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hallelujah the hills “do you have romantic courage” – video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

this apparently premiered on spin early today. all i have to say is c’mon ryan who reads spin?!?!?!?!? still saying this is my favorite record of the year, but a new record was brought to me today that, honestly, will probably overthrow it. (1149)

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jon lajoie “please use this song”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

if you’ve never checked out any of his other videos, the guy is hilarious, definitely recommend doing so. this one may be his best….. hilarious


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strand of oaks “goshen ’97″ – official video

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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, pope killdragon, dark shores and leave ruin were on my favorite records of whatever years they cam out. amazing shit… oh and j mascis plays guitar on this track…. (990)

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hallelujah the hills “i stand corrected” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

pre-order, my favorite record of the year thus far, have you ever done something evil, via their bandcamp page. follow em on twitter (1045)

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old smokey “dead man’s pose” & “leggy”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


howdy, gang. well so far this old smokey stuff is all kinds of awesome. old smokey is based out of athens and made up of ex-members, or at least have played with, vic chesnutt, the olivia tremor control, circulatory system, madeline, etc… not saying athens has a particular sound, cause they really dont, but they do have a vibe. that vibe, in this case, sounds like this would be a perfect sound track to (insert some activity, movie, etc) here. i havent heard the whole record, sadly, but it sounding like its all over the board musically, which i am completely down with. with that said, i need this whole thing in my life, pronto. oh, btw the name of the record is wester easter and is due out on 4.29 on cloud recordings.


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minos the saint “let me sleep” – video

Posted by gregor on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

i have a few friends here and in new orleans that have raved about minos the saint, yet sadly even though they have played less than a mile away from my house, i have yet to see them live. not sure if from baton rouge, or new orleans, but it really doesnt matter, they are from louisiana. this particular performance was filmed in baton rouge, and we were hoping to get them for couch by couchwest but just didnt happen. if they would have submitted this, they would have won the entire festival. they have a record avail on bandcamp that i/we/you should probably check out.

minos the saint on facebook


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couch by couchwest 2014: a brief recap

Posted by gregor on Monday, March 17th, 2014

well, couch by couchwest 2014 is over. it was tons o’ fun, but also just like every year, frustrating as hell. hopefully, y’all had a chance to check out some of the submissions. if not, here are just a few of my favorites of the 350+ that were posted. i could have probably added about 20 more, but alas, i am a lazy fuck.

american aquarium “wolves” – a cxcw exclusive which was pretty awesome

rosanne cash and the thread “a feather’s not a bird” – yeah this was pretty awesome to get

cory call of arliss nancy and a brand new song called “andy dufresne” yes named after the shawshank character

kent goolsby “brilliant disguise” – springsteen cover

hallelujah the hills “you got fooled” an outtake from their upcoming record

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what im listening to right now: possessed by paul james’ there will be nights when im lonely

Posted by gregor on Friday, March 7th, 2014


i know im way late on this guy, and this guy being konrad wert aka possessed by paul james. had heard his name being tossed around last year, and much like a lot of shit in my life, it goes one ear and out the other. so, im just sitting here, beer in hand after what seemingly was the longest work week of my life, browsing spotify. not even sure how i happened upon him, but fuck me if i aint glad that i did. if i would have heard this last year, it most definitely would have been in my top ten. still cant go back in time, and im just enjoying it in the present, and damn this is scratching me everywhere i itch. if you like dobros, foot stomps, mandolins, acoustic geetars, violins, etc combined with brilliant lyrics and a voice that pours out emotions that cant be faked, saddle up to this record. you will not be disappointed. oh, and he’s a one man band, and from what i hear a teacher as his fulltime gig.


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bob mould “see a little light” live on letterman

Posted by gregor on Friday, March 7th, 2014


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pony boy “the devil in me” – video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

gonna come right out and say it, i have a huge schoolboy crush on marchelle bradanini aka pony boy. dont judge me! i am only but a man. in all seriousness though, although i am serious about the other thing, she’s just about as good as it gets to my ears/eyes – the former being the most important of course. she’s got an incredibly gorgeous yet dangerous/sexy voice and writes great lyrics. put those both together, and there is no reason she isn’t ruling the world. its low-down dirty shame! she just released a new ep, the devil in me, yesterday, and while i have not heard it, everything she has put out i have loved. so im guessing that aint going to change now. she’s doing some sxsw shows so make sure you check her out if you happen to be in town.


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    • sturgill simpson tiny desk concert – npr
      September 1, 2014

      read more about it here and buy metamodern sounds in country music, one of my favorites of the year, via amazon (300)

    • strand of oaks “jm” and “shut in” via out of town films
      August 27, 2014

      sometimes its hard to put into words what an artists body of work means to you. most of the times you read reviews and its purely methodical. there’s no heart, no past history, just what they’re hearing now. sometimes music is a puzzle, and it doesnt make sense, until you put it all together. thats […]

    • bear medicine “infestation”

      howdy, folks! you miss me? probably didnt even realize ive been gone for a couple of weeks. needed a bit of a break, but now getting back into the mood. lexington, ky’s bear medicine, who i’ve been told is the best artist from said city that isnt doc feldman. i dont know the lexington music […]

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