Search Results for 'Leon Bridges'

  1. Leon Bridges – Coming Home

    This won’t come as a surprise but when we host a dinner party in our home, I take the music selection very seriously. At the most basic level, to paraphrase the character Rob from the movie High Fidelity, I pack the night’s soundtrack full of stuff my guests would like; stuff that would make them happy. Of course, finding Continue…

    Borrowing the feelings and groove of vintage Southern soul and r&b, the swinging and warmly pulsing debut album by Leon Bridges is a true crowd pleaser.

  2. Single Serving: Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer

    Leon Bridges isn’t reinventing the wheel, but he’s definitely hitting upon something different with his vintage jams. We described his debut tunes by noting that Bridges “doesn’t just reclaim the sounds of early Southern soul and gospel, he writes songs as if he were possessed by the ghost of Sam Cooke himself.” That continues to prove true on Continue…

  3. Single Serving: Leon Bridges – Coming Home

    There’s retro and then there’s this. On his debut tracks, Fort Worth songwriter Leon Bridges doesn’t just reclaim the sounds of early Southern soul and gospel, he writes songs as if he were possessed by the ghost of Sam Cooke himself. For example, his single “Coming Home” sways across the floor with an easy lo-fi groove, bluesy rhythm and low Continue…

  4. Turntable Kitchen’s SXSW 2015 Recap

    SXSW continues to be our favorite music festival. It’s the “choose your own adventure” of music festivals. Indeed, no two groups will have the same experience. And 2015 was no exception. You could catch incredible, intimate performances from established artists like Spoon, TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Earl Sweatshirt, in between breathtaking performances Continue…

  5. Turntable Kitchen’s Spring 2015 Mixtape

    Friday marks the first day of Spring and we’re celebrating with a brand new mixtape. It’s flowery and warming and the perfect soundtrack for all things in bloom. As you’d expect, we’ve packed it full of some of our favorite new tunes from the past few months including big new cuts from Tame Impala, Unknown Continue…

  6. Turntable Kitchen’s Guide To SXSW 2015

    It’s exhausting. It’s a mess. And I sure hope you don’t mind standing in lines. SXSW Music returns next week and, despite it all, it remains our favorite music festival in the world. Unlike traditional music festivals, SXSW offers you an endless variety of options at any given moment. You can catch some of your Continue…

  7. Mid Autumn Mix

    We’re just past Autumn’s mid-point which means we’re getting ready for one of our favorite holidays: Thanksgiving. I think you know we love food around here so, as you can imagine, we’ve got our hands full planning and prepping our menu. And, as you can probably also imagine, we believe that any extended expedition into the Continue…

  8. Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

    One notable trend in independent music in the past few years is the band/artist that pens songs that sound like they were sent here from another era. Whether they sound like The Rolling Stones or like Sam Cooke, it’s fair to say our love of nostalgia has evolved beyond chillwave to embrace more direct homages to the past. It’s fair Continue…