Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: The Killers – Prize Fighter

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You know what’s great? “Discovering” a new band. You know, that feeling when you stumble on a small, little-known group, memorize their music, and you have the sense you have something unique and pure and untouched? Don’t worry – I’m not delusional enough to think I have that special somethin’ with The Killers.

BUT …

You know what is, if not great, still pretty darned good? Finding a song from a well-known band that maybe not SO many people know about – and claiming it as your own (along with probably a few thousand strangers). That song for me? The Killers’ “Prize Fighter” (from 2012’s Battle Born). It’s one of those classic songs every woman wishes was written about her (right alongside “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel) and every listener can instantly jive to. Ladies? Listen your hearts out. Men – or women with lady friends – take a few notes – whatever lucky lady(s) are in your life will love to hear these lyrics fall from your lips!

Song Of The Day: Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars

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Happy birthday to The Boss!

Bruce Springsteen turns 70 today and unlike some performers who’ve been around as long as he has, Bruce has managed to stay relevant and interesting after all these years. He doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down either, with this year seeing the release of his latest, Western Stars, as well as a concert film of the same name that recently premiered at TIFF.

Check out the video for “Western Stars” below:

Song Of The Day: Esther Rose – Only Loving You

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New Orleans-by-way-of-Detroit singer-songwriter Esther Rose’s sophomore album You Made It This Far, released late last month on Father/Daughter Records, is an impressive collection of classic sounding folk/country tunes.

From the plaintive tone of opening track “Always Changing” to the bouncy “Handyman” to wistful closer “Don’t Blame It On The Moon“, it’s a solid album throughout, with “Only Loving You” standing out as one of the highlights. The video for “Only Loving You” was filmed at New Orleans’ St. Roch Tavern, which offers up pinball, karaoke, and a $15 dollar haircut + beer combo. Seems like a pretty happening spot.

Esther Rose plays The Horseshoe Tavern on September 17 and 18 opening for Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets. Haircut not included.

Song Of The Day: Vivian Girls – Something To Do

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I can’t really say that any band getting back together surprises me at all anymore, but I will admit that Vivian Girls putting out something new kind of snuck up on me. Between Cassie Ramone’s solo career and Katy Goodman’s work as La Sera over the last few years, I wasn’t necessarily expecting them to reunite for a new album, but it’s certainly a welcome surprise.

The band’s upcoming fourth record, Memory, is due to be released September 20th on Polyvinyl Records. Check out the video for first single “Something To Do” below: