I have a recurring habit of "discovering" things that 1) aren't new and 2) weren't that hard to find in the first place. For years I thought Buca di Beppo's was a quirky, family-run restaurant in Seattle before discovering it was a nationwide chain. I'm forever doing the same thing with music; hearing what I think to be a new song, only to find it's been around for years and was probably hugely popular at the time. Nonetheless, here are a few of my favourite recent non-discoveries.
You don't hear many purely instrumental tracks on the radio much these days (... and as it turns out, you still don't). But this 2006 track from The Donkeys brings back memories of Dire Straits with the guitar-heavy melodies:
I was saddened to learn that Midlake broke up years before I fell in love with their 2006 folk hit, Roscoe:
And for a relatively more recent entry, Family of the Year's 2009 track Let's Go Down is a perfect summer pop song:
That's all from us this week. Enjoy your weekend (if it's warm for you, how about going down to the water?), and we'll see you back here on Monday.