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Our friends at Inspire — a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market — have pulled together 6 of their picks from the music selection you’ll find at many of our stores.
Plus, they’re giving away Ed Sheeran’s latest CD, X, to three lucky readers. Read on…
In the Lonely Hour
His voice has been hailed as miraculous and now, Sam Smith’s heart wrenching, soulful album is out. Sam Smith is definitely the new artist to watch as he reclaims the world of music and reminds us where its beauty came from in the first place: love, pain, and unshakable strength.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Live 1974: The Essentials
Enjoy this previously unreleased music from the band’s historic 1974 Summer Tour 40 years ago. Highly anticipated, CSNY 1974 captures the band’s one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, encompassing 31 concerts in 24 cities. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, the album mirrors the electric/acoustic/electric format that the band followed each night on stage.
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey returns with her sophomore album, Ultraviolence, featuring collaborations with award-winning producers Rick Nowels (John Legend, Madonna) and Greg Kurstin (P!nk, Kelly Clarkson). Inspired by her fascination with the dark and deep, her smoky voice sings of pain and love.
Band of Brothers
It’s Willie Nelson’s first release of original songs in 20 years! Featuring 14 originals, Band of Brothers effortlessly combines nuances of pop, rock, blues, and folk. Produced by legendary hit maker Buddy Cannon, Willie even throws in a few special covers like Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around,” and Billy Joe Shaver’s “The Git Go” … Willie-style.
Jack White's explosive style returns in his latest masterpiece, Lazaretto. Jack White holds nothing back this time around, blending together influences of rock, country, pop, and even hip-hop on top of his brilliant guitar work. It’s raw – and it’s mesmerizing.
It’s an early release exclusive to Whole Foods Market! Raffi returns to his roots in children's music —and we couldn't be happier! For nearly four decades, Raffi has served as the world's most successful and influential children's entertainer, charming generations of kids and parents alike. Dive into Love Bug's catchy and endearing songs that are sure to have you singing right along with your kids.
Would you like to win Ed Sheeran’s CD X? Tell us what’s playing on your summer soundtrack in the comments below by August 6. We’ll pick 3 winners at random.
The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends August 6, 2014, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.
Barbeque season in fast approaching in the U.S. and although the tradition offers a lot in the way of social benefits, grilling foods has proven to be decidedly unhealthy. Fortunately, a group of European scientists have come up with a way to cut back on harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), carcinogens that can form when meat is cooked on the grill or elsewhere at very high temperatures. The compounds have been associated with tumors, birth defects and reproductive problems in lab animals and with colorectal cancer in humans. The trick to reducing the PAHs in your barbequed steaks and chops, according to the research team, is to marinate them first in beer. The investigators from Universidade do Porto in Portugal reported that four hours of marinating meat in regular or nonalcoholic pilsner or dark ale reduced the PAHs in meat by slightly more than half compared with meat that hasn’t been marinated. Overall, the researchers found that using dark ale (which contains more antioxidants than the other brews) cut PAHs by 53 percent. The nonalcoholic pilsner beer marinade cut PAHs by 25 percent and the regular Pilsner beer reduced them by only 13 percent. When the researchers performed their study, they cooked pork to well done on a charcoal grill.
Olga Viegas et al, “Effect of Beer Marinades on Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Charcoal-Grilled Pork,” J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014, 62 (12), pp 2638–2643 DOI: 10.1021/jf404966w