[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 225 views]
Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions

This is something really special. The finest Finnish band perfectly captured on film. Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions was directed, shot and edited by Sami Pöyry (Monadi-filmi). Somewhere between a live session and a short film says the press release and that sums it up nicely. I did add the embed code below, but please do visit the vimeo link or hit full screen, because …

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[29 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 150 views]
Cowbell & The High Learys

I tried so hard not to say that this blog needs a little more cowbell. It looks like I failed miserably. Anyway, tonight I ended up listening to this new Cowbell album that is out now Damaged Goods. Or sometime soon at least. The label website says pre-order, but at least this Spotify thing seem to contain the whole Skeleton Soul album. Cowbell are Jack …

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[28 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 254 views]
Denver & The Slim City Pickers

The release of the new Denver album Rowdy love went by without a mention little over a month ago. Better take care of that now then. They are an excellent country band from Portland, Oregon and the new album was released by Mama Bird Recording Co on the 15th of July. This is the opening track Carry On.
Rowdy Love by DENVER
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This self-titled album by …

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 225 views]
Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions

This is something really special. The finest Finnish band perfectly captured on film. Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions was directed, shot and edited by Sami Pöyry (Monadi-filmi). Somewhere between a live session and a short film says the press release and that sums it up nicely. I did add the embed code below, but please do visit the vimeo link or hit full screen, because …

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 168 views]
The Fox, The Hunter And Hello Saferide

Another old favourite is back in this ball game. I’ve loved Swedish Hello Saferide since her lovely debut album came out back in 2005. I kind of thought that she had stopped making music, because it had been quiet for a few years. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised when a new single and music video surfaced a few weeks ago. I Was Jesus is …

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[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 163 views]
Video of the Day #150: The Wonderminers

The Wonderminers have some typewriter action for you. They recently released a lyric video for the song Green Fields. The song in an outtake from their magnificent These Fell Of The Shelf album that came out in January 2014. If you like what you see & hear, you can check out the whole album on their bandcamp page.

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[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 254 views]
Comet Gain, Anthony Atkinson & The Running Mates

Somewhat legendary british pop band Comet Gain was one of my favourites in the early 00s. Sneaky, Tigertown Pictures, Realistes and City Fallen Leaves were all excellent albums and I played them a lot around that time. Since 2005′s City Fallen Leaves I’ve lost track a bit, but 2014 seems like the right time to get back on the right path. There’s a new Comet …

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[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 261 views]
Spencer Burton, Christopher Denny, J. E. Sunde

I have never properly listened to Canadian indie rock band called Attack In Black. I think I probably should, because I seem to love everything the band members have done since then. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are well aware that I’m a huge fan of both Daniel Romano and Ian Kehoe (the man behind Marine Dreams). They both played …

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[20 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 419 views]
Lac Belot – Elizabeth EP

Something rather special came out today. A few weeks ago I received an email that introduced Lac Belot to me. I didn’t know Jarno Takkumäki (the man behind Lac Belot) beforehand, but I was hooked like five seconds after I had pushed the play button. The song in question was the title track Elizabeth from Lac Belot’s debut EP. Further studies showed that the whole …

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 514 views]
Freschard & Stanley Brinks

As previously mentioned, my biggest musical obsession this summer has been Freschard. Cheese and crackers anyone. I don’t even like Cheese and Crackers, but Freschard still makes me want to buy them anyway. So freakin’ addictive stuff. I have her albums Boom Biddy Boom and Shh… and I could listen to them all day long. I really love to walk around the town and just …

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 500 views]
Nathan K. – Methodist Girls

I’m still way behind and have a lot of good summer releases to go through. One of them is Methodist Girls by Nathan K. Nathan K is a folk singer-songwriter from Michigan and this new album came out a month ago. Methodist Girls has gotten a lot of air time on my iPod during the summer. It has been rather magnificent dreamy indie folk for …

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 580 views]
Nopat, Pöllöt & Satan’s Fingers

Some fantastic Finnish music for a change. Sometimes I forget that this is a Finnish pop site and not a fan site for fairly unknown North American folk singer-songwriters. These days it should be a bit of both.

First we have major news on the One Chord to Another scale. There’s a new Nopat album hitting the stores and our hearts in early September. This most …

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[3 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 817 views]
Bob Stanley: Yeah Yeah Yeah and Croydon Municipal

I have never been the biggest Saint Etienne fan. I do have the first three albums and I do like them. Especially the album So Tough and the song Hobart Paving. Still as a band, it has never been that important to me. However, Bob Stanley as a compiler, writer and a music fan has been very important to me personally. He certainly is one …