Daily "Hot" Track Pick

Built_to_spill_02l_1Another hot pick by our NYC-based colleague and music whiz, Andrea Graham.

Carry the Zero Built To Spill

Elton John nailed it when he asked 'Why do the sad songs say so much?' Joking aside, the sad songs just hit deeper in the chest, they strike a chord in our broken and bruised hearts, and that makes them much more interesting than sunshine. Masters of melancholy Built to Spill use their expertise in misery to craft this wonderfully reflective and vindictive ode to a passing relationship. Doug Martsch’s writing is just excellent, “You’ve become what you thought was dumb”, simply fantastic. Fans of Teenage Fanclub and the Doves will certainly want to check out Built To Spill.

Today's Playlist Pick

Debris The Faces

B_ipod_blk_front_nrThis is our first daily pick of an artist or track for your playlist listening pleasure. Today's review is written by our New York colleague and music whiz, Andrea Graham. Enjoy, and please pass it on.

The Faces have to be in my opinion, the most underrated rock band ever. And, I'll admit it, ten years ago I would have dismissed The Faces simply for the fact that Rod Stewart was their lead man. Adult easy listening stuff aside, Stewart's pre-frosted spikes era with the Faces is some phenomenal stuff. This song, in particular, Debris, features the amazing Ronnie Lane on lead vocals and acoustic guitar joined by Ronnie Wood doing his famous lazy guitar swagger and Stewart adding a nice touch on back up vocals. Its  a relatively quiet song on rock standards, but something about it really captures a sweet nostalgia of a not so perfect relationship. Check out the box set Five Guys Walk into A Bar, almost every song shines in the 80 plus track collection.