For those of you keeping track, you’ll notice that today is Wednesday and not Monday. I apologize for that and because I feel so bad, I’m graciously inviting you to partake in three, yes 3, music videos to make up for the empty days that have compiled this week so far.
Today’s band is a band that has been garnering a lot of attention from my iPod lately and for good reason. Not a household name by any means, but with these kick-ass rollicking hooks, they’re soon to be. Or at least should be. I speak of Hacienda, an Americana Blues Rock outfit out of San Antonio, Texas. Their music is fast, fun, and fortuitous . . . okay, I’m making that last one up, but still, these guys rock and demand more of your attention and mine. Don’t believe me? Well Dan Auerbach, of The Black Keys, does – not only was their first (of only 3) albums released under the same label as The BKeys’ debut, but on Auerbach’s solo album, Keep It Hid ... “he recruited members of Hacienda to play in his backing band …” See more here.
The first track, Mama’s Cookin’, catches me each time I play it. It makes me want to get up and dance (if you know anything about me, you know I can’t dance) and that’s saying a lot. Not an official video, but a live version followed by another fun, kick-ass tune, Baby Don't Go, for your listening pleasure . . . and an interview. You're welcome. The second is one of their more popular early tracks, Shake Ya, and you’ll hear why once you give it a listen (I couldn't find an official video). The third, Younger Days, is a new one to me, but the video is pretty cool inasmuch as we get to see a little boy playing his real-live jukebox. A wildly inventive idea for a music video, and not a bad song either. It takes me back to old '50s rock-n-roll in a way, and that’s not a bad thing in my book. You’ll see what I mean. Admittedly they don’t have many videos out there so while I wasn’t able to choose the three that I initially wanted to (save for Mama’s Cookin’ – I love that tune), I still feel confident that I chose well in this introduction.
I hope you enjoy the tracks and have a good week. Again, apologies on the MVdelay.