Here at Real Cool Vibe we enjoy all kinds of music. At our office in downtown Atlanta we keep things fresh by seeking out new releases and continuously updating our playlists. With tastes ranging from rock and rap to edm the team at Real Cool Vibe enjoys both discovering and sharing new music with friends. Since you are not here with us, we’ve decided to bring the music to you. Each month we’ll publish a list of our favorite releases and at in late-December we’ll share our choices for Best Albums of the Year
Here are a few of our favorite albums released in September:
Floating Action – Is It Exquisite?
With a musical style that includes elements of folk, soul, southern-rock, gospel, surf, and bedroom lo-fi, Floating Action is one of contemporary music's most interesting, prolific, and creative artists. Writing, playing, recording, and producing Floating Action's recorded output is a singular individual named Seth Kaufman. With a deep and consistently excellent back-catalogue of music, I suggest you listen to Floating Action’s releases in chronological order and prepare to become a fan-for-life.
Delicate Steve – Cowboy Stories
Another contemporary artist doing something fresh and original is Steve Marion aka Delicate Steve. His instrumental guitar music features stylistic elements ranging from progressive rock, African rhythms, and surf music. The vibe and melodies on this record feel like they could have originated from Laurel Canyon in the the 70’s. This 4-song EP is the perfect introduction. If you like this record, Delicate Steve's 2012 release titled "Ramona Reborn" is highly recommended.
Luna – A Place of Greater Safety
Releasing music on-and-off since 1991, the band Luna has some classic records in its extensive catalogue. 1994’s “Bewitched” and 1995’s “Penthouse” are both highly regarded and made plenty of college radio “best-of” lists back-in-the-day. This new release is a slight departure for the band. Their typical output over the years could be described as guitar based dream-pop-indie-rock . These six songs are all instrumental tracks. For those situations when you want some rocking background music you could surely do worse.