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[29 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 3,687 views]
Review: Bahamas – Pink Strat

Bahamas: Pink Strat (Brushfire Records, 2011)
Bahamas is the moniker of Afie Jurvanen who is a Finnish-Canadian singer-songwriter from Toronto. I was obviously curious about the Finnish background and tried to find some information about it. Couldn’t find much, but if the internet contains the right information, Afie has a Finnish mother. Which is nice, but obviously this Finnish background thing is just an interesting side …

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[28 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,769 views]
10 years & 10 reasons: The Rollstons

The Rollstons: Doing Time (self-released cd-r, 2001)
As a typical indie kid, I have to go with the first demo. Not meaning it was all downhill after this and that they sold their soul or all that garbage. I pretty much love everything they’ve done. But Doing Time was the starting point and damn.. this little disc is still one of the loveliest lo-fi indie rock …

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[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,016 views]
Review: Shotgun Jimmie – Transistor Sister

Shotgun Jimmie: Transistor Sister (You’ve Changed Records, 2011)
I often praise only the 90’s power pop groups, but those indie rockers like Pavement, Sebadoh, Guided By Voices did some equally great things back then. Shotgun Jimmie from Canada and his new album Transistor Sister brings to mind some of those north american indie rock heroes from the 90’s. The album is filled with short, quirky and extremely …

International music, Video of the Day »

[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 1,324 views]
Video of the Day #68: John Paul Keith

Again it’s actually a song of the day, because there is no moving pictures. I’m battling with summer flu and spent the midsummer indoors. I’ve been trying to kick the fever out of my body by listening to John Paul Keith’s new album The Man That Time Forgot on Spotify. So far I haven’t really succeeded in that quest, but I’ve really enjoyed every moment …

Album of the Month, Featured, Headline, International music, Reviews »

[24 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,822 views]
Album of the Month: Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong

Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong (ATO, 2011)

Oh my. Time Spent In Los Angeles and If I Wanted Someone. That’s one hell of a way to start an album. Two songs that both easily qualify to the “hey, this must the best song ever” -category. At first, it almost seemed like those two songs are just too damn brilliant and the rest of the album just can’t …

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[23 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 1,894 views]
News: Burning Hearts, Epilä, Puskii! & Tolbiac


The new Burning Hearts EP Into The Wilderness was released on 21st of june by Shelflife Records. Listen to the excellent title track Into The Wilderness below.

Burning Hearts at Facebook
Epilä is currently working on their second album due out in the spring of 2012. The first outtake from the upcoming album Pakko tehdä väärin was released as a digital single on the 22nd of …

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[23 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 9,230 views]
Review: Hezekiah Jones – Have You Seen Our New Fort?

Hezekiah Jones: Have You Seen Our New Fort? (Yer Bird Records, 2011)

Lately I’ve been getting more and more addicted to Hezekiah Jones. It’s a Philly-based folk collective led by Raphael Cutrufello. Their latest album Have You Seen Our New Fort? came out a couple of months ago on one of the best labels there is Yer Bird Records. They don’t have the financial muscle to …

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[18 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 1,748 views]
Video of the Day #67: Chris Thile & Michael Daves

There’s been a roots evening going on in here, so I suppose it’s ok to have some traditional bluegrass as the video of the day. Nonesuch Records recently released Chris Thile & Michael Daves album Sleep With One Eye Open where Chris & Michael make their own versions of some bluegrass classics. Here’s one of them below. My Little Girl In Tennessee by Lester Flatt. …

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[17 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,858 views]
Marty The Random Guy & Devil Box

After writing that Patrick Sweany review I thought I make this a blues night here at onechord.net and quickly wrote about a couple of somewhat blues-related great artists that have gotten criminally little amount of love on this blog even though I really like both of them.

Marty The Random Guy is a blues/country/rock singer-songwriter from Turku and have played some great concerts …

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[17 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 15,367 views]
Review: Patrick Sweany – That Old Southern Drag

Patrick Sweany: That Old Southern Drag (Nine Mile Records, 2011)
I probably know more about underwater rugby than I know about blues music, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Patrick Sweany’s soulful blues rock is just damn brilliant.  That Old Southern Drag is Patrick’s fourth album. I haven’t heard the earlier ones. A couple of them were produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black …