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marissa nadler “dead city emily”

Posted by gregor on Monday, November 11th, 2013

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top of the evening, all…. just in case you dont follow pitchfork anymore, and who does really? the kids do, the kids!!! either way, boston’s marissa nadler’s new song was featured on said site earlier today, and its absolutely gorgeous. the record entitled july is due out on 2.4.14 via sacred bones here in the states and bella union in the uk. definitely cant wait to hear this whole thang.

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bill callahan “small plane” – video

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

sadly, i have not listened to bill’s lastest offering, dream river, as of yet, but im sure its good/great. anyone got any thoughts on it? i have been listening to a lot of bill stuff lately, but pretty much dongs of sevotion and knock, knock and this song down there, and “the hard road” which i cannot find on youtube or anywhere… strange. he’s doing a bunch of touring so clicky here to check the dates

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califone “frosted tips” – video

Posted by gregor on Monday, November 4th, 2013

happy monday, folks. if you havent checked out califone’s latest, stitches, definitely recommend doing so sooner than later. until then check out that there video which is kinda nsfw. buy stitches via amazon
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todd farrell jr. & the dirty birds “pawnshops”

Posted by gregor on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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so buddy of captains dead todd farrell jr & the dirty birds just released their record, which wins my favorite title of 2013 award, all our hero’s live in vans. you know i am not an eleqouent man, or at least my words arent. i try, but it just aint in me, sadly. still, there are ocassions when other folks put my thoughts to paper, or the web as it were, much better than i ever could. ill get those folks in a minute, but after spending a good amount of time with all our hero’s live in vans, i can say that it hits home right in middle of my gut, the part of the gut that holds everything i hold dear. well, at least most of it. this record is about as honest as it comes, and speaks volumes to mr farrell’s talents as a songwriter. my favorite track of said record is “pawnshops” and he hits the reality of the situation perfectly when he states “…the hardest part is when all your heros play in bands, is finding out all all your heros live in vans…” such a great freaking line, and i see/hear it on a daily basis. these folks, some i call friends, are out there touring, away from home for long stretches just trying to get their music heard, and maybe even make a little money along the way. its painful, at least to me, that this is their collective realities. most of these folks shouldnt have to spend 300 days on the road, year in and year out. anyway, this is such a great record, and again his lyrics hit me right in the “feels.” definitely one of my favorite releases of the year. getting back to those guys that pretty much summed up my thoughts on the record, but way more coherently, justin over at smoke on the killing floor and eric over at bucket full of nails both have great reviews of the record, definitely check em out.

buy all our heroes live in vans via his bandcamp page and follow him on twitter
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pony boy “if only he were you”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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sadly i feel like i am out of touch with marchelle bradanini aka pony boy. although, when i found out about her last year, i was just as confused. so maybe thats her whole “thing?” its not a bad thing to have, keep people guessing, keep people wanting more, etc… its like pulling the costanza and leaving on the high note – seinfeld reference. either way, her song “if only he were you” was the song of the day on kdhx. definitely loving this song, it almost starts off like a magnetic fields song, or at least that was my first impression… hopefully for the sake of all of us we hear more from her in the near future.

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new stuff from ben trickey

Posted by gregor on Monday, October 28th, 2013

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i dont remember many opening acts, in fact only probably a dozen or so in my 25 years of going to shows have made an impact. or at very least a lasting impact. during my time in atlanta i had the privilege of seeing ben trickey open up for, i believe, jason isbell. either way, that was prob about 6 years or so now, and i still remember his performance. so that should tell ya something right there. well, he’s got a new record out entitled rising waters, and g’damn its great. one thing i love about mr trickey is his lyrics and vocals fit perfectly together. this is not taking anything away from any other artist, but there is something about his voice/delivery and lyrics that are perfect pieces to a puzzle instead of trying to fit a square piece into a round corner. probably makes no sense at all, on paper or the screen as it were, but i think after a few listens, it may. at least, i hope. much like mr toth aka wooden wand, ben conjures up visions of backwoods or a sidewalk preachers, judging me for whatever sins i have probably committed. in the end though, its probably their own shortcomings they are railing against. such is the human condition. i am sure if i were to ask the man if he heard this in his music, he would probably say “nope,” but its all subjective, i suppose? best of 2013, no fucking doubt.


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just the facts: lo fine “all we need is hell”

Posted by gregor on Friday, October 25th, 2013

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off want is a great need due out 11.15 // lofine via facebook
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just the facts: cold country “what it takes”

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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off missing the muse which you can download for a name your price type of dealio via their bandcamp page. they recently did a daytrotter session, which you can listen to here and are playing at the empty bottle, chicago, on 12.5. so far really dug what ive heard… // cold country facebook

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michael rank and stag “coming hard” and “shot of gold” video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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well, this may be a first, at least for me that is. so earlier this year michael rank and stag released the most excellent, in the weeds, which is sitting in my top ten records of this this year. well, mr rank seems to be on a roll, cause he just released his second record of this, mermaids, and it actually may be better than in the weeds, which frankly i thought wasnt going to be possible. one thing i love about this whole situation is that it wasnt up until earlier this year that good friend of captains dead, jeff zentner brought in the weeds to my attention. now, i was, and still am, a huge huge fan of his 90′s band clarissa, and throughout the years i would check up to see what michael was up to, and maybe i wasnt searching hard enough, but during that time i was coming up empty handed. so you could only imagine my excitement when jeff brought said record to my attention. its also kind of amazing out small of a world it is. i still need to listen to his 2012 release, kin – hopefully in the near future, but i have been really wrapped up with in the weeds, and now mermaids. i really hate saying artists are at the peak of the craft, cause really it sounds like they’re destined to just crap out, but michael is firing on all cylinders, creatively speaking, right now. oh, and what i was referring to in that opening sentence is having an artist with two records in my top ten of the year list. cant recommend both records enough….
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what im listening to right now: the imperial rooster’s cluckaphony

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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so new mexico’s imperial rooster have a “newer” record out entitled cluckaphony. ive been meaning to give this a spin since it was released all the way back in march. oops! i have been a fan of their raucous ways/sound for what seems like a few years now. in fact their 2011 release, decent people, was one of my favorite records of the year. well, im finally listening to cluckaphony, and dammit i love it. if you like your music with a “this all may fall apart at any second” kind of looseness then you’ll love the rooster. thats not a diss at all, cause i love when bands sound like they are flying by the seat of their proverbial pants and just letting it all hang out. sure their may be some fuck ups along the way, but god damn if that dont make for a more interesting listen. not saying the rooster should be huge, cause of course they arent for everyone, but me thinks a lot more folks should be jumping on board, but thats just this drunk mans opinion. cluckaphony is a “name your price” type of deal via their bandcamp page. throw em a buck or two, at least, or dont, its your money, but these are fucking awesome people to boot. oh and their also couch by couchwest alum, so you know their solid folks.
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    • oasis acoustic compilation
      April 16, 2014

      oh happy day, peoples! what we got here is an oasis acoustic compilation. for some reason have found myself listening to the first few oasis records the past few days, and figured i would post this. there is more to this compilation but those tracks have been removed cause they were commercially released. track info […]

    • centro-matic “salty disciple”
      April 15, 2014

      y’all know i think centro-matic is pretty much the greatest band on the planet, so i wont get into too much. this here song is off their upcoming record take pride in your long odds which is due out on 6.3… that is all for now. love this, if you couldnt probably have guessed. centro-matic […]

    • strand of oaks “goshen ’97″ – official video

      my man timothy showalter and his strand of oaks is back, and ive missed him so… he’s signed with dead oceans and his new record, heal, is due out 6.24. if you arent familiar with tim/strand of oaks, i cannot speak more highly of his work and in fact all three of his previous record, […]


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