniel Romano - When I Learned Your Name
Daniel Romano’s musical career has not followed a static path, to say the least. Starting in the punk band, Attack in Black, he later pivoted to a classic country & folk sound, subsequently throwing in a dash of 60’s/70’s pop. This new track off his forthcoming album, Modern Pressure (out on May 19th), finds Romano embracing a full-blown California country sound. Watch the accompanying funky, pop-art video for the full experience.
Overcoats - Leave The Light On
Overcoats are a duo out of Brooklyn that opbmusic recently had the opportunity to do a stripped-down studio session with at SXSW in Austin. On their recently released debut LP, YOUNG, the group fuse their seamless harmonies with electronic influences. “Leave The Light On” is one of the catchiest, most dance-able tracks on the record. The song features their effortlessly layered vocals over a ruddy brass build-up that will have your head bobbing from start to finish. Catch them at the Doug Fir Lounge on June 12th.