“I think Mayer is the only artist in the history of the label that I’ve signed after hearing only two songs,” says Peanut Butter Wolf. “Sometimes, you just know it’s the right thing to do.” Label leader of Stones Throw Records, Peanut Butter Wolf, knew a good thing when he signed the sub-30 year-old Mayer Hawthorne, an Ann Arbor native with a devotion to the Detroit music scene which heralded the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes. Paul Cebar and Dori Zori, among others of the WMSE DJ flock, also know a good thing, as they’ve spoken more than highly of Hawthorne and his just-released album How Do You Do. Earlier today, it was announced that Hawthorne (born Andrew Mayer Cohen) has volunteered himself to perform for the upcoming Packers vs. Lions NFL game. Paste Magazine says, “In light of the petition that was going around the web about removing Nickelback from the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day halftime show, Mayer Hawthorne has now offered to replace the band that is often considered “the worst band in the world.” Check out Hawthorne’s “A Long Time”, above.
WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In Turn Up): Mayer Hawthorne “A Long Time”