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This Band Rocks: Pickwick

So in doing a little research for work, I somehow (don’t ask me, the chain is very convoluted) ended up stumbling across this video:

Yeah, I know.  Incredible.  That man’s voice…is just….so good.  So I did a little digging.  Who is this man who sort of looks like Jean-Ralphio?  Does he have other music?  Is this his band?  Is he single?

Turns out he is the front man for the Seattle based band Pickwick.  And completely coincidentally, they have their first full-length coming out on March 12th.

So what do they sound like?  Imagine if Cold War Kids and Allen Stone were able to have a baby.  Soulful, melodic, catchy.  I seriously can’t imagine anyone not liking at least one song. Have a piqued your interest?  Well lucky for you you can stream the full length before it’s released here.

And here’s one more video for good measure:


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Just Killing It

Bored with your Tuesday?  Looking for some inspiration?  Well, let me help ya out.

You probably have heard of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis by now, the video for Thrift Shop is at 25 million views and counting.

But don’t knock them off as a couple of guys making novelty rap songs.  The Seattle duo has way more to offer.  Case in point: this incredible performance from the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series.  Somehow without a huge crowd, a stage, lights, or a microphone, Macklemore still puts on one hell of a show, and managed to get me amped up sitting silently at my desk in an office.  A particularly special treat is when Ray Dalton joins in to sing some sweet sweet melodies on the last track Can’t Hold Us.  So spend the next 14 minutes of your afternoon watching this glorious video, and the rest of your day figuring out how you can come close to being as cool as these guys…I’ve already started.

via rollingstone.com

PS – Am I the only one who thinks Macklemore looks a little bit like Sgt Nicholas Brody?