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
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
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
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
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
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.