The Needle 016: "Love Will Set You Free" on #soul, #indie from NZ, Ryan Adams and more.

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For the week of September 21, 2015

Fill me in…


If you’ve dropped by #soul lately, you know we’ve been steadily feeding sounds of the genre that gives us our humanity. @newmerator put us on to #soul that not only blesses the ears, but makes you want to get up and dance. The music is by Carrie Cleveland with a song called “Love Will Set You Free” and we’re liking it. Dance moves provided by Northern Soul Girl:

Northern Soul Girl dancing to Carrie Cleveland   Love Will Set You Free

A little dose of dreamy #indie once in awhile never hurts. This one is by Yumi Zouma who released their last EP with the NY/London label, Cascine. As the story goes, the New Zealanders never intended for their music to reach beyond the walls of their garage, but good music finds a way. Presenting, “A Long Walk Home for Parted Lovers”:

Yumi Zouma - A Long Walk Home for Parted Lovers

What else is going on?

 

#hiphop and #classical lovers unite! Kendrick Lamar is teaming up with the National Symphony Orchestra to perform the album, To Pimp a Butterfly at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. It’ll be happening towards the end of October and could be a show for the ages. It also, of course, could be a disaster like many genre clashes in the past. But if I were in DC, I wouldn’t miss it. More info on that here.

 

Something for the #cratediggers to be happy about;  vinyl has generated more revenue in the US this year than YouTube Music, VEVO, Soundcloud, and Free Spotify combined. And it wasn’t even that close.


Remember the Happy Birthday scripts that were found a couple weeks ago? Well a federal judge has since ruled that Warner Music Group can f*ck off and no longer claim rights to the song as it’s now considered public domain. They may even have to reimburse some of the money collected over the years. NPR has more on that.

Don’t sleep on…


Ryan Adams. Perhaps he is already well known (at least after the recent release of his 1989 cover album, he is) and there are only a few who have been sleeping on him, but it’s definitely worth the share. The North Carolina native has been around for quite some time and produced albums for names like Willie Nelson and Fall Out Boy; and has collaborated with Weezer and Norah Jones to name a few. Here’s a jam from 15 years ago, shared this past week.
Ryan Adams, "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)"
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