strand of oaks “shut in”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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“i lose my faith in people, why even take the time? youve got your problems, i’ve got mine.” for the last 4/5 years, i honestly dont even know how many years its been, but timothy showalter has been one of my favorite artists for a good amount of time now. the first time i heard “end in flames” off his strand of oaks debut leave ruin i knew this guy and his music would play a huge part in my life. every record, leave ruin, pope killdragon and dark shores, i believe ended up in my top 5/10 of the year. timothy’s new record heal is due on dead oceans on 6.24. i was hoping to have the record in my mitts, by now, but sadly tis not the case. even after 9 years of music “blogging” i still cant get on some labels distribution lists. oh well, not too bitter. i kid, i kid, kind of. no doubt this will be one of my favorite records of the year.

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ranger “the ends of the earth”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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photo: andrew mckellar a_m_

ranger is the musical output for stephanie kincheloe. i really dig her and this song, that is all.

find ranger on facebook

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braid “bang”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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oh well, well, well.. new braid record you dont say? man i loved these guys so much back in my 20’s. lets hope the love remains intact. their new record no coast is due out on 7.8 on topshelf records.

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sturgill simpson “turtles all the way down” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

so, gonna be completely honest, i just started listening to sturgill simpsons’ metamodern sounds in country music, today, but its already one of my favorites of the year. about half way through it, there was a point where i pictured myself in my family’s old dodge van listening to merle haggard. when a record can transport you to another place and time, that truly is an unbelievable feeling. there are records that are growers, then there are those records, like this one, that hit you immediately. its absolutely a country record, but dont let that scare you at all. although, im guessing if you frequent this site, thats not going to be a problem. still this is some fan-fucking-tastic stuff. i know ill be talking more about this throughout the year. so get prepared… my buddy eric over at bucket full of nails has a nice review of the record.

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hiss golden messenger “brother, do you know the road”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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last year’s mc taylor and hiss golden messenger’s haw was really my find of the year, it was in my top 5 records of the year, and if i had to do it again, i would probably rank it higher. although, at number 3, thats probably a bout right. either way, the record is truly brilliant, i still listen to the hell out of it. well, he’s got a new tune out called “brother, do you know the road,” which was premiered earlier today on uncut. its not technically a new tune as he plays it often, live, but this first time actually being recorded. he’s got a new one coming out in september, i believe, on merge. you can buy it on itunes or listen to it on spotify. he’s touring overseas so make sure you check out his facebook page for dates and whatnot.

EDIT: the embed wasnt working earlier, now it is. yay merge!

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chris hadfield “space oddity” via the international space station

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

i had heard about this, but like everything in my life, i put it off. well, apparently retired canadian astronaut, chris hadfield, only had permission from the bowie camp to use the video for one year. he and his son worked on this, btw. sadly, that one year was up, i believe, yesterday. of course people started re-uploading the video, and well here we are. if you havent seen it, i cant recommend it enough. surprisingly has a good voice, and of course the stache! (733)

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kitchen songs: joey kneiser and kelly smith “funeral flowers”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

this is one of my favorite songs from past 5 years or so, and can be found on his most excellent record the all-night bedroom revival. you can download said record, and why wouldnt you, for free via the glossary site. (611)

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just the facts: landlady “dying day”

Posted by gregor on Monday, May 12th, 2014

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off upright behavior due out 7.15 via hometapes
landlady bandcamp / facebook / twitter

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it came from the youtubes! kexp edition, including afghan whigs, throwing muses, etc…

Posted by gregor on Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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help american aquarium make “wolves” and live at lincoln theatre, 8.25.12

Posted by gregor on Friday, May 9th, 2014

so good friends of captains dead, well me, american aquarium are going into the studio in june to record their next record “wolves.” they have a bunch of awesome perks, including spending a weekend out on the road with em. you guys probably already know that i think they’re one of the best bands on the planet, and they’re just awesome human beings, so theres that. click here, help em out and feel good about yourself.

here is the record release party show for my favorite record of 2012, burn.flicker.die, at the lincoln theatre in raleigh on 8.25.12. thanks to dale glenn for the recording and if you want the flac version of this clicky here.

1. cape fear river
2. abe lincoln
3. katherine belle
4. tennessee
5. i aint going to the bar tonight
6. saturday nights
7. st marys
8. harmless sparks
9. jacksonville
10. louisiana beauty queen
11. good fight
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