Video: Mara Hruby – “Character”

 

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Some of you met Mara Hruby via an artist spotlight we did back in June, while others probably still are needing to get their life together and get put on. Here’s another chance.

The latest from this Oakland based jazzy folky songstress is her video for her cover of Van Hunt’s “Character.”

The video is a warm dreamy documentation of Mara getting ready for an afternoon of strumming and singing with beautiful attention to all the pretty visual details that make up miss Hruby’s delicate beauty. At the end of the video, find a snippet of “The Love Below,” an original tune to be feature on Mara’s upcoming album.

So again, if you missed Mara’s EP of covers, From Her Eyes, you might want to catch her doing her paying homage to some of the greats of our time – The Roots, Andre 3000, D’Angelo, Van Hunt, Bob Marley, and Jamiroquai.

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New Release: Van Hunt – ‘What Were You Hoping For?’

 

A couple months ago, we shared a track from the beloved Van Hunt’s forthcoming album, What Were You Hoping For? Today, that album is here! Time to rock the fonk out!

In case you missed the tour dates earlier, Van is already on the road and will be through mid-October.

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New Track: Van Hunt – “The Savage, Sincere L of P” + Tour

 

The countdown for Van Hunt’s September 27th What Were You Hoping For? album release continues. The latest free track for download is “The Savage, Sincere L of P,” which can be translated to “the savage, sincere look of pleasure.” Make sure to brace yourself for some serious screaming from the souled out rockstar – Van is in the zone. Download by entering your email address below!

For all those that have seen a Van Hunt show, you know you’ll want to catch him on his tour that starts September 19th!

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New Track: Van Hunt – “June” + MP3

 

Last time we caught up with Van Hunt was during an interview in August of 2009 while he was still working on the record he’s now about to release. Close to two years later, the ever-funky soul maestro is ready to share a new track called “June” (free for download below). But this is just the beginning; Van plans to sprinkle some free download goodness on us every month leading up to the release of his new album, What Were You Hoping For? (out September 27th). Among the freebies will be the album’s first single, “Eyes Like Pearls,” which is slated to hit radio this summer. Sir Hunt has also relaunched his official website, www.vanhunt.com – it’ll be another place you can download and find out more on the awesomeness ahead.

Van Hunt – “June”
 

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Artist Spotlight: Mara Hruby + “The Panties” Video

 

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Mara Hruby may be new to most, but in the Bay Area this talent is already thriving, gracing the famed Yoshi’s in her first year of performing. Her vocals are haunting; folky, jazzy, soulful – she truly sounds like a dream. Her first project is called, From Her Eyes, where she remakes popular songs by men (November 2010). Recently, she put out her video for Mos Def’s “The Panties;” a whimsical and dream-like feel is complemented by blue tones and soft-focus visuals – add in the stunning Mara and it’s quite a breathtaking sight. The rest of the EP includes covers from The Roots, Andre 3000, D’Angelo, Van Hunt, Bob Marley, and Jamiroquai. Take a listen to that and download below! This lady is a real treat.

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