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[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 847 views]
Top 10 Finnish Songs of the Year 2014

Another day, another pointless list. This time I give you my favourite Finnish songs of the year 2014. This was a tough one to make and it really hurts to leave out many of my favourite bands. Thankfully most of them will appear on the forthcoming Finnish albums of the year list.
10. Swaying Wires – Some Blue Sky
First we have Swaying Wires and the title …

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[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 725 views]
Top 10 Songs of the Year 2014 – International Edition

It’s time to get this listing party started. I don’t think anyone actually cares, but I still love making these. Let’s start with my favourite songs of the year. I didn’t spend ages on this one, because that album of the year list is going to take a huge amount time. The top three are obvious and I kind of agreed on them (with myself) …

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 257 views]
While No One Was Looking – Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records

One more thing to do before those year-end lists. It’s time to celebrate 20 years of Bloodshot Records. They have given us a huge amount of wonderful music during their existence and they are still one of the finest labels out there. While No One Was Looking – Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records is a new compilation where 38 excellent artists cover classic songs …

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[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 400 views]
Red Jacket Mine, Paul Gonzenbach & Naïm Amor

I should start making those year-end lists, but I still have a few dozen 2014 releases that I haven’t featured at all. Some that even might appear on those lists. So I try to shortly go through some of them before writing those lists later in December.

Red Jacket Mine is a Seattle-based group that has been featured here a few times over the years. Their …

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 299 views]
The Perfectos – Songbirds & Wolves

Why aren’t The Perfectos the famous? I really love this stuff. I first got into The Perfectos through John Davey. He was a guest at Youngblood podcast and he chatted about The Perfectos with the host(s). Then they played this song:
Love is Blind by The Perfectos
Ok, that might not be the second coming of the Christ or anything like that, but it’s a damn wonderful …

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 338 views]
Guy Capecelatro III – Scatter the Remains

I can’t exactly remember how I found this album at Bandcamp a couple of weeks ago, but I’m extremely pleased that it happened. The music instantly won my heart over, I bought the download and this has been on heavy rotation ever since. I’m probably very late to this party, because it looks like Guy Capecelatro III has released a lot of music over the …

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[1 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 276 views]
Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound, Devil Box – Night Terrors

The wonderful Ninebullets blog/radio introduced Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound to me several months ago. I’ve only featured them on one playlist I did back then, so it’s about to write a couple of words about this magnificent record. Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound are from Cincinnati, Ohio and they deliver some extremely convincing americana heartbreakers. These songs will slowly burn a hole …

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[26 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 475 views]
The Burning Hell / My Name Is Mathias

I’ve had a huge hole in my pop music education. I haven’t really properly listened to The Burning Hell until now. That’s rather criminal especially if you consider the facts that a) I love Canadian music b) they played in my hometown Turku a year or two ago and I managed to miss them. Anyway, for the past two days I’ve been finally listening to …

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 514 views]
Hayward Williams – The Reef, John Statz new single + album kickstarter

I teamed up a couple of albums produced by the great Jeffrey Foucault on this little blog entry (and these guys are also all originally from Wisconsin if I’m not mistaken). First we have Hayward Williams from Milwaukee and his new full-length The Reef that just came out. I fell in love with Hayward’s song Cotton Bell many moons ago, but haven’t been the most …

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[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 326 views]
Heartjet – Friend (single)

Power pop is something very dear to me and therefore I’ve been folllowing the adventures of Finnish power pop band Heartjet from the beginning. I got some rather splendid news a week or two ago when the duo announced that they will be releasing their debut full-length next spring. This excellent first single Friend from the forthcoming album is already out and available on their …