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Album of the Month: Andy Shauf – The Party

I guess I need to make another quick post about the new Andy Shauf album The Party, because it has been standing on that album of the month slot for couple of months. This Canadian songwriter is just utterly brilliant. Actually if I did some sort of mid-year list for 2016, this would probably be on the first place. Well it’s either this or the …

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[31 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 26 views]
Album of the Month: Andy Shauf – The Party

I guess I need to make another quick post about the new Andy Shauf album The Party, because it has been standing on that album of the month slot for couple of months. This Canadian songwriter is just utterly brilliant. Actually if I did some sort of mid-year list for 2016, this would probably be on the first place. Well it’s either this or the …

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Claire Cronin – Came Down a Storm

I fell for Claire Cronin’s songs late last year when I heard her album Over and Through. Her new album Came Down a Storm is a collaboration with Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich. Together they’ve created a captivating collection of dark folk songs full of melancholic beauty. The spectrum is definitely wider thanks to John’s excellent production, but they aren’t trying to reinvent this. They are …

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Twain – LA / BMG (video)

I’ve red that there will be new Twain music coming up in the not-too-distant future. Oh well, I suppose even a day might feel like too distant in this case, because Twain aka Mt Davidson is so brilliant. While waiting for the new stuff, I recommend this incredibly lovely video that surfaced a year ago. I missed it back then and found it about a …

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[29 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 213 views]
Amy Lashley – Daredevils, Strugglers and Daydreamers

I’ve never met them, but Gibbs & Lashley family is still very dear to me. This is mostly because I’ve listened hours and hours of the greatest podcast of all times, Thanks For Giving a Damn with Otis Gibbs where Otis has also shared little snippets of his family life. Often with Frankie the cat purring on his lap. They just seem like a really …

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[28 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 411 views]
Modern Mal – Wild Heart (single / video)

Modern Mal released the first single Wild Heart from their forthcoming album The Misanthrope Family Album. This new single sounds mighty good to me and I’m really looking forward to the album. I’ve enjoyed everything Rachel Brooke has released over the years and I’m aware that her partner in crime, life and Modern Mal, Brooks Robbins, has written some great songs for her. I haven’t …

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[26 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 284 views]
Adeline Hotel – It’s Alright, Just The Same

Adeline Hotel aka Dan Knishkowy has been on my radar for a while and I’ve been pretty close to featuring his earlier releases, but in the end I haven’t. Until now that is, because I’m very fond of his new Will Stratton produced album It’s Alright, Just The Same.
Adeline Hotel takes influence from artists like Bert Jansch, Wilco and The Weather Station and on one …

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Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life

This is a big deal. New Courtney Marie Andrews album Honest Life is coming out August 19th on Mama Bird Recording Co. The UK/Europe release on Loose Music isn’t happening until January 2017, which is very unfortunate, but as they say, good things come to those who wait. Well in this case, absolutely wonderful things.
Her Leuven Letters was the EP of the year here …

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Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters – Midwest Heart / Southern Blues

I had some credit left and picked up downloads of bunch of 2016 albums that I had missed early in the year. Midwest Heart / Southern Blues by Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters was one of them and this turned out to be a damn good album. Magnificent gritty americana and southern rock’n’roll. Perhaps I’ve heard something similar several times in the past, but I …

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[25 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 301 views]
Chris Staples – Golden Age

New Chris Staples album Golden Age will be released by Barsuk Records on August 19th. This first single Relatively Permanent is one of my favourite songs in the world at the moment and therefore I have very high hopes for the new album. Strange how someone can quietly hum a two-minute long tune and instantly it feels memorable and captivating. I can’t wait to hear …

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[23 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 405 views]
BJ Barham – Rockingham

Today was also the UK release date of the BJ Barham’s (American Aquarium) solo album. Rockingham is now out and available on At The Helm Records. BJ is a mighty good songwriter from Raleigh, North Carolina and I need to grab a copy of this solo sometime soon, because I’m sure this is a magnificent album. This new song Unfortunate Kind is wonderful and would …

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China – Pool of Tears

Some rather brilliant news waited on my mailbox when I arrived home after a 12-hour work shift. There was a notification that China has released a new album called Pool of Tears. I was very much into their earlier EPs, so I instantly bought a digital copy and this is what I’ve been listening to it all evening long. It might be too early for …

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[9 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 954 views]
Margaret Glaspy – You and I (video)

One more for tonight and then it’s time to go to bed. Margaret Glaspy’s album Emotions and Math is out now on ATO Records. I’ve had it on steady rotation and I find it really good. Well for the most parts anyway. I really struggle with the second track Situation. However, Margaret loves Pinkerton, so that is such a big mark on the plus column …