December 5, 2008
i heart this
Oh wow. This is so great for so many reasons. I'm a sucker for coloured vinyl, so releasing a candy apple red, heart-shaped single is just magic. I'm sold. Of course, it's also a great song. This is Mayer Hawthorne & the County. They're wonderful- and it's one of those songs that just says everything it needs to when you can't - a kind, honest heartbreaker. In falsetto, with harmonising!
He's influenced by Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White as well as Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield. Some of my favourite soul brothers. Thanks for the tip off Mr. S. A.
Oh, and, his record label Stones Throw has some really good podcasts, which you can find here.