Let's distract ourselves from Winter in April here in Chicago with a few tunes from a few dudes with some great pipes.
To begin: Hi, Michael Stipe! Cool beard!
Up next, one of these gents needs no introduction. The other soon might not either. Geee-zuzz:
You can stream Gallant's debut album on NPR First Listen until its release this Friday. Do it.
Up last, but certainly not least—one of my other longtime loves, Anthony Hamilton, has a new album out, What I'm Feelin'—so he and The Hamiltones paid a visit to NPR's Tiny Desk to go along with its release. It's a great mix of new material and some of his classics.
I'm trying so hard right now to stop myself from what I'm about to write, but, fuck it. It's got me saying "Amen"!
Next time, I hope he keeps the flag sweater at home and also sings "Lucille." But I'm not complaining. Happy Monday!