Twisters soundtrack highlights a big week of new album releases

We are deep into the dog days of summer and all of us trying our best not to succumb to the heat. Nationwide companies are having their businesses disrupted by IT shortages. Restaurants and hotels have experienced internet slowdown due to the excessive heat with the airline community being the ones hit the hardest. It seems nearly every one of us is being effected in one way or another by the grueling and agonizing summer heat.

One way to beat the heat and try to keep a cooler head is by listen to music. The right playlist, album or musical atmosphere can help one keep a cooler head when faced with adversity. This week there is a long list of new releases that can help one escape this ‘hell on earth’ the vast majority of us are living in.

Denzel Curry King of the Mischievous South, Vol. 2

The South Florida MC is back with the second installment of his series that pays homage to his southern roots. Fans of Vol. 1 have waited 12 long years for the sequel and will find out quickly that the wait was worth the results. Curry collaborates with some of the most influential hip-hop artists from multiple generations in the south. Memphis legends Juicy J and Project Pat join 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, Key Nyata, and many more on the 15 bangers that make up King of the Mischievous South, Vol. 2.

Glass Animals I Love You So Fucking Much

Has there been more of an ear worm in recent years than Glass Animals “Heat Waves” from 2020. The song was everywhere and even if you weren’t aware of who was responsible for it anytime it came on your hand went straight to the volume knob to crank up some.

The band is now out with their follow up to 2020s Dreamland, a feverish sci-fi influenced electro-pop love affair that is set to prove that Glass Animals is not ready to be relegated to the one-hit-wonder dinner table. 

Don’t skip “Show Pony,” “A Tear in Space (Airlock),” and “Creatures In Heaven.”

Various Artists Twisters: The Album

Long gone are the days of the summer blockbuster being accompanied by a killer soundtrack. Barbie helped restore faith in music companies that if it’s done correctly it can be very lucrative for album sales, downloads and ticket sales. This years summer blockbuster set to pick the baton from the billion dollar film of last summer is Twisters the long awaited sequel to the 1996 film Twister.

The mid-90s films soundtrack was full of tracks from alternative powerhouses, classic rock stalwarts, and some up-and-coming country stars. Tori Amos, Lisa Loeb, Soul Asylum, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers represented the grunge scene with Eric Clapton, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Deep Purple showing up for the rock purists while Joe Diffie and Shania Twain delivered tracks that let boot scoot boogie all over Tornado Alley.

The soundtrack for the sequel never left Nashville as it is set as deep in Music City as the Dodge Ram 1500 Glen Powell drives in Twisters is drilled into the ground. Country superstars Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Jelly Roll, and Thomas Rhett set the stage for the massive storm of country hits that is bound to come from the album. Newcomers Connor Smith, Bailey Zimmerman, Sam Barber and Mason Ramsey all contribute songs that they hope will turn their careers into an EF-5.

Singer, songwriter Leon Bridges is the one true Nashville outsider on the soundtrack and his “Chrome Cowgirl” is one of many highlights found on the album and the one familiar voice from the original films soundtrack is the “No One Needs to Know” singer Shania Twain. 

Don’t skip “Chrome Cowgirl,” “Leave the Light On,” and “Ain’t in Kansas Anymore.”

While listening to the Twisters soundtrack I feel the need to paraphrase Powell’s Tyler “If you hear it, turn it up!”

Please check out some of these other great releases out this week…

  • Childish Gambino Bando Stone and the New World
  • Stray Kids ATE
  • Earthgang SNAKEGANG, Vol. 1
  • Dr. Dog Dr. Dog
  • Hailey Knox For the Best

Steven McCash is the Lead Music Writer and Utility Man for SoBros Network. Steven is the host of the ‘Drinking With…’ podcast, and the pioneer of New Music Friday, highlighting each week’s new releases in the world of music in addition to the occasional live show review. He also pitches in as a Nashville lifestyle writer and football analyst (hence the ‘Utility Man’ title). Follow on Twitter: @MC_Cash75

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Stoney’s Random Movie Journal, Vol. 5

In case you haven’t noticed, we talk about movies an awful lot around these parts. In fact, I dare say we have more movie content on the site than anything other than football. During the early onset of the covid-19 pandemic, back when the streets were bare, and things were really locked down, the team got together and came up with a list of a bunch of random movies that you should take the opportunity to see if you hadn’t already. It was a way to add some entertainment to your quarantine, and we had a lot of fun that was much-needed at the time. I was thinking about doing this again some time soon – not sure why the idea popped back into my head, but I figured it’d be a fun bit to launch here on SoBros Network…just completely random movies that we love. Also, I have no idea where you can actually stream/watch these. That’s on you – otherwise, this would be one of those “what’s on Netflix this week” kind of articles…

Random Movie Journal, Vol. 5

American Fiction (2023) – This film got plenty of love last awards season, and though it was playing at a couple of festivals nearby, it slipped through the cracks for me. I finally caught it on one of the streaming services recently and immediately understood why it got the love that it did. Jeffery Wright delivered a heavy-hitting performance, but I thought Sterling K. Brown stole every scene he was in. It’s a wittily written film chock full of good acting. One of my favorites I’ve seen this year.

A Rainy Day in New York (2019) – Maybe it’s because I’m not too deep into Woody Allen’s filmography, but I didn’t get the criticism of this film. I saw several critics say this was like a caricature of a Woody Allen film – like he was phoning it in using recycled tropes, theme, and dialogue from his better efforts. But, I liked this one. The vibes are quite pretentious, I’ll give y’all that. But, I like films that play like poetry.

Baby Driver (2017) – What a cool movie. I mean, the true sense of the word. Y’all ever seen a flick and just thought, “that shit was COOL?” That’s what this was – a shot of adrenaline with a kickass soundtrack and a fun little layered story to go with it.

Red Rocket (2021) – This was another one that got a little awards buzz the year it came out that I never caught. Simon Rex parlayed this shit into an Oscar nomination. I get it. It was a fantastic performance in a deeply creepy movie. Not the horror way. Don’t get it twisted. More in the “washed up porn star hits on a teenager” creepy. The ending completely undid all the good work Rex put in for me.

Wild Things (1998) – This movie has cult status for men of a certain age. Let’s not beat around the bush – if you were a teenager in the late 90s, you absolutely remember the threesome scene. Personally, I think there’s an entire generation of dudes who think this movie is good because of that. It’s not. It’s awful…one of the worst I’ve seen this year. The plot is off the rails. The acting is cheesy. There are plenty of weird cinematography choices. The only redeemable quality it has (besides bare ass naked people) is Bill Murray being Bill Murray.

If you check any of these out this weekend, be sure to let me know what you think!

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Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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Could the Mountain West Take on the Fun ‘after Dark’ Mantle on Saturday Nights?

After the recent “Pac 2” media days event during which representatives from the lone two remaining schools in the Pac-12, Oregon State and Washington State, spoke to the media, I found myself thinking “at least they’re in on the joke.” Offering up an open bar to drown out their sorrows, the once fabled Pac-12 went on about its business. I have to say…college football expansion talk always fascinated me. I’ve been a fan of the sport for decades now, and when all the dominoes began to fall, I would’ve bet money that the Pac-12 would be one of the last conferences standing, proud and tall. Yet, here we are.

This isn’t meant to be a lamentation of the conference. I’m looking forward to where these two schools end up. The Mountain West looks like a step down in competition, but from a geographic standpoint, it makes the most sense. One would think that the Mountain West would be eager to add programs of such esteem. But, Dennis Dodd recently penned an article for CBS Sports stating that the conference could be cooling on the prospects of adding Oregon State and Washington State. I find that interesting, but it makes sense. We’re not talking about the revenue juggernauts that Oregon and USC are. The financial impact of adding the two schools wouldn’t be that dramatic. And, with the advent of the 12-team College Football Playoff, member schools may like their chances to go on a run with the conference field as it is now, without adding two good programs to compete and dilute their odds. It’s a good read if you’re as fascinated by where these two schools land as I am.

Think about the implications of this move, though. The stakes are high. This isn’t something to be taken lightly. We have “after dark” football games to consider for the sickest sect of college football fans. There’s a branding opportunity here, and the Mountain West has the chance to step up and become that zany west coast conference where all the magic happens late for those of us in the eastern and central time zones. My plea is for all involved to consider us, the former “Pac-12 After Dark” fans who could theoretically become “Mountain West After Dark” fans. We need to find a home as well.

There’s just something special about staying up past midnight on a Saturday night in the fall. On a good college football Saturday, you’ve been up since it was time to make your Starbucks and McDonald’s run and sit and watch College Gameday. Maybe you’ve opened up the windows in your home and let that cool autumn breeze flow through. You’ve watched an 11AM Big Ten kickoff at Northwestern, the SEC at 2:30, and you’ve watched the week’s biggest prime time game. You haven’t stopped drinking since kickoff, and now you find yourself having to stay up and chug some water before bed so you’re not hungover for the NFL Sunday that follows. There’s nothing better to sober up with than a gallon of water and some crazy west coast action.

That’s where the real hidden gems lie, and that vision is why I hope that whether or not Oregon State and Washington State eventually join the Mountain West, the conference will make an effort to give us some high quality affairs on Saturday night. They have the time zone to do it. And, really…it’s pretty much their show now as far as conference rivalries go. Sure, we may get the occasional 10PM kickoff between UCLA and Rutgers, but where’s the fun in that? Where’s the conference pride and all of the intensity that comes with a good rivalry game? Can UNLV-Nevada capture that magic? Maybe. One thing’s for sure – I’m so addicted to this sport that I’ll give it a shot and hope they succeed.

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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The SoBros Mailbag 298: Umbrellas in Drinks, Olympics, and Wipeout

Let’s face it – every day we are routinely bombarded with questions. When you’re an emerging media company in Nashville, people just want to know what your opinions are on everything. It’s only natural. And, since our duty is to serve the people, well, we have no choice but to be present. That’s the SoBro Way. Also, aren’t mailbags just a barrel of laughs anyway? Welcome to the newest weekly recurring feature up in this bitch: The SoBros Mailbag. As always, hit us with those mailbag questions @SoBrosNetwork on Twitter, email ’em to me anonymously at thesobrosnetwork@gmail.com. And, holy shit, I need to update this terrible intro paragraph that I’ve been using literally ever since I started writing this column…

This edition of the SoBros Mailbag is brought to you by Memo’s Mexican Kitchen in Mount Juliet, Tennessee! Memo’s offers a fresh, modern take on the Mexican restaurant just a mile north of I-40 off of the Mount Juliet exit. For my money, they cook up the best quesabirria in town! Check out the full menu on their website and let ’em know SoBros Network sent you.

Question:

Answer:

Ed, this might be a controversial answer, but I actually do think the little decorative umbrellas are necessary in certain situations. If I’m on the beach, I need an umbrella in my drink. Otherwise, it’s not effective. I can’t explain the science behind it, but any cocktail without that little umbrella just doesn’t set the vibes the same.

Question, from Owen on Instagram:

What would be an Olympic event that you could medal in?

Answer:

Man, nothing even remotely athletic anymore. Maybe 20 years ago, but not now. I’d say I might be able to medal in ‘who can put the most food in their mouth and eat it in one bite?

Question:

On a scale of 1-10 – 1 being ‘no fuckin chance,’ 10 being ‘i got that easy,’ – what chance do you give yourself at completing a round of Wipeout?

Answer:

At 38 years old with two bad knees that crack like I’m stepping on a bag of chips when I get out of bed every morning, I’m giving myself a 1. But, there is a timeline on which I win the whole damn thing at 20 years old. I firmly believe that. Hell, maybe if you give me six weeks to train, I could get there. In that case, maybe I should give myself a 5. The biggest thing for me is the loss of balance that I’ve developed from years of working desk jobs and not working out six hours a day like I was in college. We used to talk about doing some sort of SoBros Wipeout if we could ever piece something together. Maybe I should give it another shot.

Keep the questions coming – catch y’all next week!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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Podcast: FWords Breaks Down the Jamal Adams Signing

I missed this week’s episode of Football & Other F Words due to some family matters that needed tending to. Rest assured that you will have ample opportunity to hear my thoughts on the Jamal Adams signing in the coming weeks – hell, this week’s installment of Film Friday on Stacking The Inbox will be dedicated to the latest addition to the Titans secondary. For the time being, the positional preview series rolls on on Football & Other F Words as we inch closer and closer towards the preseason starting. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Mike and Zach weigh in on Adams, Big Jeff blocking Mike, Amani Hooker, Elijah Molden, Quandre Diggs, Justin Simmons, and more. There’s even a complete burial of the completely innocent Matthew Jackson for no good reason. Matthew Jackson, if you’re reading this, I apologize for all the strays.

Subscribe to Football & Other F Words on Apple Podcasts, follow on Spotify, or wherever you take in your shows!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

SoBros Network and Stacking The Inbox have teamed up for the greatest premium content collaboration in the history of Nashville. Get all of the Tennessee Titans and NFL Draft coverage you need on top of premium SoBros Network content such as The Movie Review Rewind Podcast, Sports Punch, and much more! Only $5/month gets you instant access to an exhaustive content library of articles, podcasts, and videos created exclusively for our subscribers! Sign up on Substack today!

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