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[20 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 364 views]
Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

I’m still way behind with these blog writings. Here’s an album that I’ve been enjoying all summer long. It’s the new and excellent Big Shoals album Hard Lessons. Big Shoals are from Gainesville, Florida and have created a pretty convincing americana album. Some of it is highly entertaining and some of it is very moving. Here’s an example from both categories. Union Son and You …

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[18 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 362 views]
Austin Lucas – Wrong Side of the Dream (video)

I wrote about the greatness of the new Austin Lucas album a few days ago. A revisit is already in order, because a new music video just surfaced. This is for one of the best songs on the album, Wrong Side of the Dream that features Lydia Loveless on co-vocals. This is also a co-write with another great songwriter Jodi James. The album Between the …

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[18 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 519 views]
Turner Cody – Hiding in Plain Sight

Turner Cody is a New York-based songwriter and he just released a new album Hiding in Plain Sight. During the recent years, I’ve been very fond of the Turner Cody songbook. Especially his last two albums The Last of the Big Time Spenders and Plans and Schemes have spent a lot of time in my head and heart. The song I Know How I Feel …

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[16 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 414 views]
Lydia Loveless – Longer (video)

New Lydia Loveless album Real is coming out on Bloodshot Records on 19th of August. If you can’t wait few days for it, the album premiere is up at npr.org. Here’s the music video for the excellent first single Longer.

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[16 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 449 views]
Zachary Lucky – Everywhere A Man Can Be (pre-order)

Canadian singer-songwriter Zachary Lucky is getting ready to release his next full-length album Everywhere A Man Can Be. This album that was produced by Aaron Goldstein will come out October 7th on Wroxton Recordings. There’s currently a pledge campaign going on to support the release. So click this link, in case you want to pre-order a copy of this (most likely) great album. There’s also …

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[15 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 553 views]
Mikko Joensuu – There Used To Be A Darkness (from Amen 2)

Amen 1 by Mikko Joensuu is my favourite Finnish album of the year so far. Second part of the trilogy Amen 2 is coming out in November on Svart Records. The first single There Used To Be A Darkness surfaced six days ago. I was a little bit wary during the early stages of the song, because the sound of Amen 1 is probably closer …

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[14 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 663 views]
Austin Lucas – Between The Moon & The Midwest

I really should quit this blog, because I haven’t even managed to write about the new Austin Lucas album Between The Moon & The Midwest. I always end up in trouble with the albums that matter the most, because I want to write something better and more meaningful about them than just a quick little news entry. Then months fly by, because I can’t come …

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[13 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 431 views]
Vasas flora och fauna – Honda Monkey 7″

Vasas flora och fauna released a new seven inch single Honda Monkey a few weeks ago. I picked up my copy today from the 8raita record store, because I love Vasas flora och fauna and well I also had a Honda Monkey as a teenager. Albeit Suzuki PV probably was a cooler option back at Keuruu in the nineties, but I’ve never been the coolest …

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[13 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 958 views]
The Tyde – Darren 4

I didn’t see this coming. The Tyde will release a new album Darren 4 in September. It’s definitely great news. I just wasn’t expecting it, because it has been 10 years from the last one. I was very much into The Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde and all associated west coast acts a decade ago. And still am of course, because this stuff is actually still …

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[13 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 368 views]
Kuningas Yrjö – Mustelma myrskyn silmässä

I haven’t featured much Finnish music lately, but it’s time to change that, because there’s a lot of good stuff out and available. Let’s kick off things with the new Kuningas Yrjö album Mustelma myrskyn silmässä that came out today on Äänetön. You might know him as the front man of TV-Resistori and Hiljaiset kallot and in case you do know him, you also know …