Crowes Pasture takes a famous Bob Marley song and makes it theirs

It’s not too often that Rock the Pigeon posts cover song content but Crowes Pasture really hit the nail on the head with this one by making it unique and truly theirs. Their cover of “Is This Love” by Bob Marley has the same romantic lyrical content but has a more melancholy feel to it. The minor chords are really heard in this version. This … Continue reading Crowes Pasture takes a famous Bob Marley song and makes it theirs

Linval Thompson, Addis Pablo, and Danzky Release “Be Free”, a Reggae Anthem of Resistance & Hope

“Inspired by an Ancient African object, Manilla Riddim focuses on the reflection on gratitude and ingratitude, commitment, dependence and liberation.”   Straight from the Island of Jamaica are Linval Thompson, Addis Pablo, and Danzky with a fresh reggae track. The track, titled “Be Free (Manilla) – main theme” has an authentic reggae groove to it. It’s impossible to not appreciate the instrumentation and vocal delivery … Continue reading Linval Thompson, Addis Pablo, and Danzky Release “Be Free”, a Reggae Anthem of Resistance & Hope

La Goony Chonga’s ‘Be Me’ Straddles the Worlds of Trap and Reggaeton

La Goony Chonga’s ‘Be Me’ is eclectic, hard-hitting bi-lingual rap music out of Miami with a decidedly Latin take. “The upbeat track, produced by Astronomar,” the artist’s management says, “embodies La Goony’s signature trap reggaeton hybrid style which she has coined as ‘treaggaeton.'” Continue reading La Goony Chonga’s ‘Be Me’ Straddles the Worlds of Trap and Reggaeton

Band of the Day: Vallkyrie with Feel-Good Banger About Going Your Way

“All I ever wanted was somebody to love me nice and slow. All I ever wanted was somebody to need me and not let go. But all I ever got was somebody who never came to my show….I don’t need you no more…” – Vallkyrie Vallkyrie is a group from New Zealand that creates big beats and funky vibes that bring a good feeling to … Continue reading Band of the Day: Vallkyrie with Feel-Good Banger About Going Your Way

Dry Reef’s ‘Come Away’ Is Lowkey Airy Alt Rock with Chill, Natural Vibe

Dry Reef’s ‘Come Away’ is airy, low-key alt rock with a lightly mathy, nature-oriented demeanor. The band describes this as, “the perfect song for being outdoors, or listening to in your car, wishing you were somewhere in nature.” Notably, the group “has opened for bands like Reel Big Fish and The Expendables,” they say, “while also being featured on Philadelphia’s premiere alternative radio station, Radio … Continue reading Dry Reef’s ‘Come Away’ Is Lowkey Airy Alt Rock with Chill, Natural Vibe

Runaway Ricochet’s ‘Daytime TV’ Is Classically Energetic Ska Punk

Runaway Ricochet’s ‘Daytime TV’ is energetic pop punk with a horns-oriented ska element. The group describes their sound as having an “upbeat ska feel layered with solid horn riffs.” According to frontman Erik Saxton, the lyrics were inspired by the unceremonious closing of the band’s former college and the loss of their apartment, among other things, that came with that. These guys veer pretty close … Continue reading Runaway Ricochet’s ‘Daytime TV’ Is Classically Energetic Ska Punk

Boy George & Culture Club’s First Single in Over 20 Years Should Be a Staple on Playlists

Boy George & Culture Club haven’t released music in over 20 years! That changed just a couple weeks ago when they dropped a contagious new single titled “Let Somebody Love You.” Boy George & Culture Club is back! The song “Let Somebody Love You” sounds incredibly fresh and every single vocal melody on the verse, chorus, and throughout the song is catchy to the point of … Continue reading Boy George & Culture Club’s First Single in Over 20 Years Should Be a Staple on Playlists

Burnt’s ‘Cheap Carnations’ Is Happy, Tropical Ska with a Reggae Vibe

Burnt’s ‘Cheap Carnations’ is happy, tropical ska with a reggae vibe. This “California-based reggae-rock group… came together in 2002.” Although they were “initially based around Coachella Valley,” they moved “to San Diego in 2005,” before “eventually settling in San Francisco.” The band describes their sound as, “reggae, dub, ska, soul, hip-hop, punk, and acoustic rock,” featuring “environmentally and politically conscious lyrics, as well as songs … Continue reading Burnt’s ‘Cheap Carnations’ Is Happy, Tropical Ska with a Reggae Vibe

Jam Out to Bare Jams new song “Ebbs & Flows”

The U.K.’s finest pop-funk-reggae fusion band Bare Jams is out with a smashing hit titled “Ebbs & Flows.” The band brings a relaxed vibe in their new funky song that will chill out your soul and relax your mind. The vocals are unique and set the tone for the incredible horn section to bring the song to a higher level. The 7-piece band travels by … Continue reading Jam Out to Bare Jams new song “Ebbs & Flows”

Rathbone’s ‘Ain’t Somebody Here’ Is Eclectic Bayou Art Music

Rathbone’s ‘Ain’t Somebody Here’ is weird, eclectic art music with a funky groove. This New Orleans-based artist has a lot of experience producing for other musicians, but now he wants to explore his own work. The groovy, seemingly-computer-generated keys that define the song sit over a consistent, rolling drum beat. In a lot of ways, this seems to take strong cues from retro pop music … Continue reading Rathbone’s ‘Ain’t Somebody Here’ Is Eclectic Bayou Art Music