Now, I plan to formalize it a bit. Every now and then -- no schedule, just simply when warranted -- I will throw out my favorite new bands and music via this new "Pete's Picks" feature.
Here are my first three MUST CHECK OUT picks:
(1) Band -- Kodaline. Song -- "All I Want". STUNNINGLY beautiful with a vintage U2 vibe.
(2) Band -- Icky Blossoms. Song -- "Babes". Couldn't be more different than Kodaline and "All I Want." Cheeky.
(3) Band -- New Politics. Song -- "Harlem" (not to be confused with the very different "Harlem Shuffle", which most definitely is not a "Pete's Pick."
(4) Band -- Widowspeak. Song -- "Dyed in the Wool". Haunting band, with a David Lynch-ian "Twin Peaks" vibe (and a heavy dose of Stevie Nicks). I've liked this band for a long time. And, they just dropped their new album "Almanac" (in fact, speaking of Stevie Nicks, check out the album cover for "Almanac" -- VERY Fleetwood Mac-ian).