And for the first post of 2017, we have … a Celebrity Playlist! Check out these picks from all the dudes in local pop/rock/soul group Lost Keys. That’s right, friends – all the dudes picked some stuff. Now, isn’t that fun. The answer is yes. Yes, that is fun. The band has an EP they are prepping for release any day now, and as we wrote a couple weeks ago, it’s definitely worth your time (word has it that they even released one of the songs on The World Wide Internet this week). Dig what you hear? You can check them out at Guido’s on the 15h and at the Bright Box Theater in Winchester, Virginia, on the 20th. Check it. Rock it. Roll it.
Trevor Davis (Lead Vocals, Guitar):
Recently, I’ve been listening to Too Many Zooz on repeat. “F.W.S.” and “Brasshouse Vol. 7 No. 69” are great when I’m writing or cooking.
I also have been obsessed with “A Song For You“ – but the Donny Hathaway version that displays his vocal excellence.
Jordan Miller (Vocals, Drums):
I’m a big album person over individual songs and I like to listen to things as a whole. Lately, I’ve been jamming to “The Battle for Earth” by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and “We Like it Here” by Snarky Puppy.
As far as really new stuff, the two albums I’ve been really into lately are the new Metallica, “Hardwired … To Self Destruct,” and the new Tribe Called Quest, “We Got it From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service.” Both are classic groups who still somehow sound extremely youthful and fresh on these albums. It’s been a lot of fun hearing both these groups do their thing again and, in my opinion, totally nail it.
Anthony Sloan (Guitar):
Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of the Derek Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, and Neil Young. All of their albums are on a pretty constant rotation in my car, and I drive 600 miles a week, so that’s where I do all my listening. These have recently been interrupted by spurts of Incubus (“Morning View” is my favorite), Alabama Shakes, and Gary Clark, Jr. If you haven’t already been introduced to Derek Trucks Band, don’t miss the albums “Joyful Noise,” “Songlines” or “Out of the Madness.” All are filled with inspiring music.
Stefan Sandman (Bass):
My other band, Luminosity, played a local show with Gloom this past November. Gloom are a death metal group from Washington, D.C. I’m so glad there are still awesome metal acts passing through Frederick. I always like to disappear for some quiet time right before I play a gig, but these guys drew me back into the room. I took note of their incredibly talented bassist Jason Savell. Jason and I got to chatting afterward and I learned he’s a student of the world-renowned bassist Anthony Wellington. Awesome sound! I hear they’re recording a new album. I’ll be spinning their E.P. until that drops.