Each week ListenUp browses through Twitter's infamous #musicmonday hashtag to find some new and somewhat random musical offerings to help Myrtle Beach Music fans kick off their week. After a somewhat wild and raucous week of Halloween tracks and parties, we thought we'd slow it down a bit this week with great laid-back tracks from Patch William, Dojo Workhorse
Patch William "Jealousy"
The day's featured "Top Tweet" came from clothing designer Burberry (@Burberry) which said:
This song is part of a series of acoustic tracks provided by the luxury brand as a collaboration between the designer label and British artists who have been selected by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey. Looking through the site we found some great, understated acoustic tracks by up-and-coming artists that are definitely worth checking out, including "Chemistry" by One Night Only, "Hung Up" by The Cheek and "Idiot" by Life In Film.
Patch William is a young, London-based quartet that has been gaining steam in the U.K. with a BBC live session and a recently-released EP. "Jealousy" is a great, understated track with some with delicate and beautiful vocals and a memorable refrain of the track's title throughout.
Dojo Workhorse "Misbehave"
Tweeted by Shawn Amos, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (@shawn_amos) who said:
Staying outside the U.S. and heading north this time, we find Calgary, Alberta-based band Dojo Workhorse. This band's smooth folk/soul sounds are like a mash-up of Jack Johnson (minus the island vibes) and Stones Throw soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne. According to CBC Radio it's "just really pretty music that sounds like a guitar and piano singing together.
The song holds somewhat cheeky and clever lyrics about being impetuous and romantic which seem to be the trademark of the band whose debut album is called "Weapons Grade Romantic."
Listen to more Dojo Workhorse here.
Tweeted by Maria Savva, of London, U.K. (@Maria_Savva) who said:
The piano-driven "Perfect" is a great, slow building rock track that sounds similar to something Velvet Revolver might have done with Scott Weiland at the helm.
With just three members (drummer, guitarist and a lead singer playing stand-up bass) they put out a big sound that is very familiar yet a little twisted from the rock you're used to. This L.A. three-piece is much heavier — in a Modern/Alternative Rock sort of way — than this song shows, so even if this isn't your style, you might want to go and give their free, 5-song EP (a sample of their upcoming 2011 self-titled release) a try.
Check out the band's website and download it here.