First off, Vintage Trouble. Even though they are from L.A.'s famed Laurel Canyon, their music isn't available here in the U.S. (although it is available in the U.K.). I don't know why. They are a classic soul band. I read about them in Mojo magazine, which is where I discover most of my music. These guys have an amazing video for "Nancy Lee" (shot on iPhones and featuring one of the Pussycat Dolls). I really think that this band will make a lot of noise in 2012, but I don't care if they do or not: I'm buying their album and telling people about it. The singer, Ty Taylor, has a great voice (apparently, he was a contestant on the show Rock Star, which attempted to find a new lead singer for INXS).
Gary Clark Jr. Well, if you've been following me, you know of him. I talked about him last week on Larry's show, his Bright Lights EP was my 5th favorite release of 2011. I am really looking forward to his full length album that comes out this year.
We may also get to some other new(ish) names tomorrow, if we do, I'll write about them at a later time.