[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 301 views]
Otis Gibbs – Souvenirs Of a Misspent Youth (+ Thanks For Giving a Damn)

Even though I don’t know the man personally, it feels like Otis Gibbs is a dear friend of mine. Actually it feels like his whole family (pets included of course) are friends of mine. The reason for this one-sided friendship and affection is of course his brilliant Thanks for Giving a Damn podcast where he chats with wonderful singer-songwriters, musicians etc and tells little stories …

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[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 193 views]
The Wicked Whispers & Stephen Steinbrink

The Wicked Whispers is a band that I’ve liked from the start and have been following them in here since the debut EP. This Liverpool-based group do this psychedelic pop thing rather brilliantly. They are finally ready to release to their debut album Maps Of The Mystic. It will come out on Electone Records on September 22nd. You can pre-order the album from the label’s …

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[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 301 views]
Otis Gibbs – Souvenirs Of a Misspent Youth (+ Thanks For Giving a Damn)

Even though I don’t know the man personally, it feels like Otis Gibbs is a dear friend of mine. Actually it feels like his whole family (pets included of course) are friends of mine. The reason for this one-sided friendship and affection is of course his brilliant Thanks for Giving a Damn podcast where he chats with wonderful singer-songwriters, musicians etc and tells little stories …

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[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 261 views]
Michael Claytor – My Trespasses

I’ve been waiting for this one for quite a while. Well ever since I first heard Michael Claytor and Sam Moss singing Hairpins several years ago. Something like 2011 or thereabouts. That little youtube video is something that I always return to time and time again. This folk singer-songwriter from Gainesville, Florida won my heart that easily. Therefore I youtube search the name Michael Claytor …

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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 468 views]
Frontier Ruckus – Sad Modernity

Yeah yeah yeah! There’s a new Frontier Ruckus single out there. It’s called Sad Modernity and it obviously sounds fantastic. Frontier Ruckus took the album of the year award here at onechord.net last year with their amazing double-album Eternity Of Dimming. Therefore I better not start compiling this year’s list until the new Frontier Ruckus album Sitcom Afterlife hits the record stores and my heart …

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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 356 views]
Rob Snarski – Wounded Bird & NQ Arbuckle – The Future Happens Anyway

Australian The Blackeyed Susans is a band that I love wholeheartedly. They actually have a lot of Finnish fans and listeners thanks to Miettinen and the finest radio show ever, Räkärodeo. “Big in Finland” might be pushing it, because probably only Räkärodeo listeners really know them at all. Nevertheless, there are plenty of people in here who adore The Blackeyed Susans. I’m definitely one of …

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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 352 views]
Ryan Tanner, Jay William Henderson & The Souvenirs

Oh dear. It’s been well over a month since the last update. Even though I knew that the world cup, summer and the day job will keep me otherwise engaged, it was never my intention to neglect the blog for a whole month. I think should never give myself a break, because somehow it gets harder and harder to start again. I should just maintain …

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[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,263 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 | 968 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 | 2,256 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 | 1,671 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 | 1,020 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 | 1,226 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 …