The Needle 035: #indie music, remembering Mo White, Mick Jenkins now officially 'On The Map' and more

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For the week of January 31, 2016

@velvor and I thought we'd let you guys listen to La Needle instead of just read it.
You can listen to our first take with music from last weeks edition of The Needle and if y'all enjoy, we'll do more!

Fill me in…


#indie went off this past week and was flooded with good music. One stand out track called ‘Help Yourself’ was posted by @bruised_blood and it’s good. Something about the song feels incredibly comfortable to the music lovers’ ear, but there’s no doubt it moves any listener into the place Tindersticks had in mind. Tindersticks was formed in Nottingham back in 1991 and have been back and forth since, working on some soundtracks over their time. Their most recent album, The Waiting Room, came out on Jan. 22 and is accompanied by a “film project” with visuals to accompany the music which looks really well done. Here’s ‘Help Yourself”:

Tindersticks - Help yourself

#covers decided to come alive yesterday with a few songs passed around, but a Chvrches cover of the Arctic Monkeys’ jam ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ caught the tastes of multiple people. If you don’t know the Arctic Monkeys, we’re going to assign homework to dig them up on behalf of @kurt, who dropped in the cover. Don’t be alarmed when you hear that the Arctic Monkeys sound quite different from Chvrches...they definitely put their own take on the original song; a quality we consider to be found in most good covers.

Chvrches cover Arctic Monkeys' 'Do I Wanna Know?' for Like A Version

What else is going on?

 

R.I.P. to Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White. It seems too often we have to mention the passing of musical legends, but if anything good can result, it would be leading more people to discovering the late musicians’ work. In this case, most of us in #music probably don’t have to think too hard to realize the music they listen to (or they, themselves) has possibly been touched by Mo White. Rolling Stone magazine put together some thoughts that musicians had on his impact on music. You can check that out here.  

Don’t sleep on…


Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins. Signed to Cinematic Music Group, he joins a roster that has featured Joey Bada$$ (along with the rest of Pro Era), Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T., Sean Kingston and Nipsey Hustle.  He’s been building a solid following for the past couple of years, but it may about time to expect to hear a lot more. He’s set to release his first album in 2016 called [T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent, but for now, let's enjoy a collab with BBNG called “On The Map”. *don't forget to drink more water:
Mick Jenkins - On The Map Cover  Ft  BadBadNotGood
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