What I’m listening to this week

This week I’ve found some relatively new artists but I’m also refreshing some roots by picking up high quality versions of some songs that got recorded to tape, from tape to digital CD, from Digital CD to Itunes library. With each recording the signal to noise ratio rose, so I didn’t feel bad about going out and picking up some Isley Brothers songs that I’ve listened to for years & already purchased multiple times, including Fight the Power, For the Love of You, and of course Who’s That Lady to name a few.

The Pretty Reckless
The Pretty Reckless lead singer Taylor Momsen fits well in that “tough yet tender” rocker girl category, she has big pipes and a voice with both character and tonal depth laced with a slight rasp, you can’t help but like it.

The Neon Trees are getting replayed after I saw their appearance in a TV commercial the other night.

My favorite pop anthem band, All American Rejects, have a new single out (not an anthem)

I’m really liking D-Pulse’s “Velocity of Love” — this is a song that won’t become a skip over on the Ipod in three years and one I’ll be listening to for a long time.

To wrap up, a new band I”m looking at is Graffiti6, check out “Stare into the Sun”