Music from My MailboxDumping out the mailbox one last time this month with hopes of starting fresh in July. For regular viewers, it should come as no surprise when I say again there is a good variety of music on the platter, from hip-hop to metal and a few stops in between.
One of the more interesting tracks is “Bad Driver,” by Dudley Saunders. Saunders, who looks more like Tommy Gavin’s sponsor on Rescue Me than a musician, spins an interesting tale in this song. I’ve listened to it several times and I’m still not sure if it’s about road rage, a redneck in a pickup, or male prostitutes. At any rate, it’s a cool song and I think you oughta think so, too.
A couple of other things worth mentioning: Drawing from the Jesus and Mary Chain school of distortion is Chicago’s Apteka. They sent me a really low-key email that I almost missed, but I’m glad I didn’t. I like this style of music even though it’s something I never seem to actively seek out. At the other end of the spectrum is D-Boyz, some hip-hop from The Big Easy. “Wipe ‘em Off” features former Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh, who has previously shown up on numerous tracks you’ve probably heard at some point.
As far as some decent heavy rock, my pick of the week goes to Verismo, a metal band from Brooklyn. They proudly wear their Metallica influence without sounding like they’re trying to rip anything off.
As always, follow the links for more information.
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From: Melbourne, Australia
I Promise Not to Notice if You Promise to Pretend.mp3
Pop / Punk / Psychedelic
From: Chicago, Ill.
From: Oakland, Calif.
From: New Orleans, La.
Wipe ‘em Off.mp3
Rock / Metal / Thrash
From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rock / Pop / Experimental
From: Seattle, Wash.
I Like You More Than You Do.mp3
From: United States
The Fight (I've Come To Like) (live on WOXY).mp3
Rock / Psychedelic
From: Chicago, Ill.
Rock / Acoustic / Roots Music
From: Boston, Mass.
Never Be Your baby (live on WERS) .mp3
Alternative / Folk Rock / Pop
From: Los Angeles, Calif.
(Pictures, top-to-bottom: Caw! Caw!, Verismo, Apteka)