[20 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 319 views]
Chris Staples – Golden Age

Chris Staples has been on heavy rotation here lately. A month ago I fell in love with the first outtake Relatively Permanent from his new album Golden Age. That little tune is still one of my favourite songs of the year and I also bought the download of the earlier album, which turned out to be brilliant. The new album came out yesterday 19th of …

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[20 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 319 views]
Chris Staples – Golden Age

Chris Staples has been on heavy rotation here lately. A month ago I fell in love with the first outtake Relatively Permanent from his new album Golden Age. That little tune is still one of my favourite songs of the year and I also bought the download of the earlier album, which turned out to be brilliant. The new album came out yesterday 19th of …

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[20 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 393 views]
Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

I’m still way behind with these blog writings. Here’s an album that I’ve been enjoying all summer long. It’s the new and excellent Big Shoals album Hard Lessons. Big Shoals are from Gainesville, Florida and have created a pretty convincing americana album. Some of it is highly entertaining and some of it is very moving. Here’s an example from both categories. Union Son and You …

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[18 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 387 views]
Austin Lucas – Wrong Side of the Dream (video)

I wrote about the greatness of the new Austin Lucas album a few days ago. A revisit is already in order, because a new music video just surfaced. This is for one of the best songs on the album, Wrong Side of the Dream that features Lydia Loveless on co-vocals. This is also a co-write with another great songwriter Jodi James. The album Between the …

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Turner Cody – Hiding in Plain Sight

Turner Cody is a New York-based songwriter and he just released a new album Hiding in Plain Sight. During the recent years, I’ve been very fond of the Turner Cody songbook. Especially his last two albums The Last of the Big Time Spenders and Plans and Schemes have spent a lot of time in my head and heart. The song I Know How I Feel …

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[16 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 649 views]
Tuomo & Markus – Dead Circles

Finnish soul wizard Tuomo Prättälä and americana/folk singer-songwriter Markus Nordenstreng joined forces, headed to Tuczon, Arizona and made an album with people like John Stirratt, John Convertino, Joey Burns, Jakob Valenzuela, Pat Sansone, and Gary Louris. That’s quite an all-star cast and I’m sorry for entering into this dreadful namedropping state. This namedropping of people I admire is making even me exhausted, but thankfully I …

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Lydia Loveless – Longer (video)

New Lydia Loveless album Real is coming out on Bloodshot Records on 19th of August. If you can’t wait few days for it, the album premiere is up at npr.org. Here’s the music video for the excellent first single Longer.

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Zachary Lucky – Everywhere A Man Can Be (pre-order)

Canadian singer-songwriter Zachary Lucky is getting ready to release his next full-length album Everywhere A Man Can Be. This album that was produced by Aaron Goldstein will come out October 7th on Wroxton Recordings. There’s currently a pledge campaign going on to support the release. So click this link, in case you want to pre-order a copy of this (most likely) great album. There’s also …

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[15 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 580 views]
Mikko Joensuu – There Used To Be A Darkness (from Amen 2)

Amen 1 by Mikko Joensuu is my favourite Finnish album of the year so far. Second part of the trilogy Amen 2 is coming out in November on Svart Records. The first single There Used To Be A Darkness surfaced six days ago. I was a little bit wary during the early stages of the song, because the sound of Amen 1 is probably closer …

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[14 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 634 views]

I haven’t done a Spotify list in a long time, so I made one out of 2016 songs that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s by no means a definite best of the year list. I could easily come up with another 40 similarly important and there’s a bunch of stuff that isn’t on Spotify. This thing already kind of got out of hand, because …

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Austin Lucas – Between The Moon & The Midwest

I really should quit this blog, because I haven’t even managed to write about the new Austin Lucas album Between The Moon & The Midwest. I always end up in trouble with the albums that matter the most, because I want to write something better and more meaningful about them than just a quick little news entry. Then months fly by, because I can’t come …

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[14 Aug 2016 | One Comment | 405 views]
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears

The new Aaron Lee Tasjan song Little Movies premiered over at NPR earlier in the week and it has been my favourite song in the world since then. ALT has been damn good for a long time, but this is still on a whole another level. It’s also a bit different than what I was expecting. Heck, actually this one also fits quite nicely under …

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[13 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 435 views]
Vasas flora och fauna – Honda Monkey 7″

Vasas flora och fauna released a new seven inch single Honda Monkey a few weeks ago. I picked up my copy today from the 8raita record store, because I love Vasas flora och fauna and well I also had a Honda Monkey as a teenager. Albeit Suzuki PV probably was a cooler option back at Keuruu in the nineties, but I’ve never been the coolest …