Welcome to New Adds Wednesday, for which we have gathered together a melodically-charged group of songs and artists that are new to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. We’ve got so much music to add–more than 150 songs have been added in just the past few days, with more to come–that we’ll also be reporting on our buoyant crop of newbies tomorrow and next week.
So, without further ado, here are just a half-dozen of the latest musical finds we’re now spinning in rotation on our humble radio station (remember: more coming tomorrow!):
Kyle Vincent | Detour. The King of Soft Pop–a master craftsman sculpting peerless, lusciously-rendered songs with deep hooks and even deeper feeling–returns with a typically catchy collection of melodies that come from the heart and soul. Featuring two songs co-written with longtime compatriot Tommy Dunbar from the Rubinoos and another with heritage power popper Parthenon Huxley, Detour is practically overflowing with riches; we’ve added seven of Vincent’s marvelous musical tapestries, including “Happy Me,” “Too Much Time In My Head,” “Whenever the Rain Falls,” “Forget You Girl,” “A Rock In My Shoe,” “Ooh Bop Baa,” and “San Francisco.” It’s always a pleasure to welcome new Kyle Vincent songs into the Pure Pop fold.
Luke Potter | So Sugar. The young Earl of Ear Candy delivers a delightful collection of sugary, radio-ready, instantly singalongable delights. Produced by Bleu, who also plays and sings on the album, this is feel-like-a-million-bucks music, just like the kind that AM radio used to play–singable, danceable, catchy tunes designed to get you smiling and tapping your feet. We were hooked as the first notes played. Our playlist is now featuring five great Potter numbers, including “So Sugar,” “There It Goes Again,” “Sadie,” “Possibility,” and “Chance Worth Taking.”
Donny Brown | Hess Street. Released this past Christmas Day by the fine Futureman Records label, Hess Street sounds like it was recorded especially for Pure Pop Radio. Delightful from start to finish, Brown’s pure vocals combine with lovely arrangements, delicious background harmony stacks and great songs for a delightful listening experience that delivers every step of the way. Brown is a real find. We’ve added all five songs to the Pure Pop Radio playlist: “Lucky Number,” “The Driving Song,” “Bitter Rival,” “Call Me,” and “The Night I Fell for You.” We anxiously await Brown’s next release. Sooner than later, please.
One Like Son | New American Gothic. In 2014, One Like Son’s Stephen Poff recorded a song each week for a project he called 52 Weeks. The songs collected on New American Gothic began life as entries in Poff’s yearlong exercise. New American Gothic is a powerhouse collection that packs more oomph into 51 minutes than is seemingly possible. Catchy power pop numbers like “Falling from My Arms” and “What Momma Knew,” along with guitars, guitars and more guitars, propel this one to the top of the pops. We’ve added these two songs, and two more besides: the title track and the wonderfully titled “Punk Rock Prom Queen.”
Kurt Baker | Muy Mola Live! Recorded at Salty Peet’s Rock Shack in Kenosha, Wisconsin in June of last year, Muy Mola Live! delivers a blazing hot set of originals and choice covers that will literally knock your socks off (we say this from personal experience). Baker’s been a Pure Pop Radio favorite for years, so it’s only natural that we jumped on this one in ASAP fashion. Our playlist is popping and rocking with a quartet of tunes that make us wish we’d been in the audience for this performance: “Love Potion #9,” an amped-up “Cry for a Carajillo” (Beatles fans will recognize this one straight away), “Tried and True,” and “Don’t Go Falling in Love.” Dynamite, to put it mildly.
Small Faces | Small Faces. We’re on a mission to boost our collection of ’60s classics. Our first move in that direction is to pump up the beat in our playlist by adding seven stellar tunes from Small Faces’ 1966, self-titled debut: “You Better Believe It,” “It’s Too Late,” “One Night Stand,” “What’cha Gonna Do About It,” “Sorry She’s Mine,” “Sha La La La Lee,” and “Patterns.” Hearing these songs again is an instant transport back to our favorite decade for pop–a trip back in time to pop music’s grooviest era. More sixties classics to come on Pure Pop Radio.
All of the above-noted classic tracks, and all of the classic artists, are now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio. We’ll have more new adds in the spotlight tomorrow. Be here for all of the fun!