Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LOW on Mountain Stage [2012]


Listen to the entire show HERE

Alan Sparhawk of LOW talks to host Larry Groce Backstage at Mountain Stage -- but this time, "backstage" is dock overlooking beautiful Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota, on the campus of the North House Folk School.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Advanced Base - Daytrotter Studio [09-12-12]



These Advance Base songs - recorded with Ashworth (electric piano and vocals), Nick Ammerman (autoharp and bass), Edward Crouse (piano and autoharp) and Jody Weinmann (bass, omnichord, organ and vocals) - are extensions of these sentiments, of these drowsy pieces of milieu that we tend to stuff down inside. They are often the pieces of ourselves - not just these characters - that we can't explain too easily, so we don't try. It's a little like Weinmann sings on "Puppy," "My love for you is like a movie script/It doesn't make sense to my friends when I describe it/My love for you is acquired and it's sweet." These are the moments, under pale light, that happen while the television set is the only sound spilling out of a lonely room. These are their accompanying thoughts.

Tracks
1. Welcome to Daytrotter
2. The Sister You Never Had
3. Puppy
4. Our Cat
5. Christmas In Milwaukee
6. Sorry To Hear You Got The Blues (Inst…
7. Black Cat (Donkeys Cover)

The Wedding Present - 524 Fidelio [2012-Promo]



Tracklist:
01 – Journey Into Space
02 – Pain Perdu
03 – 1000 Farenheit
04 – Can You Keep A Secret


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dr. Dog - Wild Race [2012]



Eight months after the release of its seventh album, Dr. Dog is ready to share some new material. The Philadelphia psych-rockers return today with the five-track Wild Race EP.

The new record features several tracks that are somewhat more ethereal than most of Be the Void, including the lost title track to that LP. Listen to the EP in full below and pick it and the recent full-length, Be the Void, up now on ANTI-.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Up The Bracket" Covered In Full By Your Favourite Bands [2012]





The debut album from The Libertines is already 10 years old. When did that happen, eh?! Re-live one of the most exciting releases in the UK ever, read all the funny, intense and blood-stained tales behind the making of this seminal record from the people who were there at the time.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rabbit Dreams [2012]


Rabbit Dreams - Fighting So Long (Offical Music Video)

Bandcamp

Rabbit Dreams is based in Portland, OR, and consists mainly of Mike Moore and whatever weird figures he can think of to include in his song. Mike was in another Portland band, The Goodwill River, but found himself cranking out some songs that didn't quite fit in with what that band was doing. So, Rabbit Dreams was born. All of the songs are about people in horrible situations just hoping for something a little better. Unfortunately, these people are usually about 2 seconds away from getting what's coming to them, so they're really kind of hosed. Mike really hopes that you like the songs, and please feel free to drop him a line to say hi!

Rainy Day Music [2012]


The past week has given more rain than the past twenty-one. I am damp, dewy, cold, distraught, and a tab mildewy... We need rain, I agree, but in the same token we need light or everything gets a bit sulky. I am sulking right now!

Adele Right As Rain
Bishop Allen Rain
Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
The Carpenters Rainy Days And Mondays
Dar Williams Beauty Of The Rain
eastmountainsouth Rain Come Down
The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain
Jamie Cullum Singin' In The Rain
Paramore When It Rains
Irma Thomas It's Raining
Radney Foster Raining On Sunday
Travis Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
Whiskeytown Sit & Listen To The Rain

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Suburban Living - Cooper's Dream EP [2012]



Suburban Living, otherwise known as Norfolk Virginia’s Wesley Bunch, drops a nifty little five-song collection today that’s affectionately known as “Cooper’s Dream” EP.
This tidy little effort features “echoing vocals, 80’s styled guitar riffs and glimmering synths”. Imagine gliding through the clouds in a silent jetliner, and you’ve got Suburban Living.

Sonnenberg - The End of the Rain [2012]


Sonnenberg is a British folk-type of band around the singer/songwriter Zinney, multi-instrumentalist /songwriter Dave Thom and percussionist/tabla-ist Saul Hughes.
After the release of their debut album Fishing in the Pool the band performed in different formations (2-4-6 piece) in small venues as well as “the Shepherds Bush Theatre” in London and the “Boardwalk” in Sheffield.
The surprise with Sonnenberg is… how directly this unaffected melodic folk-pop goes straight to the listeners. It’s like all happening very close to your beating heart… The governing spirit is indie folk with a twist.. It’s all intimate without being cloying, pleasurably nocturnal and more than a little bit wonderful”


Saturday, October 13, 2012

We Love You Mr Cohen [2012]


We Love You Mr. Cohen is a compilation of (2CD) dedicated to the lovers of the Canadian poet, whose work is the inspiration for the next generation of artists around the world.

CD1:
1. Nadia Kazmi – Paper Thin Hotel [05:06]
2. Nick Cave – I’m Your Man [04:29]
3. Patricia O’Callaghan – Gypsy Wife [04:11]
4. Anita Lipnicka & John Porter – Chelsea Hotel no.2 [03:39]
5. Perla Batalla – Ballad of the Absent Mare [06:13]
6. John Bergeron – Joan of Arc [05:47]
7. Marco Benevento – Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (Instrumental) [04:36]
8. Beth Orton – Sisters Of Mercy [04:39]
9. Judy Collins – Democracy [06:50]
10. Antony – If It Be Your Will [05:54]
11. Chris Botti – Hallelujah (Instrumental) [02:59]
CD:2
1. Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah [04:04]
2. Madeleine Peyroux – Dance Me To The End Of Love [03:54]
3. John Bergeron – Famous Blue Raincoat [05:42]
4. Perla Batalla – Coming Back to You [04:00]
5. Judy Collins – Suzanne [04:21]
6. Katie Melua – In my secret live [04:21]
7. Patricia O’Callaghan – Who By Fire? [03:10]
8. Yasmin Levy – Hallelujah [03:57]
9. Michal Szyc – Alexandra Leaving [04:18]
10. Bill Callahan – So Long Marianne [05:14]
11. Nadia Kazmi – [03:02]
12. The Lemonheads feat. Liv Taylor – Hey! That’s No Way To Say Goodbye [03:08]
13. Adam Cohen – What Other Guy [04:40]

Friday, October 12, 2012

snow 2012

Long Distance Saluation: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska [2012]



In January 1982, holed up in his spare bedroom with nothing but an acoustic guitar, harmonica, and a 4-track cassette recorder, Bruce Springsteen recorded an American folk masterpiece. Now, 30 years later, a new generation of songwriters pay tribute to 'Nebraska'... 



This Way - Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Move On Up – A Modernist Compendium [2012]


The latest free CD from the November, 2012 MOJO Magazine captures the fusion of influences that led to the modern Mod movement and its many offshoots. Includes a rare demo from The Jam, as well as a live version of “The Great Depression” (culled from the Deluxe Edition of The Gift). Not to mention the oft forgotten Bruce Foxton.

THE JAM Just Who Is The Five O’Clock Hero (Demo) (2:20)
THE YARDBIRDS You’re A Better Man Than I (3:15)
LEE DORSEY Ride Your Pony (2:48)
LAUREL AITKEN Bad Minded Woman (2:40)
THE BEAT Twist And Crawl (2:33)
PRINCE FATTIE & HOLLIE COOK And The Beat Goes On Dub (3:03)
ANDY LEWIS (Featuring Keni Burke) (Love Is) Alive In My Heart (3:06)
CURTIS MAYFIELD Move On Up (3:38)
AARON NEVILLE Hercules (4:11)
PAUL WELLER & TERRY CALLIER Brother To Brother (4:12)
THE MOONS Jennifer (Sits Alone) (3:20)
DEXY’S Nowhere Is Home (4:57)
BRUCE FOXTON Number Six (3:14)
WILCO JOHNSON Down By The Waterside (3:15)
THE JAM The Great Depression (Live) (3:17)

M.Ward - "Me and My Shadow" [2012]


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Angus and Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane [Official Music Video]




Sun Kil Moon - Mistress [2012]


Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon performed exclusive web performance of "Mistress."


The weight of expectation can be a terrible thing for a record and I have to say, I am guilty of it as anyone else. Sun Kil Moon's last record Admiral Fell Promises haunted both my dreams and travels of the world. A simple nylon acoustic and voice record, the songs explored unknown territories of longing and loss. At first, the flamenco flourishes almost seemed cheesy but played into part of a greater narrative of each song, twisting and informing ways beyond the lyrics. I love that album and unfortunately Among the Leaves enters my brain with wildly unrealistic expectations based on that record. It is an entirely different album to Admiral Fell Promises and I'd lie if I didn't feel let down by it. This is not saying it isn't a good record, it just isn't the record I wanted and that is an entirely selfish and unreasonable thing but it is a very human thing. But then, this is a very human record with its foibles and inconsistencies laid bare so it feels ok to admit this up front.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Julia Holter & Jib Kidder - My Baby [2012]


"My Baby" from "Steal Guitars: Fencing Partners", the remix companion to Jib Kidder's "Steal Guitars" out now on Portland's States Rights Records (www.statesrightsrecords.com). Song by Julia Holter using source material from "Ringtone Cowboy" by Jib Kidder, video by Jib Kidder.




Monday, October 8, 2012

Morrissey - Bon Drag [20-year reissue]



Tracklist: Morrissey, Bona Drag: Special Edition

1. “Piccadilly Palare”
2. “Interesting Drug”
3. “November Spawned A Monster”
4. “Will Never Marry”
5. “Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference”
6. “The Last Of The Famous International Playboys”
7. “Ouija Board, Ouija Board”
8. “Hairdresser On Fire”
9. “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
10. “He Knows I’d Love To See Him”
11. “Yes, I Am Blind”
12. “Lucky Lisp”
13. “Suedehead”
14. “Disappointed”
15. “Happy Lovers At Last United” *
16. “Lifeguard On Duty” *
17. “Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness” (Demo) *
18. “Oh Phoney” *
19. “The Bed Took Fire” *
20. “Let The Right One Slip In” (Alternate Long Mix) *


Kodaline – The Kodaline EP [2012]



Kodaline are from Dublin and they’re really, really good. The production on the EP is top class, they’re polished without sounding smoothed out or false, they can play and most importantly, they write interesting and original songs. Oh, and the accompanying videos would put most major label, big budget efforts, to shame.

The first track I heard from them before the EP release was Lose Your Mind. It sounds sort of like Spiritualized, but with Muse’s Matt Bellamy’s little brother on vocals. On first listen, it sounded warm and familiar but still something fresh and different. It definitely grows on you the more you listen.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Jodi Shaw - In Waterland [2012]



Jodi Shaw is a Canadian-born poet/performer with a unique voice and vision. Her music has been described as "hauntingly erotic," "mystical" and "hard to pin down." One reviewer, upon hearing her latest release "In Waterland" for the first time, remarked that he was "partially shocked." Another calls the album "a revelation, nothing less than stunning." Her work has drawn comparisons to Feist, Natalie Merchant, Fiona Apple, Imogen Heap, Tori Amos, and the Beach Boys.

UnCut: Into `Your Arms [2012]


1. Sebadoh – Keep the Boy Alive
2. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bag of Bones
3. Raymond Byron – Whippoorwill
4. Calexico – Splitter
5. Mark Eitzel – I Love You But Your’re Dead
6. Dinosaur Jr. – Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know
7. Dan Stuart – Gonna Change
8. Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus
9. James Yorkston – A Short Blues
10. Patterson Hood – 15 Days (Leaving Time Again)
11. Catherine Irwin – Sinner Saves a Saint
12. Woodpecker Wooliams – Crow
13. Cory Branan – Survivor Blues
14. Ombre – Vistate
15. Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Someday Past the Sunset

Ian Mcculloch – Liverpool Cathedral [Live - 2012]



01. Candleland
02. Rescue
03. Bring On The Dancing Horses
04. The Idolness Of Gods
05. The Fountain
06. Proud To Fall
07. I Think I Need It Too
08. Fools Like Us
09. Start Again
10. Rust
11. All My Colours (Zimbo)
12. The Flickering Wall
13. Arthur
14. The Killing Moon
15. Nothing Lasts Forever
16. History Chimes
17. Somewhere
18. I’m Waiting For The Man
19. Lips Like Sugar

Monday, October 1, 2012

James Yorkston [2002]


James Yorkston was the first member of the Fence Collective to emerge from the creative oddity that is the East Neuk of Fife. His first solo show was supporting Bert Jansch, his first tour was supporting John Martyn. After those heady heights he went on to sign to Domino and record his debut album in a damp soaked cottage in the Scottish Borders. Domino subsequently released this record, Moving Up Country, which went on to become Rough Trade’s Album of The Year 2002.

James was invited to play a John Peel Radio 1 session in 2003 (included here on the second disc) and was labelled ‘the finest songwriter of his generation’. He has gone on to forge a career as one of Scotland’s most respected songwriters, releasing 5 further critically acclaimed albums. 

This 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘Moving Up Country’, released on Monday the 23rd of April 2012, consists of two discs.  Disc 1 features the original album, now with debut Domino single The Lang Toun; Disc 2 is a collection of ‘Moving Up Country’ demos, including never heard before demos and the aforementioned Peel session originally broadcast on Jan 2nd 2003. The double vinyl edition features all tracks from disc 1 with digital downloads of the bonus tracks.

Clouds in September [2012]


Song from Euros Childs