Cary Brothers Going On Tour

Cary Brothers is heading back out on tour, opening for Joshua Radin in a few months, and it’s an acoustic tour… double win! Tour kicks off in Boston on Feb 5, and ends in New York on March 21st. He’ll be joined by Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata and Andrew Belle throughout the tour.  Get all the dates and ticket info here.
It’s been a while since he’s released an album, his last being Under Control more than 4 years ago. It’s one of favorite albums, solid from start to end. I was able to catch one of his shows at Hotel Cafe a few years back, and was thoroughly impressed. I’m a fan and look forward to catching him at The Fonda on March 7th.

Here’s one of my favorite songs from Under Control, the lead single, “Ghost Town.”


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New Tune: Cary Brothers – “Take Your Time” and “Come Pick Me Up” cover with Laura Jansen

Cary Brothers  is one of my favorite male singer-songwriters. He has a way of beautifully putting words and emotions into a song. His songs are emotional, moving, and have depth. His last album, Under Control, is ace from start to end. Here’s his new tune, “Take Your Time”, which was featured on The Vampire Diaries:

If you’re in LA, Cary Brothers will be playing with Harper Blynn at Hotel Cafe next Wednesday, October 26th. The two toured together last year. I saw Cary Brothers play at Hotel Cafe sometime last year, and it’s the perfect venue for him. He’s great live.

Bonus Video:

Here’s a recent great live and acoustic cover by Cary Brothers and Laura Jansen  for The Voice Project. They did a cover of Ryan Adam’s “Come Pick Me Up”. Laura Jansen can also be heard on “Something About You”, a cover of Level 42‘s song, as heard on Cary’s album, Under Control.

Man – Cary and Laura sound so great together.

Laura Jansen is another favorite singer-songwriter of mine. She’s also such a sweetheart and super friendly. She joined Harper Blynn at Hotel Cafe this past Wednesday… yeah, we missed a great show. She’s another great singer-songwriter and everyone should hear her beautiful music. I can’t tell you how hard it is to get her songs “Single Girls” and “The End” out of my head… I’m constantly singing it. It’s slightly embarrassing.

So what I’m saying is:

  • Cary Brothers is awesome. Pick up his album, Under Control, and his new single, “Take Your Time”. And if you’re in LA, check him out at Hotel Cafe this Wednesday.
  • Laura Jansen is also amazing, pick up her album, Bells.
  • And share their music with your friends. And Go!

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Favorite Albums of 2010

It’s taken us a while to compile a list of our favorite albums of 2010. There were so many albums we enjoyed this year, and it was a daunting task to narrow them down. But alas, here are 40 of our favorite albums.

There were two requirements for our list of favorites – they had to have been released in 2010, and ones that spent a good amount of time in our cd players and playlists. This list could easily have been longer, but we had to make some decisions and cuts. What can we say, we love music and an eclectic mix. Here’s the list…

Favorite Albums of 2010 (in alphabetical order):

  • Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  • Black Dub – Black Dub
  • Brendan James – Brendan James
  • Broken Bells – Broken Bells
  • Cary Brothers – Under Control
  • Cheryl Cole – Messy Little Raindrops
  • Daniel Merriweather – Love and War
  • David Gray – Foundling
  • Delphic – Acolyte
  • Diana Vickers – Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree
  • Ellie Goulding – Bright Lights
  • Eminem – Recovery
  • Erik Hassle – Pieces
  • Fitz and the Tantrums – Pickin’ Up The Pieces
  • Florence and The Machine – Between Two Lungs
  • Fran Healy – Wreckorder
  • Harper Blynn – Loneliest Generation
  • Hurts – Happiness
  • Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
  • Jesca Hoop – Hunting My Dress
  • John Legend and The Roots – Wake Up!
  • Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
  • Lauren Pritchard – Wasted In Jackson
  • Lindsey Ray – Goodbye From California
  • Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns
  • Lissie – Catching A Tiger
  • Live Lounge – Volume 5
  • Marina And The Diamonds – The Family Jewels
  • Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open
  • Michael Buble – Crazy Love Hollywood Edition
  • Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More
  • Natasha Bedingfield – Strip Me
  • Robyn – Body Talk
  • Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart
  • The Saturday Sessions
  • Sharon Corr – Dream of You
  • Simon Curtis – 8bit Heart
  • Tamar Kaprelian – Sinner or a Saint
  • Taylor Swift – Speak Now
  • The Script – Science and Faith

Edit: As Michael Buble once said, “HOLY SHIT BALLS!” There were several albums that I LOVE from this past year that escaped the initial list. It was a lapse in my organization, and in no way a reflection of the album or the artists. Here’s the three that I missed (and there may be more… whoopsie)

  • Justin Nozuka – You I Wind Land and Sea
  • KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit
  • Ry Cuming – Ry Cuming

What were your favorites of 2010? Share your thoughts

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