You Can Go Your Own Way

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Let me lead off with a very clear endorsement, Jacob Thomas Jr.’s Original Sin is one of 4 albums I’ve written down as a favorite of 2014 so far. Off of it, I will share the cover of Fleetwood Mac that features Lily Costner. It is an exceptional rendition that captures the album and removes itself from being talked about like it’s just another cover. It’s not re-imaging the song, but instead removes all the varnishes to reveal the true bitter nature of the original.

With that laid out, pour yourself a glass of whiskey on the rocks and let the ice cubes melt as you let this song repeat. It’s the only way to consume and match what’s going on. It’s there, stripped down to its essence, left to be consumed alone after you have given more time and thoughts to someone that’s not there with you or the whiskey or your thoughts.

It’s a fitting cover for an album that raw and genuine. Original Sin will be out June 17th. I highly recommend it; enjoy Go Your Own Way.

  Go Your Own Way by Jacob Thomas Jr.

Brave New World

Not even three minutes long, Queen Jane by Lenina Crowe is really just one moment played out sweetly, gently.

The indie rock/folk band plays around my old college town, State College, and it was their involvement in the college’s spring music event that initially revealed them to me. They are playing that event today (Movin’ On) before some national acts and it’s well deserved after listening to some of their material on Bandcamp. I wish that I had known of them sooner.

You can learn more about the band on Facebook.

Listen to Queen Jane below and listen to Referee as well. Enjoy.

Jhameel – Lion's Den

I’ll start this off by admitting that I don’t watch Game of Thrones. I heard it was back on the air with new episodes thanks to my friends updating me via Twitter and Facebook. I will admit, though, I’m a sucker for basically anything Jhameel produces/sings, and this track is no different. Lion’s Den is the title track off Jhameel’s upcoming album. The video was inspired by Jhameel’s obsession for Game of Thrones. The track itself is smooth, catchy, and so very addictive. Personally, I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album based on how great this track is.

The new album will be released in about three weeks! Stay tuned for more info.

I Wanna Get Better

This is by no means a discovery post. Bleacher’s I Wanna Get Better has over 200,000 plays on Soundcloud already, almost as many on Youtube for the lyrics video, and more for the official video. I’m sorry if I’m writing about a song that you’ve heard already, but if there is a song I want to crank up more than this one and blast while driving right now, I don’t know it.

With all that said, it’s just so darn catchy. It sounds better the louder you play it, too. Give it a try, assuming that you won’t upset neighbors.