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[28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 185 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 | 251 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 | 463 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 | 349 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 | 343 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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[1 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 2,234 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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[29 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,012 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 | 1,208 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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[20 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,514 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 | 1,112 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 …