Video of The Day: Jeremy Street – Dayton

On December 24, 2020 Jeremy Street released his latest record ‘The Jeremy Street’ EP. One of the standout tracks on the record is his song about his hometown, Dayton. The song is appropriately called ‘Dayton’ and features production by “Txger Vppercvt” and mixing by “KO” of “The Lost Order.” The chorus on this is an ear worm of the highest order. You will be singing that chorus.

You can learn more about Jeremy and his music on bandcamp!

He also has an Instagram account at jeremy_the_street

Video of the Day: The Grapes of Wrath – Good To See You

Interesting lyric video for The Grapes of Wrath – ‘Good To See You’ from their 2013 record High Road. The song had been on a previous collection, Singles a year earlier. I have loved this band since their 1987 record Treehouse. The band has not released a record since High Road. They were extremely active in the 1980s and released a few albums in the 1990s and 2000s. In 2017, the band released a live album, Brand New Waves, from CBC Montreal Studio in 1988. Hope that some new music is on the horizon. Check out their excellent catalog!

Video of The Day: TV Queens – Make A Hit

TV Queens is the new project from Darryl Robbins (Motel Beds, Overthought Musik), Nathan Peters (Lioness, Captain of Industry) and Maria Dixon (Lioness). This stellar track is off of their upcoming first album, Bad Fiction which is coming out on February 19, 2021 on Magnaphone Records. Full of cool electronic goodness and overflowing with personality and charisma, this song should only build anticipation for the full length!

The first two singles ‘Bad Blood’ (as heard last week on YTAA!) and ‘All is Well or Hungry’ are available now from the band’s bandcamp page! Check Overthought Musik’s Facebook page for more information on all of the different music projects!

Video of The Day: The Reivers – If I Had a Little Time Without YOU

The John Croslin song, If I Had a Little Time Without You is from the 1991 album ‘Pop Beloved‘! The Austin, Texas based The Reivers were originally called Zeitgeist and were forced to change their name prior to the release of their second record ‘Translate Slowly‘ (1985) due to another band already using that name. The band released several terrific records ‘Saturday‘ (produced by Don Dixon) and ‘End of The Day‘ before ‘Pop Beloved.’ They released one more full length compilation in 2013, ‘Second Story‘. You can learn more on their webpage!

Video of The Day: The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers

The title track from The Beths sophomore record is a classic jangly poppy indie gem. This New Zealand band has been making some impressive music since 2015. The Beths have used social media (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, Instagram and an incredibly socially aware website) to share their music with us! Enjoy!

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Video of The Day: TINO – You Know

Today’s video is the latest from TINO! You can read our review of the record! TINO also has more for you on his YouTube Channel! Subscribe to his channel for video and information updates! TINO blends wisdom with incredibly high energy rock and rap using a mix of “rhyme schemes and unique flows over music ranging from golden era boom bap to trap mixed with soul samples and electronica.”

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Video of the Day – Shamus Dark – Angel Eyes

From Shamus Dark: When talking about songs from the Great American Songbook, I’d say that Angel Eyes is right up there with the best and one of my fave songs of all time. It was written in 1946, with music by the great Matt Dennis, lyrics by Earl Brent and was featured in the 1953 Hollywood movie ‘Jennifer’, starring Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. The song has become a jazz standard over the years with many interpretations by famous artists; K D Lang, Chet Baker, Sting, Pat Metheny, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Neil Sedaka, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck,Oscar Peterson and Duke Ellington to name just a few. Ella Fitzgerald, who recorded “Angel Eyes” at least four times, named it her favorite song. This video is a re-upload, now featuring a new music introduction by Pete Millward, who is also Producer. Guitar is by Eugene Pao.

Video of The Day: The Nautical Theme – Break My Fall

Break My Fall is the first single from the sophomore full-length album from The Nautical Theme, Lows+Highs.

Learn more about The Nautical Theme at https://thenauticaltheme.com

Lyrics:
Well you came in like a child
Without the burdens of the world upon your mind
So I stayed for a while
To try and learn the stories held within your eyes
But I never understood enough
Even though they said so much
Phrases I just could not recognize
In a language that I’m sure so sweet
But strangely quite foreign to me
I never had a chance to ask you why
You said goodbye

Now I sit in this pile of the worries and the cares built over time
And I think back to your arrival with all the tethers of the world passing you by
But I never understood enough
Even though you said so much
Phrases I just could not recognize
In a language that I’m sure so sweet
But strangely quite foreign to me
I never had a chance to ask you why
You said goodbye

Wide, you break my fall with your arms open wide

Story Behind the Song:
Break My Fall was one of the first songs written for Lows and Highs. When we were thinking about how to present the song on the album we wanted it to fall into the “highs” side of the “Lows and Highs”, which meant filling out the arrangement. Fortunately our friend and great supporter of the band, Justin Crim was willing to work with us on providing the drums for the track.

The meaning behind the lyrics took a turn for me while we were still working to finalize the song. Originally, the idea behind the first line “well, you came in like a child without the burdens of the world upon your mind” was quite literal, thinking of my children and their innocence of perspective on the world around them. It was about me trying to learn how to see the circumstances of my life with a fresh perspective – to be more like them. Unfortunately, around the time we were writing this song, my grandmother passed away. My memories tend to be very visual in nature. One of the first times I sang those lyrics after she passed, I saw clearly in my mind’s eye one of her visits to a childhood home of mine when I was still very young. She was playing with me just as if she was a child of my own age – so fun, playful, and carefree. So, during the crescendo of the song, when we’re singing “wide, you break my fall with your arms open wide”, I’m thinking about the supportive and loving nature of my grandmother and in general the self-sacrifice of those that come before us who gladly catch us when we stumble and hold us up through our journeys.

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