Press Play Friday: Fresh Music 10/1/10

I think it’s time for some new music

It’s that time, once again. I know you’ve been waiting for it. So here it is. It’s time for some new music (Yay!). This week I’ve been scanning my iTunes library to find something really good for you (I hope I do that every week). Today we’re going to look at songs from some sophomore artists that you might not have heard of before. All of these artists have at least a couple of albums out already, but still haven’t quite made it to be household names. Hopefully, we can change that. Let’s look at the set list:

First up, Ace Enders and A Million Different People. As the solo project of the Early November’s front-man Arthur “Ace” Enders, the band has a large underground following. With the laid back, garage band sound, Ace Enders has cult hits like Reaction and their cover of Bittersweet Symphony. But, I think the standout is Rain from the album The Secret Wars (Sadly, I can’t find a link for you to buy the album, because it was offered for a limited time for free on Fuse). It’s pure rock goodness. Take a listen.

Far and Wide by The Roadside Graves has become one of my favorite songs, lately. Every time it starts to play, I always think “Hey, I don’t remember buying any Bob Dylan songs.” The Roadside Graves have that brilliant, raw, folk sound that makes you want to just close your eyes on a cloudy day and listen to the amazing melodies and lyrics.

It wasn’t that long ago, when I was watching the Mickey Mouse Club and watching a young Matt Morris sing and dance next Justin and J.C. Now, like the rest of us, he’s all grown up and slowly and surely becoming the next big thing in the music biz. I highly suggest getting his album When Everything Breaks Open and his free acoustic session on Daytrotter. The acoustic live performance just makes everything better. This is my favorite song, Love. After this discovery, I think I need to go see what Tony Lucca is doing now.

Do you have music recommendations for me? What songs and artists have you been listening to recently? Tell me in the comments!

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