roger lion “a dead man’s song” – new joe pernice band


not sure how i feel about this? joe hooked up with budo who is apparently a musician and producer from seattle, who is signed to rhymesayers, and they formed a band called roger lion. the record is due out 9.18 via team love records.

jason isbell “24 frames” – lyric video

top of the day. if you havent pre-ordered jason’s most excellent new record, something more than free, clicky here to do so. the video was directed by joey kneiser of glossary and also features a young bingham barnes also of glossary. btw, if you have never listened to glossary, which shame on you if you havent, you can still download the better angels of our nature, joey’s solo record as well as kelly’s, all for free. do it!

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elliott smith, 1.31.03 live at henry fonda theater


top of the afternoon. hope you all are having just a lovely day, i know i sure am. just like the headline says, this here is elliott smith playing a show in los angeles. thanks to derek for uploading this show and if you’re into flac and stuff, you can grab it here.

1. king’s crossing
2. memory lane
3. happiness
4. no confidence man
5. a passing feeling
6. i figured you out
7. a fond farewell
8. strung out again
9. somebody’s baby
10. coming up roses
11. a distorted reality is now a necessity to be free
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josh rouse “some days im golden all night”


many moons ago, josh rouse was an artist i was hugely excited about. i loved his first 4 records, mostly, although dressed up like nebraska and 1972 were my favorites, then something happened. he moved to spain, and i subsequently stopped caring. its been many years, and maybe i would like those records now, but at the time, hated em. he’s got a new record out entitled the embers of times, i must say, its everything i loved about josh over those first 4 records. i would even go out on a limb and say its probably his best record since his debut, dressed up like nebraska. definitely at least a top 20 record for 2015.

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big rock candy mountain “sister sun”

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the last time i “wrote” about new orleans’ big rock candy mountain, they were loud and louder. at least thats what i remember, but my old age is making my memory fuzzy. they have a new record out entitled brother moon, their first fist full length. yeah their still loud, but seem to taking cues from some more melodic garage rock bands. i definitely dig the road they’re traveling. hopefully hear more from them, more frequently, in the near future.

buy brother moon via their bandcamp page

the minders “it’s going to break out”


the long story, short. the minders are from portland, they’re touring with neutral milk hotel, the have a kickstarter going on right now for their new record, into the river – their first in 13 years, they’re kind of part of the elephant 6 collective, etc… the minders on facebook

destroyer “dream lover”


holy springsteen, dan bejar! i, admittedly, have not dug too much of bejar’s work since the first destroyer record, which is like one of the best bowie records bowie never released, and is still one of my favorites to this day. i love the thought of his work, but in reality we dont alway connect. its ok though, these things happen. this song, though, off his upcoming destroyer record poison season, which is due out on 8.28. this song makes me very excited about this record. you can read more about it via consequence of sound, here.

the mountain goats “the legend of chavo guerrero” – video

ive been a mountain goats fan for as long as i can remember, which is saying a long time. their new record, beat the champ, is one of my absolute favorite records of the year. i know they/him can be a bit hard to swallow, but give it a chance why dont ya? what else you have going on? if youre anything like me, not much.

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this happens to be my favorite song off the record…

hop along “powerful man”


just happened to be on the facebooks the other day, and legendary producer producer/engineer/etc john agnello posted a link to story about hop along. the lead to the story was something about hop along’s lead singer, frances quinlan, having the best voice in music. im here to tell ya that i have not been so in awe and blown away by voice in many many years. here’s the thing that kinda pisses me off, she’s been doing this for ten years and i am now just hearing about her? better late than never, i suppose, but doesnt make the not knowing any easier to swallow. yeah she’s great, but the rest of hop along are no fucking slouches. everything about painted shut, from the lyrics, to frances’ voice, to the music is to put it plainly fucking awesome. i cannot get enough of this record, there is not one song on painted shut that doesnt kick all kinds of ass. as it stands right now, this is definitely my favorite record of the year. my favorite song off the record is “texas funeral” which you can find right down there.

buy painted shut via their bandcamp page or where you usually buy your records

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loudness war “the bum named stan”

photo by collin richie

hailing from baton rouge are loudness war and they are putting out a new record entitled extraterrestrial hangover – due out on 5.26. its being put out by lagniappe records which is my new favorite record store, but also, and obviously, a label. i have not heard the record, but this song kicks all kinds of ass. i think you kids are gonna dig em. read more about em here an article written by matthew sigur of the great local band, the widowers. oh, theres a release party on may 30 at lagniappe at 8 pm. so if youre in the area, should be pretty cool

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