Thursday, November 10, 2011

Now Playing: Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/4'
Bowtie? Tambourine? Suit? Will you marry me?
Last week, The Boy got tickets to see Chromeo as a sort of pick-me-up, since I'd been feeling pretty crummy. I was so excited to see this dance-y electro-pop group that I completely forgot to see who else was on the Night Falls Tour with them. I'd been seeing ads for some clown in wayfarers called Mayer Hawthorne on Spotify but I didn't realize til I got to Terminal 5 that he was playing, too. I'd never heard of him, making me tragically unhip in a very hip crowd, but he started to play and I fell in love. No joke. I've hardly listened to anything else in the last week.

Mayer Hawthorne started as a hip-hop producer and DJ out of Detroit but his music is a lush, fun mix of classic soul, early rock, and doo-wop. He put on a helluva show and has a sense of humor. See below:

All this to say, if you're not listening to Mayer Hawthorne, you should be. And if you're not sold on The Walk, listen to his amazing cover of Work to Do by the Isley Brothers. Oh my gawd.

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