The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 8.7 – 8.11.17

​​This week Today’s Top Tune lasso’s up a feisty mix, including new work by the Be Good Tanyas’ Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, and countrified rock from Los Angeles-based Great Willow. We’ve got a new favorite from Moon Boots, a little reggae from Hollie Cook and a catchy song by Coast Modern.

 

Monday, August 7

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton: title track from Wildflower Blues

The Be Good Tanyas’ founding members Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton have reunited to make a little more music together. September brings a whole album’s worth of everything from their rural blues and folk to ragtime with a little smoky jazz mixed in. Wildflower Blues is made up of a few tasty covers and seven original songs. Our first listen is an original from the album it’s the title track.

 

​​Tuesday, August 8

Great Willow: Many Thing​s​

​LA’s Great Willow presents us with a special mix of indie countrified ​rock reminiscent of the  Laurel Canyon sound of a bygone era. “Many Things” is a song of gratitude.

 

​​Wednesday, August 9

Moon Boots: Keep the Faith

​Deep soul vibes emanate from our speakers each time we play Moon Boots’ latest track, “Keep the Faith,” featuring Nic Hanson’s stunning vocals.

 

​​Thursday, August 10

Hollie Cook: title track from Angel Fire

​Born and bred in West London Hollie Cook was raised in a household filled with music by her Sex Pistol dad, Paul Cook. While Cook once performed with The Slits, her own music ​has a laid-back summer reggae vibe that will keep you groovin’. Here’s “Angel Fire.”

 

Friday, August 11

Coast Modern Dive from their self-titleddebut album

After a successful stint at SXSW in 2016, Coast Modern ​got scooped up to support several bands including BØRNS. Now 2017 brings the duo a string of dates in the fall, an album debut and from it, a catchy song called Dive.