Monday mashup 2022 (vol. 3)

Happy spring. Just like the changing of the season, my time with Speedway has come to an end, and I will be starting a new job next week. In the meantime, let’s enjoy these new singles and music videos.

NEW SINGLES

First up this week is the latest from Blue Elan Records musician Colin Devlin. Given the state of war in the world, this one is particularly timely, although it is a remake of a classic Rusty Young song from the Blue Elan tribute album My Friend. Here’s Devlin’s take on “Regret.”

Our second single is from one of our favorite groups, whom we have featured numerous times in this blog. Not only are they multi-talented musicians, but they are also gifted lyricists and know how to say things that will make you think and take action. Give it up for “Chitter Chatter” from Carly and the Universe.

Next up is the latest from Denver Blues goddess Diana Rein. In times like these, sometimes we just need to “Drift Away.”

Single number four is from one of Los Angeles’ most prolific songwriters, Jen Waters. Her new album, Fate, is being released tomorrow and we are proud to share the title track. Enjoy her wisdom and incredible voice.

Our final single this week is from the incredible indie artist known as John West, who has been Lost in Japan since 2021. He has returned with an admonition to “Slow Down,” and we think that is excellent advice.

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

We kick off this week’s music videos with this beautiful and heart-warming song from Canyon City. We love the sentimentality of “Castle,” and encourage you to stop and listen to its message.

Another LA band we have featured extensively in the past is the power duo named Dauzat St. Marie. Their latest lyric video is for their hard-hitting song, “Time to go Home.” We think it is one of their best to date. Let us know what you think.

It seems like it’s not a new week unless we have something new from Ponderosa Grove to share. This band deserves a national spotlight, and their new video for “Changin'” may achieve that for them. Enjoy the beauty of the cinematography and the incredible sound of the voice of lead singer Candace Devine, as well as some of the finest harmonies in music today.

Our next video brings back memories of bands like America and CSNY, with vocal harmonies, folky sensibilities and just plain good fun. We are happy to share “Safe House” by Trout Fishing in America with you. Hard to believe they’ve been performing for 45 years, and this is our first introduction to them. We think you’ll also become an instant fan.

We close out this week with the premiere of the latest lyric video from Life.Church Worship, the place I called my church home when we lived in Oklahoma. Their latest is called “Grace Upon Grace,” and is one of the strongest songs they have written. Let the calmness of the Lord wash over you as you listen to the words.

Monday mashup 2021 (vol 24)

Missed our deadline yesterday due to work, so up early today to post the article. We are so proud to share these new singles and music videos. Enjoy these great artists.

LA MUSIC CRITIC AWARD WINNERS HIT #1 ON THE CHARTS

Two LA Music Critic Award winners have had some recent success on the charts. Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method‘s new single “You Better Think” debuted at #1 on the Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues Song chart, while Brigitte Purdy‘s tune “Time to Love” hit #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Rock Song chart. Congratulations to you both.

NEW SINGLES

Speaking of Polly O’Keary, here is the band’s new single, “You Better Think.” It is further proof that indie music is the best music.

Next up is the latest from one of our favorite LA songwriters, who has been fairly quiet for a while. John West is back and better than ever with the release of his latest tune, “Lost in Japan.” We’re just glad we found this one.

Our third single comes to us courtesy of Ue3 Promotions‘ client Chesca, and this smooth ballad should fuel your wind down time. Just sit back and “Feel the Breeze.” Check out the rest of this amazing album, which just dropped on July 30.

Next up is a stirring country/Americana ballad from one of LA’s reigning queens of the genre, Pi Jacobs. She may have a “Broken Cup,” but we will take it.

Our final single this week is a beautiful love song written by Matt Jones for his girlfriend, Lauren de Miranda. We think it is one of the best love songs we have ever heard. Give a listen to “Crazy Over You,” and we think you’ll be back for more.

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

Our first video this week is from an artist we featured back in 2016, and we’re thrilled that she’s back. Check out Ryal’s latest, “Feathers,” and enjoy the amazing flamenco dancing of Xianix Barrera.

Next up is the latest from Lucy & La Mer. It is a gorgeous acoustic cover of the Harry Styles‘ hit, “Watermelon Sugar.” We love it.

Our third video has a classic psychedelic sound and we truly dig it. Here’s “Floating in Air” by Monet’s Pond. We have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the future.

Are you a fan of the Netflix series The Witcher? If you are, then you will love “In the End,” the new video from Beth Crowley. This one will make you want to re-binge the entire series again.

We’re going to send you out this week with a rocking video from rue vox. This one features Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury and Heidi Shepherd and Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. Don’t be a victim of the “90’s Villain.”