I watch some bad TV. I would like to be perfectly honest about that from the beginning. That being said, I was recently watching episode 202 of Suits, a USA original, and during the final scene of the episode where the love of my life, Gabriel Macht (see below!), is having a heart to heart with his boss, Jessica, I heard this really cool and interesting song in the background. I fancy myself a music enthusiast so I usually pay attention to music I hear in movies and on TV, but this one really caught my attention and to my utter dismay, SOUNDHOUND was unable to recognize the tune that was floating through my tele speakers. Obviously, I didn’t let that setback prevent me from finding what artist was successfully combining soul, dub step, sampling, and synths in one swoop – So I ventured out on to the internet and there I discovered Caught A Ghost.
LA songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan created Caught A Ghost with band mates Stephen Edelstein and Tessa Thompson. Nolan explains Caught A Ghost as an expression for when you’re possessed by the spirit, used in the past by blues singers when they’d hear a good performance…I can definitely get on board with that. This particular track, Time Go, represents Nolan’s creative homage to Motown Stacks and James Blake. Caught A Ghost is about paying tribute to La La Land and the musical ghosts that roam the Hollywood hills. I hope you enjoy this track and oh yeah…I am glad to be back.
There’s just something about bands from Brooklyn, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is definitely something about Brooklyn bands, it could be the swagger, the image, the slightly mysterious back story, the fact that there always seem to be more band members each time they release an album. Yes, there is DEFINITELY something about Brooklyn. White Rabbits are no exception to the rule. White Rabbit’s most recent album release Milk Famous commands a darker sound than their freshman effort Fort Nightly, there newest effort is synthy and sneaky and I love it. My favorite track from Milk Famous is Heavy Metal, but I Had It Coming is a close second, with it’s haunting/Johnny Cash lyrical presence. I don’t know much else about these 6 Brooklyn band mates, but there is definitely something there to look at and listen to.
I spent the entire week of SXSW, which lucky for me takes place in my home town, bouncing from venue to venue listening to some of the most amazing and inspiring musicians this country/world has to offer. As you all know (and if you didn’t know this then welcome!) I took a break from this blog over the past 6 months. A lot in my life has changed over the past 6 months, but I can tell you what has not changed, one single iota, is my passion for music and my desire to share this love of tunes with anyone who’ll take time to hear/read about my auditory interests.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be back in the saddle and this time around I will be working my tail feather off for TrackStar readers. Additionally, I am committed to seeing as much live music as possible this year and hopefully exposing my readers to what’s out there on the perimeter. I have also added a new feature to my site, MIXTAPES (See above header), to expose my readers to my vast portfolio of musical mixes, an underrated artistry in my opinion.