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Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 18th, 2015
well slap my ass and call me shirley! a new mercury rev record! i have loved mercury rev for probably 20 years. jesus christ, 20 years?!?! if you have never heard deserter’s songs, i cannot, repeat, cannot recommend it enough. it is definitely one of the greatest records ever made. the new record is called the light in you and is being released 9.18. this song kicks all kinds of ass, and cannot fucking wait to hear the whole thing. read more about the record here via bella union.
if you have a spotify account, please do listen to this. i command you!
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
if you would have told me 5/6 years ago that kent goolsby would be making the kind of music he is now, i, honestly wouldn’t have been that surprised. when i first met kent, he was fronting the now defunct, but awesome band, the only sons. that was then, this is now. kent and his gold standard have a new record coming out on july 7 entitled, no substitute for handsome. its definitely music from a bye-gone era – see everly brothers, roger miller and leon redbone, but sounds completely contemporary. if you’re a fan of above mentioned artists and contemporaries justin townes earle, the devil makes three, etc, you will find yourself right at home with what kent it is laying down. although, in all honesty, i think he does it better. no substitute… was recorded at his home in nashville and was mixed and mastered by mr joey kneiser of glossary fame. i have been looking for a record like this for quite a while, and its no surprise that mr goolsby and band of merry men have produced such a record. definitely gonna be one of my favorites of 2015.
pre-order no substitute for handsome here
Posted by gregor on Monday, June 15th, 2015
too lazy to look, but im fairly positive i have written about jesse payne before. either way, he has a new record coming out on 8.14 entitled heirloom. haven’t heard the record as of yet, but really digging this tune, i think you may as well. ive been wrong before, though.
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
not sure how i feel about this? joe hooked up with budo who is apparently a musician and producer from seattle, who is signed to rhymesayers, and they formed a band called roger lion. the record is due out 9.18 via team love records.
Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 28th, 2015
the last time i “wrote” about new orleans’ big rock candy mountain, they were loud and louder. at least thats what i remember, but my old age is making my memory fuzzy. they have a new record out entitled brother moon, their first fist full length. yeah their still loud, but seem to taking cues from some more melodic garage rock bands. i definitely dig the road they’re traveling. hopefully hear more from them, more frequently, in the near future.
buy brother moon via their bandcamp page
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
the long story, short. the minders are from portland, they’re touring with neutral milk hotel, the have a kickstarter going on right now for their new record, into the river – their first in 13 years, they’re kind of part of the elephant 6 collective, etc… the minders on facebook
Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 21st, 2015
holy springsteen, dan bejar! i, admittedly, have not dug too much of bejar’s work since the first destroyer record, which is like one of the best bowie records bowie never released, and is still one of my favorites to this day. i love the thought of his work, but in reality we dont alway connect. its ok though, these things happen. this song, though, off his upcoming destroyer record poison season, which is due out on 8.28. this song makes me very excited about this record. you can read more about it via consequence of sound, here.
Posted by gregor on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
just happened to be on the facebooks the other day, and legendary producer producer/engineer/etc john agnello posted a link to story about hop along. the lead to the story was something about hop along’s lead singer, frances quinlan, having the best voice in music. im here to tell ya that i have not been so in awe and blown away by voice in many many years. here’s the thing that kinda pisses me off, she’s been doing this for ten years and i am now just hearing about her? better late than never, i suppose, but doesnt make the not knowing any easier to swallow. yeah she’s great, but the rest of hop along are no fucking slouches. everything about painted shut, from the lyrics, to frances’ voice, to the music is to put it plainly fucking awesome. i cannot get enough of this record, there is not one song on painted shut that doesnt kick all kinds of ass. as it stands right now, this is definitely my favorite record of the year. my favorite song off the record is “texas funeral” which you can find right down there.
buy painted shut via their bandcamp page or where you usually buy your records
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Posted by gregor on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
hailing from baton rouge are loudness war and they are putting out a new record entitled extraterrestrial hangover – due out on 5.26. its being put out by lagniappe records which is my new favorite record store, but also, and obviously, a label. i have not heard the record, but this song kicks all kinds of ass. i think you kids are gonna dig em. read more about em here an article written by matthew sigur of the great local band, the widowers. oh, theres a release party on may 30 at lagniappe at 8 pm. so if youre in the area, should be pretty cool
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