Sometimes in life dreams aren’t going to come true. I’m clearly not in Jamaica as I write this, and the last time I checked, Kanye hasn’t invited me to party with him in Miami. But, thankfully, there’s music in the world and it makes life so much more tolerable — especially on a lame Monday mid-day. Today, I’m psyched to premiere a lyrics music video to a new duo in the indie pop scene, who I suspect will break out like a kid before an Oxy commercial any time now. Like Sleigh Bells but lighter, Matt & Kim but less quirky, and absolutely nothing like these chicks (I do miss them), Frank + Derol are a twosome breaking through to the mainstream. The indie pop tag team consists of Codi Caraco and Brandi Cyrus (yes, Miley’s older sis), who met five years ago, and started making music together shortly thereafter. The culmination of their collaboration and friendship just dropped this fall in the form of a debut EP. Frank + Derol have a full-length album due early next year, but until then watch this, and read along.
Photo/Collin Stark February 3, 1959 will forever be the day “the music died.” We all know the tragic story – we’ve heard about it for decades: Following a performance in Iowa, emerging stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed along with their pilot when their plane crashed shortly after take off. But, so much surrounds the death of these stars that often times it overshadows the lives they lived. To ensure the legacy lives on for one of those stars, the Buddy Holly Foundation was established in So much attention surrounds the death of those stars, and one Foundation has made it their mission to ensure the legacy of one of those musical icons lives on. To ensure this, the Buddy Holly Foundation, among countless other things, recently sent several replicas of the Lubbock, TX native’s guitars to notable guitarists who helped shape the industry. One of them went to acclaimed singer/songwriter and Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart. Imagine this: you’re Stewart and you receive a guitar one day out of the blue honoring one of your biggest musical heroes. Quite an honor indeed. “It was completely out of the blue. I was taken aback,” the music icon said in an interview yesterday. Almost immediately, Stewart went to Amoeba Records in Hollywood, and picked up some vinyl recordings of Holly. That wasn’t it. He recorded his own version of “Raining in My Heart” (each guitar sent out was named after a Holly song), and [...]