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[1 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,281 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 | 762 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 | 871 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 | 1,199 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 | 866 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 …

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[18 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,230 views]
The Pearlfishers, Randolph’s Leap, Lenzie Moss

Still playing the catch up game. This time I’m looking at Scotland. I’ve had a soft spot for Scottish pop music ever since I heard Grand Prix for the first time. Here are some fairly new Scottish pop treasures.

The legendary or at least should-be legendary The Pearlfishers return to this ball game with a new album Open Up Your Colouring Book. It is so great …

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[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,290 views]
Michael Feuerstack, The Harry Heart Chrysalis, Freschard

You might assume that I only like country & western, but it’s not completely true. Here are some other fairly recent favourites.

Michael Feuerstack’s previous album Tambourine Death Bed was a late entry to my best albums of 2013 list. Follow-up Singer-Songer came out on record release day. This time Michael isn’t charge of the lead vocals. Instead he has written songs for bunch of Canadian …

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,421 views]
The Delines, The Redlands Palomino Company & Skip Zone

Maybe I start writing this blog again. Well actually I begun yesterday with that Nat Johnson song/video and I’ll continue tonight with these beautiful songs. All of these are current favourites of mine and I think these fit rather nicely under the same post.

Colfax Avenue by The Delines is probably my favourite album right now. Of course that changes fairly often, but damn this …

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | 819 views]
Video of the Day #148: Nat Johnson

The day job has been brutal and lately it has taken all the energy I’ve had. Several 10-12 hour work days during the past few weeks. But I did pay the domain bill for another year, so I hope you still check this out every now and then. Your laziest and lousiest blogger still writes occasionally. I hope things get a little easier now and …

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[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,140 views]
Zachary Lucky Finland Tour 16.4 – 20.4

Canadian country/folk singer-songwriter Zachary Lucky will be heading over to Finland next month. Big thanks to Fredrik Johansson for making this happen. I’ve been following Zachary Lucky for a few years and I’m really looking forward to see him perform at Bar Kuka on the 17th of April. You can check out the full tour schedule below.
Zachary Lucky Finland Tour 16.4 – 20.4
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