[12 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 758 views]
Michael McDonald – The Last Day

This is a welcome surprise and also a major news event on the One Chord to Another scale. Ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a new Michael McDonald album The Last Day ready, willing and able to charm us with its gentle beauty. And no, this is not that Michael McDonald. This is even better than that. This is the originally North Carolinian master of …

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[12 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 676 views]
Birger Olsen – The Lights Just Buzz

One more for tonight. Mama Bird Recording Co from Portland, Oregon is about to release a new album later in June and well we love Mama Bird here at the onechord.net headquarters so this is always a matter of great significance. They don’t release that many albums, but when they do release an album, you can count on it to be an awesome handpicked treasure. …

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[12 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 655 views]
Arliss Nancy – Greater Divides

Then something a little bit different. The new and excellent Arliss Nancy album Greater Divides might not be a complete match with my music taste, but it’s not far off either. Every now and then I sure can use a bit of rock’n’roll that falls close to the same ball park as things like The Replacements, Gaslight Anthem, Two Cow Garage, Damn Seagulls etc. In …

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[12 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 758 views]
Michael McDonald – The Last Day

This is a welcome surprise and also a major news event on the One Chord to Another scale. Ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a new Michael McDonald album The Last Day ready, willing and able to charm us with its gentle beauty. And no, this is not that Michael McDonald. This is even better than that. This is the originally North Carolinian master of …

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[5 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 860 views]
PURSES – Obsess Much

The release of the PURSES album went without a mention in late April, because I was a little bit sick at the time. Actually Obsess Much by PURSES was the only proper medication I had for this severe case of man flu and eventually it did the trick and kicked the flu out of my system and replaced it with a high dose of marvellous …

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[5 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 1,047 views]
Matt Paxton – Let Me Rock N’ Roll Tonight

Canadian songwriter Matt Paxton might not be a household name (not yet anyway), but we love him here at the onechord.net headquarters. I’ve been eagerly waiting this new Aaron Goldstein produced material for a year or two and therefore this is major news for me. The new 5-song Matt Paxton release Let Me Rock N’ Roll Tonight came out on 3rd of June on the …

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[5 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 1,097 views]
Ethan Crump – Hellfire and Amazing Grace

It’s well past 3am, but there’s enough time for one more tonight. It’s Ethan Crump from Hartwell, GA and his debut EP Hellfire and Amazing Grace that also came out last Friday 3rd of June. I don’t know too much about this 19-year old folk/country singer-songwriter, but the kid is definitely very talented. I like each and every song on this 5 song EP, but …

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[5 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 963 views]
Suomen Zorro – Muistan sinut Maria

Yesterday also brought us a great Finnish album. Sound of Finland released the new Suomen Zorro album Muistan sinut Maria. This is a big deal for me, because I hold Suomen Zorro and their songwriter Petri Vähäsarja in very high regard. Muistan sinut Maria is a success and further proof of their talent. I was a little bit worried that the label might try to …

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[5 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 885 views]
Kalispell – Printer’s Son

Kalispell’s wonderful album Printer’s Son came out yesterday on Cartouche Records. I’ve loved this record for about a year now, because I took part in the Kickstarter project. However, the bond I’ve created with this beautiful recording isn’t showing any signs of weakening and Printer’s Son is something that I still listen to on a regular basis. The man behind Kalispell is Shane Leonard, a …

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[25 May 2016 | One Comment | 1,386 views]
Brian Wright – Cafe Rooster Sessions Vol 1.

Brian Wright’s latest release (and a couple of older ones) Café Rooster Sessions Vol 1 is name-your-price deal over at Bandcamp. I’m not sure will the songs appear later in other shape or form, but I think they are gorgeous as they are. So it was a good decision to throw a few bucks in the jar and put these into the iPod. Brian Wright …

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[25 May 2016 | No Comment | 1,259 views]
Mikko Joensuu – Amen 1

I never really got totally into Joensuu 1685. My loss I would assume, because a lot of folks whose taste I trust really loved them. I probably figure it all out in a few years and start shouting their name from the rooftops decade too late. It wouldn’t be the first time.
Moving on to 2016 and it’s time for Mikko Joensuu’s solo debut and first …

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[25 May 2016 | No Comment | 869 views]
Koria Kitten Riot – The Laughing Man (single)

Hey there’s a new Koria Kitten Riot song out there and it’s mighty. Where’s the parade? I want to join the party. The single The Laughing Man is the first outtake from the forthcoming Koria Kitten Riot album due out later in 2016 on their new label VILD. Hear the song below and then set up a camp outside the record store and wait for …

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[25 May 2016 | No Comment | 903 views]
Album of the Month – Daniel Markham – Disintegrator

Daniel Markham’s new album Disintegrator has been sitting on that Album of the Month slot for so long that it’s probably already time to choose the next one, which will probably The Party by Andy Shauf. First I need to praise this one a little bit. Disintegrator has been on heavy rotation for the past month and it’s among the finest releases of the year …