[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 889 views]
TIAM Special: Caleb Caudle, Fire Mountain, Kent Goolsby

This Is American Music is one of my favourite labels. These are the latest gems from their treasure vault of great current American music.

Caleb Caudle’s new album Paint Another Layer on My Heart will be coming out in late June 2014 on This Is American Music. Therefore I haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but the expectations are extremely high after hearing the first outtake …

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[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 889 views]
TIAM Special: Caleb Caudle, Fire Mountain, Kent Goolsby

This Is American Music is one of my favourite labels. These are the latest gems from their treasure vault of great current American music.

Caleb Caudle’s new album Paint Another Layer on My Heart will be coming out in late June 2014 on This Is American Music. Therefore I haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but the expectations are extremely high after hearing the first outtake …

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[2 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 760 views]
Video of the Day #149: My Bubba

I haven’t been the most dedicated follower, but I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for My Bubba since I found this Nordic duo a few years ago (I think they were called My Bubba and Mi back then). My is Swedish, Bubba is Icelandic and together they write delicate folk songs and sing them in beautiful harmony. They just released a new album …

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[1 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,290 views]
Hallelujah The Hills – Have You Ever Done Something Evil?

Greg who runs the blog called Captains Dead is one of the few bloggers whose taste I trust almost as much as my own. Of course I don’t like everything he recommends, but you can be 100% sure that if he is recommending something that I don’t already know, I’m definitely going to check it out and see if I like it myself. What does …

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[1 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,260 views]
Swaying Wires, Co-Pilgrim, I Am Oak

Some Blue Sky by Swaying Wires was on heavy rotation a few months ago, but a re-visit is in order, because yesterday I finally bought a physical copy of the record from the local record store. This wonderful thing has certainly hold its charm and still sounds hauntingly beautiful. Swaying Wires is a local Turku-based alternative folk band whose debut album came out on UK-label …

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[29 May 2014 | One Comment | 769 views]
Turner Cody, Zoe Muth, Sturgill Simpson

My soundtrack for today has been Last of The Big Time Spenders by Turner Cody. I have a couple of his older records, so I was well aware that Turner Cody is a pretty great New York-based singer-songwriter. This 2013 album had managed to fly under my radar until I somehow stumbled on it at Bandcamp today. After a couple spins, the mouse I was …

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[29 May 2014 | No Comment | 878 views]
Common Tones – Shine

I wasn’t aware that Common Tones was still alive. I just assumed that the members were focusing on their other musical adventures (Klasu, Koria Kitten Riot etc). However, a few days ago I got an email that told me that they’ve released a new single called Shine and a full-lenght album will follow later in 2014. I was able to listen to that forthcoming album …

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[28 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,024 views]
The Zebras, The Explorers Club, Is This Really Me

The Zebras is a band that I really like. Their album Worry a Lot is a little indie pop masterpiece in my books. That beautiful thing came out in 2007 and equally magnificent EP New Ways Of Risking Our Lives followed a year later. After that it has been awfully quiet but thankfully these Australian indie pop heroes are now back and are ready to …

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[20 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,201 views]
Joseph Huber, Ryley Walker, The Olympic Symphonium

I’ve followed Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Joseph Huber since the last The .357 String Band album. His magnificent song The Days Engrave was the highlight of that album. I never got totally into his solo debut, but I really enjoyed his second solo album Tongues Of Fire back in 2012. Joseph Huber just released his third solo album. The new album is called The Hanging Road and …

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[19 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,361 views]
Album of the Month: Gim Kordon – Ei ole helppoo

I’ve been mostly exhausted for a month, because the day job has been a bit of a nightmare. Therefore I haven’t even selected a new album of the month until now. But of course I knew it all along that it was going to be this debut album Ei ole helppoo by Gim Kordon. Heck, this thing pretty much kept my body running and mind …

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[19 May 2014 | No Comment | 869 views]
Marine Dreams – Lemon Tree

One of my favourite Canadian labels You’ve Changed Records (home of Daniel Romano, Marine Dreams, The Weather Station, Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle..) announced last week that a new Marine Dreams album Lemon Tree will hit our hearts on the 22nd of May. This is big news for me, because I absolute loved the previous album Corner Of The Eye. I spent hours and hours listening …

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[18 May 2014 | No Comment | 804 views]
The Lieblings, David Myhr, The JAC

Hey it’s finally hot out there. So we need a summer single. Finnish pop group The Lieblings can take care of this small matter. They are currently working on new material and released a brand new single Big Girls (Of Summer) a week or two ago. Sounds mighty good as always. Big Girls (Of Summer) goes like this.

The Lieblings Website

Swedish master of melodic pop music …

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[18 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,244 views]
The Pearlfishers, Randolph’s Leap, Lenzie Moss

Still playing the catch up game. This time I’m looking at Scotland. I’ve had a soft spot for Scottish pop music ever since I heard Grand Prix for the first time. Here are some fairly new Scottish pop treasures.

The legendary or at least should-be legendary The Pearlfishers return to this ball game with a new album Open Up Your Colouring Book. It is so great …