105.5 The Colorado Sound – Top Picks You Should Hear In July

July 1, 2018

Lake Street Dive vocalist Rachael Price says she’s this generation’s heir apparent to Bonnie Raitt. You’ll hear it in the torch of “I Can Change” and the defiant grit of “Good Kisser.” Their seventh album Free Yourself Up proves this is no novelty act.

Dr. Dog’s new album Critical Equation is the band’s first album of new material in over 5 years.

On his third solo album, Call The Comet, Johnny Marr seems at long last to have found his voice, literally.

It’s rare to have the first song you record top the charts, but that’s exactly what happened to Alice Merton.

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105.5 The Colorado Sound – Top Picks for June, 2018

June 1, 2018

If you’re going to be born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, and want to stand out in the music world, it makes sense you’d adopt a stage moniker given to you by friends at a campfire when you’re all coming up with Indian guide names.  Whether he liked the name or not, Alejandro became firmly attached to Shakey Graves after the massive success of “Dearly Departed” with former Paper Bird member Esmé Patterson singing along. On this 5th full-length CD, I got the feeling Shakey opened his mind to aural possibilities. In December he Tweeted “Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders.”

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105.5 The Colorado Sound – Top Picks you should hear in May

May 1, 2018

Joshua Hedley’s Mr. Jukebox is one of the most anticipated releases of 2018. Hedley has been a fixture around the Nashville music scene for years. He holds a standing gig at Robert’s Western Wear and has become affectionately nicknamed “The Mayor of Lower Broad” for being in such high demand as a player for almost every genre of music. Glen Hansard spent many years making and playing music before that Oscar-winning film Once.

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105.5 The Colorado Sound – Picks for 2018

January 1, 2018

Get hip to Alex Lahey now before she’s playing SNL. Actress and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg (daughter of Serge Gainsbourg, arguably one of France’s most revered musicians) has released an achingly pretty pop album Rest.” “It’s evident in the opening track off “Milano,” Luppi’s tribute to Milan in the ‘80s which spotlights the decadence and deviance of the time. The city was alive, and the possibilities appeared endless. The track, “Soul and Cigarette,” shares this optimism opening with the whimsical sounds of a glockenspiel and containing lush lyrics rich with imagery.

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