Melody Gardot is a Grammy-nominated American singer, writer and musician who considers herself a “citizen of the world”. Melody Gardot has released three albums including: “Worrisome Heart” (Feb 26, 2008), “My One and Only Thrill” (April 28, 2009), and “The Absence” which was released on May 28, 2012. Her voice is breathtaking, her passion, drive and love for music can be both seen and heard all throughout her music and life. Musicologistblog wants to share a wonderful artist such as Melody Gardot in more than just one way, so today’s video, song, and live performance of the day will be by Melody Gardot.
Michael Kiwanuka is a British soul musician. He has been compared to legends such as Bill Withers, Otis Redding, and Randy Newman. Michael’s debut album Home Again was released on March 23, 2012 in the UK and is available now on iTunes. He was included a “Longlist” of cool artists, such as Azealia Banks, Niki & The Dove and A$AP Rocky, for the BBC Sound of 2012, which aims to showcase the best rising music stars for the year ahead. Micheal Kiwanuka was the winner of this year’s BBC Sound of 2012 poll for top artist to watch. He is an artist to watch, listen to, and enjoy. To find out more about Micheal check out this link:entertainment-arts-16266507
Other Lives are an American indie rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma. The band originally formed in 2004 as Kunek and released one album in 2006 under that name.Other Lives’ self-titled album was released physically April 7, 2009 and digitally March 17, 2009. Their sophmore album Tamer Animals which is available now, was produced by Beck’s longtime drummer Joey Waronker. Band members are Jesse Tabish, Jenny Hsu , Jon Mooney,Colby Owens ,and Josh Onstott . Other Lives opened for Radiohead on the first leg of their 2012 North American tour in February and March, 2012. Like Radiohead, the band played at the 2012 Coachella Festival. GET TO KNOW Other Lives because of their on point, brilliant, unified, real, and one of a kind music. Their sophmore album Tamer Animals is definitely worth purchasing and listening to from begining to end. This is why Other Lives are this week’s Musicologistblog’s GET TO KNOW band. To find out more about Other Lives click this link:otherlives
The musicologist’s words for today is ,”Not watch but LISTEN. Listen to the cool, unique, and genius sounds of John Fruciante”. John said that, “Letur-Lefr signifies the transition of two becoming one, notably symbolized by the first song on the album being the sequel to the album’s last.” The four words linked on the album cover describe Fruciante’s creative process. His creative process was nothing short but brilliant. LETUR-LEFR is one of the best EP’s Musicologistblog has heard this year and it is definitely worth purchasing. John’s eleventh studio album PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will be available worldwide on September 24, 2012. To find out more about John Frusciante and his music check out this link: johnfrusciante.com