Roundup: The Hot Half Dozen for November 2, 2020

Time, video by LUNA LUNA. The Texas-based indie retro synth pop band gives us a fun and dreamy lyric video with a hook, on and on and on,  that makes you want to get out to the beach and dance. Available on all platforms with video o YouTube. Follow Luna Luna at facebook.com/LunaLunaBand/

Define, album by Olmeca.  One of the best rappers ever, and a powerful music activist has released his new album. Define is one his best ever – 12 songs that display his beyond-believable writing and rapping, plus a powerful message in each song.  Stream on Spotify, video on YouTube.  Olmeca www.olmecaofficial.com/

“7’11”, single and video   by Reyna. The ‘80s-inspired electro-pop duo REYNA -Milwaukee  “Lonely Girl”sisters Vic Banuelos and Gabby Banuelos – have done it again,  this time with a funny, spooky video and fun song for Halloween.  But it will outlast the ghosts and pumpkins. Music on all platforms. Video at https://bit.ly/327EqAs.  Follow them at facebook.com/REYNAtheband/

Whose gonna save you (live at Rockplast), single/video by Laura Carbone. This one creeps up on you.  With world class guitar shreds, a voice that makes you shiver and an existential question, the Lady of Dark Wave hypnotizes in this live concert recording.  On all platforms. YouTube video at https://bit.ly/2TLQWRw.  Follow at facebook.com/lauracarboneofficial/

Neverland, EP by Andrew Hyatt. Haytt captures the essence of America without trying too hard in this intimate and biographical earworm of superb writing and singing.  Whether or not you like country music, you will not be able to stop listening to this EP or thinking about your life when you watch the video “Neverland”.  On all platforms.  Video https://bit.ly/2TUaVNX. .  Follow Hyatt at www.andrewhyattmusic.com/

Apart, album by Léon. With a voice that curls around you like cigarette smoke in a nightclub Léon pulls you in close and spills her life out in tarnished golden notes.  This is headphone music it is so good and so nuanced and so powerful.  Available on all platforms. Stream on Spotify. Follow her at https://www.itsleonmusic.com/

About Patrick O'Heffernan

Patrick O’Heffernan is co-host of the LA-based, nationally syndicated weekly program, Music FridayLive! and is a music reviewer for online magazines Vents, The Hollywood Progressive and MusicJunkie. He has also co-hosted a national political talk show, The Fairness Doctrine, and hosted the “Uplinks” media segment on Saturday All Things Considered on NPR. He holds a PhD in International Relations from MIT, has been awarded an Emmy, four Addy’s, and a Webby-Honors, among other awards. He has published 5 books and ghost-written others. A project he co-launched, the North Asia Nuclear Free Zone, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. He serves on the Board of Netroots Nation.

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