The #CLmusic camp just got off the air on WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa where Amy Snider, host of the Thursday drive time "Traffic Jam" program, let us take over for two-and-half-hours of mew-sick.
We managed to work in a bunch of music from our favorite Florida musicians, and if you heard us on the radio and found yourself here, then here's a list of what you might have heard.
We'll post the online replay link as soon as it's available. That was quick. You can listen to today's show here. Don't forget to support community, commercial-free radio by dropping a little jack in the tip jar.
We kicked off the show with "Relatively Permanent," the opening track of Chris Staples's 2016 LP, Golden Age. Staples is from Pensacola and has written one of the best love songs of the year. Here it is:
We didn't play any Merchandise (pretty sure Nancy Cee played that right before we came on the air), but we did play something from Death Index, the side project of Merchandise frontman Carson Cox. Here's "Fast Money Kill" from the Death Index's self-titled full length.
Once you see her live, you cannot forget Ari Chi. We played her single, "Sugar Rush," on the airwaves today, and you can listen to it below. Read Mieux Magazine's premiere of the track here.
Frequent readers of cltampa.com/music are familiar with Tampa composer and producer Fr33dback. We were lucky enough to catch him live at Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida when he opened for Chrome Sparks at Crowbar, and you can listen to a track from his forthcoming EP MathMath (due November 4) by checking out the Creative Loafing Tampa premiere here.
She's fresh off a European tour and celebrating her new LP, Ya Girl, DY in Ybor City on Sunday. We're talking about Tampa-based emcee Dynasty and got lucky enough to play a single from that album. Learn more about "Be" featuring Eliana by checking our post about it here. Listen to it below.
Billy Summer's Luxury Mane project has given the Internet a new album, Lux Runnin Out, and while you can't get it in real life until a release party at The Bends in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 29. In our Q&A with Summer, we talked about one particular song, "Julian," where the vocals sound like Elliot Smith. Summer went on to nerd out about recording techniques and the other, and we've got the whole album streaming (along with the full Q&A) here.
Listen to "Julian" below.
If you thought CL didn't listen to country, you're wrong. A few weeks ago we shared a track, "Two For One" from the St. Pete songwriter Will Erickson's latest album, Five Year Weight. We also talked to the 37-year-old about family and why he misses his friend Nate Cobb. Read the reason behind the music at our Q&A here.
Listen to "Sweet Sweet Mess," which we played on the radio, below.
The Creative Loafing Tampa family are big fans of Tampa songwriter Max Norton. The 27-year-old pays the bills by drumming for Benjamin Booker (another Tampa boy done good). Today we unleashed "Hold Me Up" on the airwaves.
You can listen to that track and learn why Jack White producer Mindy Watts was essential to its sound by checking out our post about Norton's new music.
Broooooooooooooom Closet. Our video and photo posts about the relatively new St. Pete garage-pop trio were some of the most popular posts since I started posting on the cltampa.com/music regularly, and today we played "Weird Love," the opening track from their new, self-titled LP on the air. Listen to it below and check out the whole album from Broom Closet here.
From one opening track to another, here's a new one from MRENC to finish our wrap up of what we were able to squeeze into our time on the airwaves.
The Orlampa-based songwriter has a new LP, The Lesser Light, seeing a sweet vinyl release via Tampa indie label New Granada Records, and CL premiered "Gnicnad" (pronounced "dancing") late last month.
Our Q&A with MRENC can be seen here, and you can listen to the track below.