This week we have new rock and roll from a barely known band, a Band of Skulls, and a band that released a platinum album over 20 years ago.
The Skins are a barely known band of teenagers from Brooklyn, but they were a big hit at the 2013 SXSW festival and recently toured with Brit sensation Jake Bugg. The band is composed of siblings Bayli (lead vocals), Reef (drums) and Kaya (bass) Mckeithan, and guitarists Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell. If you like the video below, check out their other YouTube tracks “Killer” and “Ocean”.
Band of Skulls’ third album “Himalayan” is due out on March 31st. The track “Nightmares” has gotten the first full video treatment from the new album, and it’s another in a long line of kinda creepy videos the band favors. But the lush vocals and guitars, and trippy arrangements are not scary at all. “Sweet Sour”, the title track from their second album, was their highest charting single so far, and “Bruises” is another great track from that album.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters scored platinum in 1993 with their third album “Sister Sweetly”, and their biggest single “Resignation Superman” was released in 1997. This year they’re back with their fourteenth album “Black Beehive”, and “Josephina” is the first release from that LP.