Music for the Holiday

I listened to a ton of music over the past few days. Some of it because of preparation for upcoming episodes of The Appetizer. Other songs were new music that came in the mail, and other music was stuff I selected to run during the day on the radio station I work at. With so many great songs I was able to hear, I don’t want to keep them for myself. I thought I’d share their sweet sounds with you.

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Wealthy West-Give Me Resurrection
This is the solo/side project of The Rocketboys frontman Brandon Kinder. He started doing his solo work last year and released a self-titled album. He’s done a little bit of touring, mostly shows with his band The Rocketboys. Much of his solo work involves songs about love, and what it really means. This one is a great track about the depth of love.

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Brandi Carlile-Looking Out
Brandi is one of my all-time favorite artists and in her short career has already garnered the kind of attention usually reserved for legends of music who’ve conquered the stage for decades. This song is available for free on NoiseTrade. You can pick it up at our previous post. Some categorize her as country, others folk, and others alternative country. I categorize her as awesome. The songs have this majesty and beauty to them in both composition, writing, and of course her voice. This track captures all those parts that make her great.

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Cut Off Your Hands-You Still Love Me
This band comes from New Zealand. Influenced by The Smiths, this quartet’s 2008 album is titled Happy As Can Be and showcases their fun and spunky sound as well as their influences in pop punk bands. You can download another single from them here.

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Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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