Swing, ragtime and delta blues blend with a scratchy voice and a sense of gypsy freedom to create Blue Moon Marquee’s Lonesome Ghosts. CKDU’s No. 12 pick this week sounds like a slick Dapper Dan center part and a pencil-thin mustache in an old jazz hall, a few rays of summer sunlight squeezing through tightly-closed wooden window slats, with dust dancing in the humid light as someone serves you a glass of bourbon or bathtub gin.
Ragtag, boot-stompin folk and swaying ballads make up Debutantes and Dealers from the Seattle-based Vaudeville Etiquette. Floating harmonies sing romantic tales to the backdrop of country western, gospel and banjo-pluckin’ folk.
Back in March, the airy, fun electro-pop tunes of GGOOLLDD caught our attention with their single Gold when it snagged a place on WMSE’s RPM playlist. The sweet female vocals pared with warm synth beats are back on GGOOLLDD’s brand new EP $tandard$, perfect for a dance party anywhere, from too many friends in the back of a car to the the warm neon glow of your favorite dance hall.