This one is a week for the Rock and Roll OG’s. Gloria Gaynor, Tommy James, Savoy Brown, and Ricki Lee Jones all have records out this week. Here are five that have caught our ear-tention.
Eagles of Death Metal – EODM Presents Boots Electric
This one is shaping up to be one of the more fun records of the year. “God of Thunder,” “Abracadabra,” “High Voltage”,” C’mon man!
The Mattson 2 – Paradise
A groovy, psychedelic 60’s inspired listen. Lots of trippy California road trip vibes on this one.
Peter Frampton – All Blues
Another record of cover songs, this time Peter Frampton displays his prodigious guitar chops going old school with delicate versions of “The Thrill is Gone,” “I’m a King Bee,” and “She Caught The Katy” just to name three. “Georgia On My Mind” is a stellar hi lite.
Dylan LeBlanc – Renegade
Townes Van Zandt and Fleet Foxes inspired, as the son of Muscle Shoals session player James LeBlanc, Dylan Le Blanc delivers a solid set of songs blending solid songwriting with dreamy soundscapes.
Hollis Brown – Ozone Park
Named after the character in a Bob Dylan Song, this Queens, N.Y. these guys are more U2 mixed with Tom Petty and a dash of Black Crowes than Dylan. An album that is a bit more Rock than Roll, this is an extremely accessible record that will be on your regular listening rotation very soon. There is not a bad song in this basket.