New Music Tuesday – 2.11.14: Do Not Google “Daley”

In case you haven’t heard, they’re making a “Jingle All The Way” sequel. It has a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now there is this wretched thing:

Humans are the worst.

Now, happy things:

Daley – Days and Nights

I should not have researched this dude. From the album cover and musical competence, I expected this to be a Miguel-calibur of class. Two things happen when you do an image search for “Daley.”

Mainly, you get a bunch of results of the Olympic diver with images of him in the tiniest Speedo a man can legally wear in public. Then you get Gareth Daley, this fine, smooth hipster of a musician. It’s a classic Allen Stone situation.

I love this album. He’s got a voice and he’s got the heart. Luckily, those are the only ingredients you need for good music.

††† (Crosses) – Crosses

This is Chino from Deftones’ other band. It earns bonus points for being distinguishable from the Deftones and because the band’s name is made of symbols.

Note that this album was supposed to come out last November, but it was pushed back. It is labeled as a 2013 album, but it came out today.

Temples – Sun Structures

Who would you say make up the current pantheon of British bands?

Quickly glazing through last.fm, I’m going with this list based off the people’s choice:

-Radiohead
-Coldplay
-Muse
-U2

I’ll end it there because the rest of the bands on there are filthy lies. One day, I’m sure Temples should be up there. They are the Beatles and Oasis of a new age and are certainly worth your time. This will not be the last time you hear about Temples.

Updated Best of 2014 playlist:

Wow, she’s really coming along, isn’t she? I had only heard of maybe four of those artists before the year started. So diverse.

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