Mayer Hawthorne brings new-eyed soul to the table. This dude from Michigan turned LA transplant has clearly rubbed Peanut Butter Wolf the right way by getting signed after homeboy only heard two tracks. Mayer was recently signed to Stones Throw and his debut album just hit the shelves. He is a multi-faceted artist that plays most if not all the instruments you hear on the record and on top of that he sings like a bird. The sound he delivers is smooth like buttah and before you know it the album is over. Hawthorne has produced a solid piece of work here and I’m sure …the likes of “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” and “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin” will prove to be classics. He has definitely brought it back with a fresh sound. I was giving the album a couple spins the other day and my roommate asked if I was “sweating to the oldies” and I said, “matter of fact this shit just dropped”, that being said…he has successfully captured an era and positioned himself well in the music industry.