Tag Archives: Tinashe

Summer in Chicago Mix 2010

With back-to-back dinner parties this weekend, I of course had to spend a good chunk of time obsessing about the proper soundtrack for said soirees.  The answer I came up with is the collection presented here: 19 food and family friendly tracks you probably haven’t heard but will want to.

For loyal readers of this blog, this CD will serve as a nostalgic tour through the mellower tracks that have emerged as my favorites over the last year or so.  For the newbies out there, feel free to search the artists’ names on the blog so that you can learn more about them.  And do track down their commercial releases: there’s not a band on here that’s not worth the price of admission.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the track list and the link to the music. Continue reading

Here Comes a Star

How it is that we aren’t (yet) hearing this song in movies, car commercials, and episodes of the O.C. is beyond me.  Hailing from the UK and about to drop his first full-length record in September, Tinashe is a vibrant new voice and one that I think could have an absurdly broad appeal.  He manages to take the energy of the Arcade Fire, the anthemic appeal of the Arctic Monkeys, and the world music vibe of The Very Best (or, yes, Vampire Weekend) and put it all together into an infectious, nod your head along at first listen, mix.  Pull it down, turn it up, and enjoy.

Zambezi, Tinashe

And here’s a likably lo-fi performance of his song “A-Liar.”