Yesterday, I posted my “Top Ten Albums of 2013” list. Today, I’ll give you the best songs from eleven other albums that didn’t quite make the cut. Go check them out, and purchase the songs you like.
- Anvil – “Flying” from Hope In Hell
- Boston – “Heaven On Earth” from Life, Love & Hope
- Alvin Youngblood Hart – “Motherless Children Have a Hard Time” from True Blues
- Jimi Hendrix – “Hear My Train A Comin’” from People, Hell & Angels
- Tom Keifer –“Solid Ground” from The Way Life Goes
- Kopecky Family Band – “Heartbeat” from Kids Raising Kids
- LL Cool J – “We’re The Greatest” (featuring Eddie Van Halen and Travis Barker) from Authentic
- Lorde – “Royals” from Pure Heroine
- Lynch Mob – “Wicked Sensation” from Unplugged: Live from SugarHill Studios
- Tigertailz – “One Life” from Knives
- Luke Winslow-King – “I’ve Got My Mind Set On You” from The Coming Tide
Check out Kopecky Family Band “Heartbeat”:
Purchase Kopecky Family Band – Kids Raising Kids.
Check out He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister “Same Old Ground”
Purchase He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister – Nobody Dances In This Town.
Kopecky Family Band
Kids Raising Kids
ATO Records, 2013
Indie rock with a dash of doo-wop and a sprinkle of surf guitar…sounds weird, but Kopecky Family Band makes it work. Don’t misunderstand—the other influences are barely noticeable when you listen to Kids Raising Kids, but they are present. This is no surprise, as the band members come from all over: Denver, South Carolina, North Carolina, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Minneapolis, and the Philippines. The band was formed when they all met in college, and the resulting album displays the beauty of all those influences meshed together.
The highlights of this album are “Heartbeat,” “She Is The One,” and “My Way,” which features an off-beat vocal arrangement. It catches the listener off-guard the first time, but gets better with each additional spin. Other songs are more mainstream indie, and it is evident the Kopecky Family Band was a good fit to co-headline a tour with The Lumineers last year (before they hit it big). Is this the year that KFB gets attention from commercial radio?
Watch the video for “Heartbeat” below:
1. Wandering Eyes
3. My Way
4. Are You Listening
5. The Glow
8. She Is The One
10. Angry Eyes