couple weeks ago, bj barhman, american aquarium, mentioned on facebook a guy by the name of john moreland- he’s from tulsa, ok, btw. having never heard of him, i made a mental not to check him out, and of course over the next few days leading up to checking him out, i saw his name popping up seemingly everywhere. seeing that as a sign, i made it a priority. after listening to two of his records, everything the hardway and earthbound blues, i can now see why a ton of folks are talking about him. as it turns out, he did a couch by couchwest song this year! again, how the fuck did i miss this? either way, yeah, his stuff is great. kind of reminds me still feel gone era uncle tupelo with a little social distortion thrown in, but of course both of these influences are necessarily indicative of all his songs. he’s got a new coming out entitled in the throes on last chance records on june 11, cant wait to hear it. this song, “ancient youth” is actually off earthbound blues not everything the hardway which is the cover used above.