It’s time for your weekly dose of retail style audio therapy with another edition of Mecca Muzak Monday! Since I’ve decided to kill the Triple M series at the end of the year, that left me and DJ Scratchy with a tough choice to pare down my long list of past Mecca favorites to a mere dirty dozen that will make the cut and receive their well deserved glory of making my readers’ ears happy. So you can rest assured that every Monday between now and the end of December, you will be hearing only the very best of muzak from the Mecca CD’s. You better prepare yourself for this pure, musical awesomeness!
Many of the songs I’ve chosen were introduced to me via the Spring CD that spun in my store for almost four months this year. It had a truly awesome collection of songs from out of the mainstream (such as last week’s MMM relaunch song) The band pictured at the top of this post is one of the many indie pop artists to have found national exposure in Mecca stores across the country… an outfit by the name of Smallpools, who only formed a couple of years ago. Their debut single “Dreaming” occupied a spot in the second hour of that Spring CD, and it is more than worthy of a Monday nod on The Nest!
The video is certainly goofy, with the lead singer apparently trying to escape the party from hell only to keep returning like those toys stuck in the donation box in that Twilight Zone episode. But forget about that… the song is a nice mix of current pop and gnarly 80’s, which seems to be a growing trend in today’s underground music movement.
You don’t have to say much when the music does the talking for you, so I’ll keep this one short. I hope you enjoyed this piece of overhead speaker heaven… and will return for more tasty, yummy, gummy earworms next Monday!