captains dead’s favorite records of 2014, 2-10, part 2 of 3

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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2. hiss golden messenger – lateness of dancers

follow him on twitter / like him on facebook

buy his stuff via amazon

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3. strand of oaks – heal

follow strand of oaks on twitter and like em on facebook

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

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4. sturgill simpsonmetamodern sounds in country music

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5. anders parker – theres a bluebird in my heart

buy anders stuff via amazon and varnaline stuff via amazon or via his site, i think he has a sale going on right now

follow him on twitter like him on facebook

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6. centro-matictake pride in your long odds

buy their stuff via amazon

follow em on twitter and like em on facebook – sad face

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7. caleb caudle – paint another layer on my heart

buy paint another layer on my heart via his bandcamp page

follow him on twitter and like him on facebook

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8. hail mary mallon – bestiary

buy bestiary via amazon

follow aesop rock and rob_sonic via twitter

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9. fire mountain – all dies down

buy all dies down via bandcamp

follow them on the twitter and like them on the facebook

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10. michael rank and stag – deadstock

buy michael rank and stag stuff, including deadstock, via their bandcamp page

follow em on twitter and like em on facebook

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captains dead’s favorite records of the year, part 1 of 3

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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today, im just doing my favorite record of the year, and it really should come as no surprise to anyone. that may be assuming way too much, but i have talked about this record a lot whether it be here, twitter, facebook, etc… i love this record as if it was my own stepchild. admittedly, my first go around with have you ever done something evil as not all what i expected. i wanted to be blown away, but i was left a little flat. maybe it was my mood, my expectations, my soberness or too much beer? who the hell knows? this was my problem, not theirs, though. i wrote a drunken ramblings piece on it back in may which pretty much sums everything up, in a absolutely incoherent way. feel free to read that or dont, it dont matter. what does matter is that this is the finest record i have heard this year, last year, and maybe the last 5 years? its pretty much as close to perfect as any band/artist could ever hope to get.

oh, so im going to finish up top twenty in two more posts probably later this week.

buy have you ever done something evil via their bandcamp page / like em on facebook or follow on twitter

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m lockwood porter’s “27”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, December 6th, 2014

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happy saturday, peoples! few weeks ago this here little stain on the internet turned 9, with zero fanfare, but thats ok. still, in internet time thats a pretty long time. ive written a lot of words over those 9 years, pretty much all by my lonesome, minus maybe 50 out of the 3104 that have been published. im tired, im tired of words that people really dont care about it, etc… shit, i just want to hear the music, i dont want to read what some asshole thinks i should be feeling, or whatever. so from here on out, no words, just music… well limited words. you understand what im saying.

m. lockwood porter’s 27 is one of the best records of the year, its an absolutely amazing collection of songs. you can pick it up for 9 bucks on his bandcamp page. cannot recommend it enough.

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strand of oaks “alex chilton”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, December 6th, 2014

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thanks to phila taper!

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centro-matic “after all this time” – new song

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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well, the end is near, dear people. good night, good luck and godspeed my friends, centro-matic, one of the greatest bands to ever grace this planet. if youre lucky to see them on their farewell tour, i am jealous, but i dont need to hear about it, cause im a dick.

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mogwai “teenage excorcists” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

off their upcoming ep music industry 3 fitness industry 1, and apparently you can stream it via pitchfork but i dont every link to said site so hit up the mogwai site to take you there. (963)

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bonnie ‘prince’ billy “new black rich” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

shit, i didnt even know he had a new record out, but alas he does! its called singer’s grave a sea of tongues and out on drag city. (1749)

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hail mary mallon – bestiary (album stream)

Posted by gregor on Friday, November 7th, 2014

i dont listen to too much new hip hop, but when i do aesop rock usually has a hand in it, somehow. hail mary mallon is aesop and rob sonic and dj big wiz. this record is hot as fuck! prob the best hip hop record ive heard well probably since the last aesop record. i would be lying if i didnt find myself zoning out to watching whoever play donkey kong. check rhymesayers for all the details.

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superchunk “come pick me up” – ryan adams cover

Posted by gregor on Friday, November 7th, 2014

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this is off the bloodshot compilation, while no one was looking, a 20 year retrospect of bloodshot records. its out on the 17th, pick it up at your finest local shops or amazon

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fire mountain “doing fine”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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i know it may seem like everything i “write” about is awesome, its only cause it is. i dont waste my time with crap, its been this way for 9 years, and hopefully will be continuing that tradition for at least a few more years to come. anyway, again, way late to the party on mentioning this record, but fire mountain’s debut, all dies down, has been one of my go to records for the past 4/5 months. its a southern record that isnt…. sure its got its roots in the south, but it is borderless. its just a damn fine rock record. i mean, cmon i hear a xylophone, i think, how many southern rock records can you hear said instrument? one thing i love about this record, is that it is not pigeon holed into one constraint of a certain genre, and i hope they continue to “really explore the studio space” – google it. how about this, fire mountain, you make all dies down, then you make a double record. i think you have it in you! definitely a band i have huge hopes for.

buy all dies down via bandcamp, follow them on the twitter and “like” them on the facebook

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