Posts Tagged ‘Soul

COLD WAR KIDS – Behave Yourself

January 31, 2010

Savvy Orange Juice Party Noise readers may recall that in 2008, I reviewed the latest album by the Cold War Kids, Loyalty To Loyalty. If you don’t remember, I will sum up the review: I did not like that release from these four boys from Fullerton, California. Fast forward a little over a year; I […]

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS – Songs For A Breakup, Volume 1

April 22, 2009

Born in France but raised in Los Angeles, here comes Fitz (and the Tantrums). This EP of 5 songs is said to have been recorded in Fitz’s living room using only one microphone and written about an ex-girlfriend. The sound is one of poppy soul with a retro vibe that recalls the 60’s heyday of […]

Catfish HavenDevastator

October 6, 2008

Rock with soul/blues influences from the Chicago power trio of George Hunter (vocals/guitar), Miguel Castillo (bass), and Ryan Farnham (drums). This is their second full-length. I can definitely dig a band that sounds like this, they know how to rock. As an aside, I saw them open for The Hold Steady in 2006 and they […]

Jamie Lidell – Jim

May 16, 2008

This is the third full-length release for the Brit who has frequently been touted as the new King of Soul. He’s certainly got soulful, rhythm and blues influences in his sound. Some music sites list his sound as electronic, but aside from a few electronic bits in the backing music of his songs, he owes […]