Greyhouds “What’s On Your Mind” – Modern Soul Classic

Take a Michael McDonald-esque vocalist, 2 parts The Swampers, 1 part Funk Brothers and you’ve got a little bit of an idea of what Greyhounds are doing, aside from making incredibly beautiful songs. Keyboardist Anthony Farrell and guitarist Anthony Trube are the brains behind the group and their album, Accumulator (Ardent Records) is an album that keeps on getting better with each subsequent listen.

Hanni El Khatib “Moonlight”

There are so many great fucking records coming out this year it’s hard to believe we’re already seeing new tracks from albums in the future. The sentiment that the music industry is choking through the last breath as the life drains out seems paradoxical. Despite the evisceration of the “middle class” from music (and main street Amerikkka) new artists are making bold statements.

Hanni El Khatib’s album Moonlight isn’t due out till January 2015 but he’s just released the single and its great and the video is haunting and strangely provocative.