They play at Harvelle's - the oldest bar on the West side (circa 1931) every Monday. People seem to come from all parts of town to spend a night with the band as they produce their wholly inventive sound. Part R&B, part funky-folk with a heavy hip-hop influence, Ultralove is a band worth checking out. [Ultralove website]
[rev-o-lu-tion] is their EP which is available at all the usual outlets -Amazon, iTunes, etc. It's got 6 songs - the best of which is a hip-hop flavored jam called Sweet Peaches. "her best friend was a Marlboro red" - is a great line; the lyrical hook - "slow your roll, sweet peaches" is A+. The band is snare-drum-tight and super groovy.
Here's a video from a recent Monday at Harvelle's (11/29/10)
He usually closes with this one. It's called "Rich And Famous"
Its catchy as hell!!
Soul singer/producer T-Smidi joins in near the end. Get it Smidi!!
Last Leg is another track I particularly like.
It's got swinging horns and has a feel unlike anything else on the EP.
It reminds me a bit of Animal Nightlife's Love Is Just The Great Pretender. Check it out below!
(FYI : Animal Nightlife's LIJTGP spent six weeks on the UK charts, peaking at #28 in July 1985)
Animal Nightlife - Love Is Just The Great Pretender ©1985 Island Records