I’m digging a lot of new music right now, check it out!

Chinese Fountain, the new album from The Growlers, came out today and I love it, lots of cool songs. I never really got into their last album, Gilded Pleasures, so I’m glad to find they’re back on track with this one. Check out their website for more info; they’re on tour right now and they’re really fun live, too. And they make some of the most enjoyable videos!

I saw Simone White for the first time when she opened for Dorian Wood at the Eagle Rock Center for the Performing Arts last Sunday. What a beautiful voice and she has an interesting way with words — something that always intrigues me. She and Dorian were perfectly complementary. It was a lovely evening.

Here’s a cool video from Simone. And one of my faves from from Dorian. And here they are singing together Sunday night.

I recently discovered two really good bands:

Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas is a soulful band from Detroit. Jessica’s been hailed the Latina Amy Winehouse, which to me is a lazy way to try to pinhole her. Her style is more rocking, definitely sexy, and her band is tight; they rock. Their debut album is all I listen to in the car right now. Check ’em out here.

The Temples are a groovy psychedelic band from England and they’re playing in L.A. at The Fonda Theatre in a couple of days; I’m hoping to win tix so I can check ’em out but I may spend the kaching to see them anyway. They remind me of some local bands I used to hang out with and whose music I always loved: Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Quarter After, The Tyde. I discovered them because another band I like, Fever and the Ghost, is opening for them.

Here are videos from The Temples and Fever and the Ghost.

Music keeps my life in harmony — literally — and I hope you enjoy these recommendations as much as I do!

Luv, Suz