[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 142 views]
Richard Allen – In the Front Room & James Frost – Nameless

I don’t really know anything about Richard Allen. I just saw the cover art of his record In The Front Room on Bandcamp’s new arrivals and it just kind of looked like one that I might like, so I decided to hit the play button. It was a rather splendid decision, because I was hooked in a few seconds when Richard Allen started playing and …

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[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 117 views]
M. Lockwood Porter – 27 & John Moreland’s Pledge campaign

M. Lockwood Porter is a songwriter from Berkeley, CA (originally from Oklahoma). His second album 27 has been out since mid-October and I’ve had it on heavy rotation ever since. There’s definitely some versatility here that I like a lot. 27 contains achingly beautiful americana songs, impressive 70s influenced folk rock tunes, damn enjoyable replacement rockers and so on and pretty much everything works. …

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[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 142 views]
Richard Allen – In the Front Room & James Frost – Nameless

I don’t really know anything about Richard Allen. I just saw the cover art of his record In The Front Room on Bandcamp’s new arrivals and it just kind of looked like one that I might like, so I decided to hit the play button. It was a rather splendid decision, because I was hooked in a few seconds when Richard Allen started playing and …

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[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 360 views]
Album of the Month: Frontier Ruckus – Sitcom Afterlife

Michigan’s Frontier Ruckus is pretty much the best band in the world right now. I joined the party rather late maybe a couple of years ago and when the previous album Eternity of Dimming came out in early 2013, they completely won my heart over. I kept on listening to that wonderful thing throughout the year and it was clearly my favourite album of that …

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[9 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 471 views]
Small Houses – New single Staggers and Rise and album pre-order

Small Houses announced new album a couple of days ago, set up a pre-order page and released the first single from the forthcoming album. This was by far the biggest and most exciting news of the week on the One Chord to Another scale, because Small Houses aka Jeremy Quentin is one of my favourite singer-songwriters these days. The album titled Still Talk; Second City …

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[5 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 354 views]
North Atlantic Explorers – My Father Was A Sailor

Ambitious sea-themed concept album with a horn section and a big choir. I was almost 100% sure that I wasn’t going to like this one, because I usually prefer simple three minute pop songs about the girl you either have, have lost or are only dreaming about. Thankfully I listened to Vancouver’s North Atlantic Explorers before making final judgement, because it turned out that I …

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[5 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 331 views]
Flavour of the Month 7.11.2014: Koria Kitten Riot, Dandy Lion Tamer

New month and new Flavour of the Month. This friday at Pikku-Torre, Turku. Koria Kitten Riot and Dandy Lion Tamer will share the stage. See you there. More info below for the lucky ones who can master the beautiful Finnish language.

Rich Men Poor Men Good Men by Koria Kitten Riot

Flavour of the Monthin marraskuun pääesiintyjänä kuullaan ja nähdään jo aiemminkin FOTM:issa vieraillutta Koria Kitten …

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[2 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 413 views]
Ryan Boldt – Broadside Ballads & Elephant Micah – Where in Our Woods

Canadian Ryan Boldt is about to release a solo album Broadside Ballads in late November. I’m thrilled to hear this one, because Ryan Boldt is the front man of one of my favourite groups, The Deep Dark Woods. I still count The Place I Left Behind by The Deep Dark Woods as my favourite international album of this current decade. That’s one amazing folk rock …

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 521 views]
Daniel Markham – Pretty Bitchin’

Daniel Markham from Denton, TX released his new album Pretty Bitchin’ yesterday 31.10.2014 and I instantly fell in love with it. Damn it feels good to be so ridiculously excited about a new album. It’s early days, but I think this is going to be an album of the year contender here at onechord.net. I have a bit of flu at the moment and playing …

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[29 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 398 views]
Album of the Month: Cale Tyson – Cheater’s Wine EP

I haven’t selected album of the month since July I think, but I think it’s time because I seriously fell in love with Cale Tyson’s Cheater’s Wine. Actually Cheater’s Wine is an EP, but this is my blog and I can make up the rules as I go along. This is such a damn perfect slice of classic country music. Things are actually looking pretty …

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 403 views]
Caleb Stine – Maybe God Is Lonely Too

I became a fan of singer-songwriter Caleb Stine when I heard his fifth album I Wasn’t Built For A Life Like This a couple of years ago. His sixth album Maybe God Is Lonely Too saw the light of the day in April, 2014. It was pretty difficult to find a copy of this peaceful and beautiful folk album. Actually I didn’t find one …

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 362 views]
Video of the Day #153: Lac Belot

Just a quick video post today. I’ve been praising Lac Belot’s debut EP a few times already, but that doesn’t stop me from doing it one more time. There’s a good reason too, because now there’s a music video as well. It’s been out since early October, so it’s about time to post it to the blog as well. This is Lac Belot aka Jarno …

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[28 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,006 views]
The Taste – Sea Legs EP & Sloan – Commonwealth

Some fabulous pop music this time around. Lately I’ve been really enjoying the new The Taste EP called Sea Legs. They are a Toronto-based pop group and the new EP came out last summer on Reel Cod Records (cassette or digital). I just got a digital copy last week and this has been my a big part of my soundtrack for the day job at …