Last, but certainly not least, on the list of bands included in our CMJ 2012 coverage are The Floorwalkers. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio this sextet brings a funky/jam sound that is quite different than any other artist on the lineup for the Young Giant Records + Maimed & Tamed showcase at Arlene’s Grocery on 10/18. On their most recent album, 2010′s The Natural Road, the band creates a soulful, southern sound that you wouldn’t expect from a group out of Ohio. Tracks like “Three Wishes” and “Love The Sun Away” remind us of The Sheepdogs, another band with a southern sound, but not so southern roots.
Check out the video for “Three Wishes” below and be prepared for your fair share of soul and funk at Arlene’s Grocery on Thursday 10/18.