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Fresh Tracks: David Hersrud's 5 songs worth considering

David Hersrud
David Hersrud

Fresh Tracks host David Hersrud shares some of his favorite new tracks.

1. Kings Of Convenience: “Rocky Trail” from the album “Peace or Love”

One of our favorite bands, an indie folk-pop duo that hails from Bergen, Norway. This is their 4th album and their Simon & Garfunkel inspiration is immediately apparent."

2. London Grammar: “Baby It’s You” from “Californian Soil”

The English indie-pop band’s third studio album and their second consecutive #1 album in the UK. According to vocalist Hannah Reid, the album deals with themes of feminism and fame.

3. Blues Traveler: “Crazy” from “Traveler’s Blues”

Hersrud says, "The song is from the band’s latest album which features 10 song covers and a guest line-up that features Keb Mo’, Warren Haynes, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and John Scofield. The songs include music by The Doors, Jimmy Reed, Son Seals and (of course) Gnarls Barkley."

4. Bat Fangs: “Talk Tough” from “Queen Of My World”

The sophomore album from Ex Hex’s Betsy Wright and Flesh Wound’s Laura King has a certain “Cheap Trick swagger” that is undeniable.

5. Orville Peck: “Fancy” from “Show Pony”

A gender-twisted remake of the 1969 Bobbie Gentry hit (Reba McEntire’s 1990 version became one of her biggest hits).

And for something extra, here is a suggested article from David Hersrud: ‘Odds are against you’: the problem with the music streaming boom


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