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justin townes earle “white gardenias”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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howdy, peoples! here be the first track off of justin’s upcoming record, single mothers, which is due out on 9.9. very excited about this just because, and for the fact that matt and mark from centro-matic are the rhythm section on the record.

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drunken ramblings: the blessed broke’s ladders out of purgatory

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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thus far 2014 has been a helluva year for music, at least to these ears. i easily have a top 15 records of the year, and we’re barely through half the year. i must warn you, dear reader, that my next few “reviews” are going to be that of the gushing variety. i dont and never written about stuff i hate, i just dont have the time for that. i only wanna spread the good stuff. so, today we have kansas city’s the blessed broke and their record ladders out of purgatory. this is one of them records that came out of left field, honestly was not expecting much, but damn, once you dig into it, it digs into you. this may be my 2014 version of buffalo gospel’s we can be horses, which came out of nowhere and i think ended up at number 6 on my list last year. this is record is that damn good. while its not the most uplifting record, its not a total bummer, either, its actually quite lovely in all its melancholiac glory – not sure if that make sense? either way, the blessed broke reminds me quite a bit of songs:ohia but not magnolia electric co, cause they really had two separate visions. if you dig molina, in either variation, there is no way you wont dig the blessed broke. everything works in beautiful unison on ladders out of purgatory, whether it be brian frame’s lyrics/delivery, or the rest of the blessed broke players, pardon the lame pun, framing his lyrics, it really is a special record. definitely one of my favorites of 2014 and thus cannot recommend it enough.

buy ladders out of purgatory via their bandcamp page

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hiss golden messenger “saturday’s song”

Posted by gregor on Friday, July 4th, 2014

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one of my new favorite artists is mc taylor’s hiss golden messenger. i knew he was in court and spark, who i was a fan, but didnt pick up on the whole hiss golden messenger thing until last year. his 2013 release, haw, is still constantly playing in my ears. its an absolutely wonderful piece of work and in fact it came in at #3 last year on my favorite records of 2013. he’s got a new record coming out in september, i believe, on merge entitled lateness of dancers. definitely one of my most anticipated records of 2014. here’s the first single… oh and he and timothy showalter, strand of oaks, are playing at cats cradle on 9.13, definitely check this show out.

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buy his stuff via amazon

off haw original version
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drunken ramblings: strand of oaks’ heal

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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the first time strand of oaks’ “end in flames,” i was smitten. then there’s the rest of timothy showalter’s debut, leave ruin, to say it moved me in ways most records dont, is an understatement. it was beautiful and honest, something my life needed 5 years ago, and well it still does. the next year brought me, pope killdragon, which was definitely a darker departure, at least musically, but timothy’s cut to the bone lyrics remained, and again, i found solace in them. i dont really care to know the backstory of songs, cause i make up my own interpretations, and ill be damned if whatever timothy was going through, at that time, didnt fit whatever i was dealing with at that my own personal juncture. this cycle continues with dark shores… so i wont beat a dead horse. the past 5 years havent been particularly easy for me, ive prob drank too much, didnt pay enough attention to my family, had my anxiety rule my world, etc… granted i wasnt an asshole, but i couldve been a much better person than i was, and i suspect timothy was in the same boat. its now 2014, in case you didnt know, and my life is better, still struggling, but better, and after listening to heal for about the 100th time, i can only gather timothy is in a better place too, and we as listeners/fans can only be thankful for that. heal is nothing like any of his previous 3, its loud as hell and glorious as shit. j mascis plays the geetar on the opener, “goshen 97,” for crying out loud! lyrically, he’s just as honest, just as beautiful, and i thank the world for artists like timothy showalter. his ode to jason molina, “jm,” is probably the best tribute i have heard, btw….

buy his previous records via his bandcamp page and heal or buy everything via amazon


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lions in the street “mine aint yours”

Posted by gregor on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

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lions in the street is one of them bands i wish i heard more from, but still, i love everything i have heard no matter the frequency of their output. they have a new record out, which i am just listening to, and its called just a little bit more. if you like loud rock n roll records with some tints of country, ala the stones, there is no reason in the world you wouldnt love this record, or anything these guys have put out. you can actually grab the record for “free” via noisetrade, but i highly, highly recommend throwing em some cash. shit is definitely worth it.

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the lake poets “windowsill”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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photo by ian west

the lake poets is martin longstaff and he just released his debute ep honest hearts a mere two days ago. i know i have written about martin/the lake poets before, and thus this surprises me that this is his debut. i quite like martin’s style, and from what i have read on the twitters, he puts on a helluva show. i look forward to hearing this ep in its entirety.

follow lake poets on twitter or “like” em on facebook

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neil holyoak “fancy moonlight”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

neil

i quite dig this. its off his upcoming release and 4th record, rags across the sun, which is due out on 9.9. neil holyoak site / facebook

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courtney jaye “morning” video

Posted by gregor on Monday, June 9th, 2014

here is what i believe to be the second video from courtney jaye’s love and forgiveness which was one of my favorite records of 2013. it debuted earlier today on boxx, and if you wanna read more about the song/video clicky here. follow courtney on twitter. you can grab love and forgiveness and exotic sounds of… for ridiculously low prices on amazon (997)

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neko case and kelly hogan “these arent the droids”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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this here neko case and kelly hogan masterpiece debuted on paste the other day, but due to my complete and utter hatred for said site, i really havent mentioned it. its probably one of the greatest things ive ever heard. if you wanna read more about the record, 2776, read about it her via consequence of sound. the album is up for pre-sale on cd baby and features a whole bunch of awesome folks like aimee mann, will forte+aubrey plaza+martha plimpton, yo la tengo, horatio sanz, andrew wk, etc, etc… sure most of y’all have heard it already, but what the hell?

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miss shevaughn & yuma wray “drifters compass” video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

kinda of sad i am just now posting this video off miss shevaughn & yuma wray’s most excellent sophomore record, lean into the wind. their 2012, we’re from here, was one of my favorites from that year, but sadly i lost about 6-8 months worth of posts during the great “hosting company went under and screwed me” debacle of 2012. either way, both records are super awesome, and cant recommend them enough. this one will definitely end up somewhere in my favorite records of 2014. btw, this video was partially taken at their actual wedding, which they were kind of enough to share with us at couch by couchwest. ive posted a couple down yonder, there were a total of 5 which you can find here.

buy lean into the wind via their bandcamp page.

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Captains Dead Blog

    • sleater-kinney “bury our friends” – new song
      October 20, 2014

      oh glorious day! sleater kinney, one of my most favoritist bands ever, are putting out a new record – their first in ten years. shit, i cant believe its been that long since they called it a day. the record is called no cities to love and is coming out on sub pop on jan […]

    • ryan adams live at the roundhouse on 9.21.14
      October 19, 2014

      photo by julia brokaw – i think, taken from npr happy sunday, folks! so im sure y’all have listened to the new adams record. well, at least, some of you have. im still on the fence about the whole thing. some days, really dig, then others, not so much, but i didnt like the isbell […]

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