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atmosphere A girl I used to date loved this group.  And due to this, I also grew to love them.  They have also been featured in my favorite music mag “Urb” several times, so I was no stranger to them.

I saw on Twitter the other day that they had a free EP for Atmosphere linked on their blog.  So heck, for free, everyone should go check them out…

Here’s the link

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Ray Lamontange’s new album Gossip In The Grain is my new soundtrack for fall and winter. Despite some of the New Orleans “southern cooking” feel to the album, Ray captures the essence of a chilly winter’s night beautifully. Tracks such as “Let It Be Me” and “Winter Birds” and “I Still Care For You”Album Art are great examples of this. His voice morphs into your favourite flannel pajamas or a perfectly brewed, some what bitter, cup of coffee. It has a somehow coarse, grainy sound yet manages to fit right into the notch with the rest of the music. Contradictory to his previous records, Gossip In The Grain shows a somewhat southern side of Ray that hadn’t been exposed before. The track “Hey Me, Hey Mama” represents this immensely. It features a banjo and towards the end a trumpet right out of the French Quarter. Adding this element of southern jazz enriched the album to what I never thought it could be. Not only this, but in “Henry Nearly Killed Me (It’s A Shame)” there is a guitar and trumpet sound faintly reminiscent of the great Beatles themselves. All in all, Gossip In The Grain was a success. Ray Lamontange is a dynamic music an who, if you haven’t already, should definitely check out.

He released this to go along with Obama’s election.  Peep the video. (thanks to HiphopDX for the info)

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Read the review here

I’m a pretty big fan of BM Linx’s first album “The Portable Genius” and I’m pretty excited about their new release.  Unfortunately, according to the band’s MySpace page, the album released has been postponed to early 2009.

I found the band when I joined Myspace a few years ago.  I was searching for my friends, when I found BM Linx.  The singer/lead guitar is a friend of mine from school, Tony Diodore.  He was a pretty cool cat.  I actually had a short stint in a band in high school, where he played guitar, AJ Harrell on bass, and Ryan Irving on drums, while I was the bad singer.  We did a graduation party, and it was horrible (at least on my part, haha).  The band did have the best name, Obnoxious Rejection!

Anyway, if you don’t know who this band is, you really need to check them out at the links below.

BM Linx official website

BM Linx on LastFM

Download 123 Cat remix from RCRD LBL.com

Join BM Linx’ Facebook group

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I had been meaning to pre-order this CD, but now I guess, I don’t have to.  It’s now available for $15 (includes shipping) on her website at http://www.junumusic.com/products.php

Head on over and check her out.  If you haven’t heard of her, or her music, check out her YouTube page to listen to her (videos are extremely entertaining). http://www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa

I’m also very excited about this CD because my favorite song of her’s, Regrets, is on this CD.  Check the video out below!

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