AUDIO: Sleepwalker’s “You Are The One”

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Out this fall will be a new album by Sleepwalker called Holy Hell and if hell is a holy place for you, you may want to remind yourself of its release after hearing a song from it, called “You Are The One”. Maybe they knew that maybe, you were the one who would like this song. Or maybe not, I can’t control your thoughts but I can possibly influence you to at least have a listen. Right?

AUDIO: k-os’ “Spaceship”

What is k-os doing these days? Is he striving to be a top rapper, making sure his place in hip-hop remaiuns secure or is he like what Talib Kweli once said and doing something just to get by? Whatever you think, listen to his new one called “Spaceship” and maybe you’ll get a chance to fly off with him, wherever he feels happy to get by in.

BOOK’S FOODIE: Fletcher’s Sauce Co’s Gourmet Hot Sauce (review)

 photo Fletchers_label_zpsvl8x6apd.jpg This one was a hot sauce found at my local supermarket, it’s from a store (Yoke’s) that often has a good share of sauces I like, be it hot or BBQ sauce. This hot sauce was from the city of Mead, Washington that is north of Spokane, si I thought it would be great to try out this regional sauce.

It’s made by Fletcher’s Sauce Co., the mascot of which is a cowboy with a hat and his eyes not visible. He’s a slick cowboy so I thought hmmm, maybe this sauce will be as slick as the man in front. The label says it is a “gourmet” hot sauce and that I should “taste the difference. Perhaps the influx of different ingredients should have been some kind of clue, with things like sodium bisulfite, potassium sorbate, and tricalcium phosphate. Or that TOMATO JUICE (in all capital letters) was the third primary ingredient. It doesn’t even list what specific peppers they use, it just says “chili”. You mean with beans or without? Help me, folks.

Let me get to the point. I tried it and I wondered “where’s the heat?” There was a little bit of it there but it came off as if heat was not a factor. Those who may not like a hot of hot sauces or heat in their food would really like this but it came off like I was having a mild picante sauce. In fact, I tried it with a tortilla chip and it is suitable there but in terms of heat, it almost seemed more like a ketchup. Ina Garten is a chef who, in an episode of her TV show, said if you wanted something spicy, add ketchup and I said “wait a minute, ketchup is spicy?” If you think ketchup is spicy, maybe you’ll like Fletch’er’s Sauce Co’s hot sauce and nothing hotter. The company also makes barbeque sauce, three different varieites to choose from and I would think those would be quite good but as for their hot sauce, it’s more like lame sauce. In other words, it’s a nice and pleasant sauce but that’s it. Nothing more and nothing less, just “eh”.

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RECORD CRACK: The Spitfires to release “4am” single in August

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The Spitfires, a band out of Watford, England, will be releasing a 7″ single on August 14th, which will be a preview of the band’s album Response, to be released a week later. The song is called “4am” (Catch 22), which is backed by a non-LP B-side called “Drowning”. Have a listen to it and see if it moves you.

VIDEO: MarQ Spekt featuring Deacon The Villain’s “Shangri-La”

What would you expect from MarQ Spekt? Do you know who he is? No? Then welcome yourself to him and his music. The song was produced by Deacon The Villain of Cunninlynguists, who was also nice enough to include himself within the track too and the tune (that was the third word I used to describe this composition, now that’s a fourth) is called “Shangri-La”, which is ready to entice and delight anyone within the vicinity of its sound. The number (and that’s a fifth) is from his latest album The Grilchy Era, which you can check out below via Bandcamp.

FREE MP3 DL: Reservations’ “To Be Honest”.

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Reservations, a rock trio from Austin, Texas, are taking advantage of releasing an album on the industry’s return to Friday releases. The album will be called Taking Time and you can take some time out of your busy schedule to listen to a song from it.

Two weeks ago I shared with you a video for the song “Planet” but this time, it’s just the audio for another song, this one titled “To Be Honest”. As a reminder, they have some shows coming up, including three shows this week:

July 23… San Marcos, TX (Tantra) §
July 24… Denton, TX (Claire Morales)
July 25… Nashville, TN (Basement) ℈
July 26… Athens, GA (The Globe) ℔
July 29… Brooklyn, NY (Littlefields) ℗
July 31… Brooklyn, NY (Trans Pecos) ✋

§ = w/ The Refrains
℈ = w/ Good Buddy
℔ = w/ Monsoon
℗ = w/ Users
✋ = w/ Big Thief and Tiny Hazard