Cover Up #5: “Wrong Side Of A Love Song” by Melanie Fiona

We’re switching up the format this week a little bit. Instead of the normal behind-the-scenes video from our rehearsal space, we thought we’d take this one right to the stage and share it with you from there. From last night’s show at Martyrs in Chicago (thanks to a fantastic crowd, btw), here’s Melanie Fiona’s “WrongMORE

Call Girl Remixes Part 2

Deep&Disco is releasing part 2 of the “Call Girl” remixes on vinyl this coming Monday, 1/28. We really enjoyed Part 1¬†when it came out last June–the second half won’t dissapoint. The 12″ includes three remixes plus the original from Gets Over You. My personal fave is by UK’s Hot Toddy. Check it out: We’re alreadyMORE

2012: Wrapped Up!

Taking some time on this New Year’s eve to lay down a bit of what The Right Now did this year. We’ve been doing these year-end wrap ups since 2008 or so, and I’m thinking we can probably be more concise as the years go by. The first years consisted largely of “We played aMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: DALEY’S “ALONE TOGETHER”

What’s up with these amazing British soul singers? Someone add Daley to the list. “Alone Together” combines great production & stellar songwriting with a solid vocal performance–it’s contemporary R&B at its best. Dig it.

SONG OF THE WEEK: GARY CLARK JR.’S “BLAK AND BLU”

I shied away from Gary Clark Jr. initially. He seemed like another blase guitar hero heralded by Eric Clapton, Rolling Stone, etc, and that didn’t really interest me. Man was I wrong. I love his album¬†Blak and Blu (especially the title track which is my song of the week pick). I don’t really know howMORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: CODY CHESNUTT’S “I’VE BEEN LIFE”

Cody Chesnutt burst onto the national scene in 2002 when his song “The Seed” was remade for The Roots’ LP Phrenology. That was one of the feel good jams of that year and brought a lot of exposure to Cody’s The Headphone Masterpiece. He dropped off the radar in the last ten years, but he’sMORE

JKriv’s Song of the Week: Personal Touch’s “It Ain’t No Big Thing”

Ed. note: Jason Kriv (aka JKriv) brings you the post this week. His label Deep&Disco put out the “Call Girl” remixes. He also plays bass in Escort and will be performing with the disco group and TRN this Friday at The Metro. “Personal Touch – It Ain’t No Big Thing” 1976 – PAP Records Written/ProducedMORE

Cover Up #3: “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue

Episode 3 of our Cover Up series pairs Stef and Brendan up with a three-chord burner from the 90s, En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.” And yes yes, a little help from the 808. Enjoy this cut from our rehearsal space in Chicago, and hit our Facebook page with requests for more Cover Up tunes!

SONG OF THE WEEK: JESSIE WARE’S “WILDEST MOMENTS”

Stef turned me on to Jessie Ware last week and I’m hooked. She’s a great pop singer with R&B influences galore. Here’s “Wildest Moments.” Catch Jessie Ware live at Lincoln Hall for the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival in January. – Brendan