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Jun
0

REMEMBER “I AM THE SUMMERTIME” FROM AMERICAN PIE?

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I first fell in love with “I Am the Summertime” when I heard it in the American Pie film back in 1999! For years I couldn’t find it at digital retail under the artist name, Bachelor Number One. Upon doing some research I discovered Bachelor Number One was really one guy, Scot Sax who now lives in my city Nashville, TN. Yes it’s a small world.

Philadelphia pop artist Scot Sax knows his way around a pop song. He cut his teeth in the music industry as both a solo act and member of Wanderlust and Feel. A brilliant songwriter, Sax has composed many songs, most recognizably the Grammy-winning Tim McGraw and Faith Hill duet ‘Like We Never Loved At All.’  He’s also netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”

Listen to the catchy summertime hit below that is timeless IMHO. Get the single on BUTR Vol. 10: Summer Lovin’ or download via Vuze.

Jun
1

BUTR VOL. 10: SUMMER LOVIN’ (PODCAST #67)

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BUTR Vol. 10: Summer Lovin’
1. Scot Sax – I Am The Summertime (American Pie Soundtrack)
2. Cisco Adler – Boom Boom Boom (feat. Don Carlos & G-Eazy)
3. Gyptian – Wine Slow
4. Triggerfinger – I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li Cover)
5. Rob Lutes – Floating
6. The Massacoustics – One Drink At a Time
7. Graffiti6 – U Got the Sunshine
8. A B & The Sea – California Feeling
9. Husky Rescue – Summertime Cowboy
10. Julie Roberts – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding Cover)

May
0

NO “STAY WITH ME” IS DARK AND HAUNTING BUT ROMANTIC

NO is six piece band born in Los Angeles in 2010 at a local diner bonding over stories of disastrous relationships as well as their mutual admiration for storytelling artists like Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed. The band features former Steriogram man Bradley Hanan Carter (Vocals), Sean Daniel Stentz (bass), Reese Richardson (guitar), Ryan Lallier (guitar/keys), Simon Oscroft (guitar) and Michael Walker (drums).

In 2011 they recorded the debut EP Don’t Worry, You’ll Be Here Forever and released it via their website on 11.11.11. After the release of the EP, NO quickly gained recognition with the local Echo Park crowds, and both NME and the LA Times tipped them as an act to keep a close eye on. 2012 saw them wrack up over 100 live shows, including supports for Best Coast and Electric Guest, and a European tour with Father John Misty.

In 2013 the band returned to LA for a sold-out headline show at The Troubadour and performed at international festivals including London’s Hard Rock Calling and Germany’s Southside and Hurricane, as well as supporting the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Public Image LTD and The Naked and Famous.

Newly signed to tastemaker record label Arts & Crafts, NO have just finished their self-produced debut album El Prado out now. Look for them on the road and playing festivals this summer!

Bradley Hanan Carter’s seductive baritone is dark and haunting but wonderfully romantic. Watch the video for “Stay With Me” below and get the single on BUTR Vol. 8: Songs About Love & Seduction.

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Apr
0

MISS LI “MY HEART GOES BOOM” IS JAZZY UPTEMPO POP PERFECTION

Miss Li

Miss Li may be one of the biggest artists you have never heard of. She’s a Swedish singer-singer who’s singles have been featured on all your favorite TV shows (Weeds, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy) and in commercials for Apple’s iPod Nano 5G, White House Black Market, and the popular UK furniture store DFS.

It’s hard to belief she didn’t start making music and playing the piano until 2006, and since then has released 7 full-length albums! Known for her jazzy, uptempo pop sound, Miss Li has that God-given talent for writing infectious hooks that will urge you to put the song on repeat. Her single “My Heart Goes Boom” released in Sweden in 2012 became an instant hit.

Watch the video below and get the single on BUTR Vol. 8: Songs About Love & Seduction. Look for Miss Li on tour this spring and hitting the summer festival circuit.

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Apr
0

COUSIN DAN “F BOMB” IS RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME

Cousin Dan

To say that Cousin Dan is a unique individual is an understatement. He was born a full grown man with a mustache that makes the ladies weak in the knees. He’s a white R&B singer/gunshot survivor that can usually be seen around town wearing jorts and ripped off sleeveless shirts. His sound is on the borderline of brilliant fusing new wave, auto-tune funk, and electro pop in a way that only inspires greatness.

Utilizing his own personal dance floor equipped with fog machines and lights, Cousin Dan sings, plays, and creates killer beats while shooting lazers from his fingertips and bouncing them off of his mirrored codpiece that compliments his leopard skin leggings. 

My favorite song is called “F Bomb” and it available on BUTR Vol. 8: Songs About Love & Seduction. Watch the video below to get a taste of how ridiculously awesome he is. Cousin Dan may just be one of the most interesting men in the world.

Get all 15 songs on  Amazon, and BUTR Store.
Stream all BUTR albums on SpotifyRdio, and Beats.
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