Four tracks deep into their latest release “A Sucker’s Dream,” this was the first song that stuck in my head and I’m pretty sure they’ll wake up with the catchy hook still looping come morning.
Mofro – “Lochloosa”
I caught onto JJ Grey and Mofro a little late in the game, but thanks to a friend suggestion, I did catch their set at ACL Festival a couple years ago. Pretty sure they played this song, so I happily added it to my collection along with “Dirtfloorcracker” after hearing it on House (thanks Shazam).
Dawes – “Love Is All I Am”
First time I heard this track, I initially thought it was Bob Schneider, not Dawes. They recently rolled through Houston on tour, but after a long day at work and late set starts, the yawns prevailed and I called it an early night.
The Damnwells – “Bastard of Midnight”
Trouble keeps the bar lights on
For the heartache
Sunset Boulevard to take me home
But I just wanna scream
When living in California I would often head down to LA to see shows at clubs along Sunset Boulevard. The lyrics from this song take me back to those late nights when I would hit Sunset to catch the 405 back to Bakersfield. The Damnwells are also one of those bands that I’m perplexed why they aren’t bigger. Head over to their Myspace page to give “Bastard of Midnight” a listen.