1. Marvin Berry - "Feelin' Down"
By the far the best band in Arkansas named after a scene
in "Back to the Future," Marvin Berry
is a brand new project featuring Little Rock music scene stalwarts Andy Warr, Will Boyd, Chris Michaels and Dave Hoffpauir.
2. Emory Jr. and YKeedo - "Cool"
Last week I wrote about video director Kenneth Bell
for our Visionaries issue, and here the man has gone and done it again. I don't know Emory Jr. but he owns nice shirts and sounds good over beats that sound vaguely like the X-Files theme song. Cool.
3. Dead Anchors - "Get Out While We Can"
One good way to spend your afternoon would be purchasing the new album by Little Rock's Dead Anchors
, which is available on ITunes as of Monday (the hard copy will be around on the 30th). Here is a free song that might persuade you to do so. Maybe they remind you a little of bands like Rancid, but shot through with that post-Springsteen Americana Exhaustion that some people associate with Titus Andronicus or The Hold Steady. As you'll notice, they are great.
4. BLACK PARTY - "Hilaro Springs"
A new one from Little Rock's BLACK PARTY
, co-produced by his brother, Rodney CoLE
. Come and join their winning circle.