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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 540 views]
Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames

The blog has been pretty much on hold during the spring and therefore I still haven’t written about some real treasures that have been released during the first half of 2015. Robert Chaney’s new album Cracked Picture Frames is one of those treasures. This London-based folk troubadour has written extremely convincing album. It’s not really an album that I listen to on a daily basis, …

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[17 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 682 views]
Great Peacock – Making Ghosts, Hip Hatchet – Hold You Like A Harness

A big favourite during the week has been the debut album by Great Peacock. I wrote about the earlier EP a year or two ago. It has taken them a while to finish the debut full-length, but now the wait is over and Great Peacock from Nashville, Tennessee are ready to create a beautiful harmony-filled havoc in your heart. Making Ghosts is an excellent album …

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 709 views]
Topi Saha – Nykyaika

It’s probably quite true that I don’t really like the major labels that much. It feels like they don’t really have anything to offer for me. Of course I’m a total lo-fi twat and therefore even when I like the songwriters and their ability to create catchy melodies, the production/arrangements often makes it still sound rather horrible to me. So in my books, major labels …

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 634 views]
Satan’s Fingers, The Rollstons & Smug Brothers

Getting back to this blog thing I suppose. There are some issues that still continue to bother me (which you are aware, if you red that silly personal blog post), so I don’t really know how regularly I will be updating. Anyway, here are some great new albums that you might or might not be aware of.

Hell yeah, Satan’s Fingers just released their debut full-length …

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,036 views]
Barna Howard – Indiana Rose

Lately I’ve been extremely excited about two albums. John Moreland’s High On Tulsa Heat and Quite a Feelin’ by Barna Howard. There might be a few more soon, because I bought the latest by Simon Joyner, Hayden and Ryley Walker yesterday during Record Store Day. I don’t really care much for those limited RSD releases myself and I prefer just buying good new full-lengths instead. …

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[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 979 views]
Klasu – Vilkutan maapallon läpi & Skip Zone – Turn Me Around

Things are still a bit slow here, because I’m either watching hockey playoffs or trying desperately to find a way to get my body in decent condition (and failing miserably). On the music front things are pretty perfect. A couple of my biggest heroes, John Moreland and Barna Howard are releasing new albums this spring and both of those records are outstanding. A lot of …

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[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 980 views]
Small Houses (US) Finland Tour 17.4. – 25.4.2015 (with Ochre Room)

Major news event on the One Chord To Another scale. Small Houses aka Jeremy Quentin will be touring in Finland very soon. This is his second Finland tour. Last time Jeremy played here in 2013 and I loved the Turku concerts that I saw back then. Therefore it’s easy to say that these concerts are going to be fabulous and well worth attending. There …

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[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,422 views]
Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms – Heart String Soul & Taylor Knox – Lines EP

Getting back to the basics. Which means getting back to power pop or melodic pop music in general. No matter how far in the country zone I have traveled, this will always be the foundation of my music taste.
First we have Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms and their new album Heart String Soul. I’ve had this one on my playlist for several weeks and …

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,761 views]
Simon Joyner, A Grave With No Name & The Rollstons

This is a quick post of three songs I fell in love with today.
Simon Joyner – Nostalgia Blues
First we have singer-songwriter Simon Joyner and his song Nostalgia Blues from his forthcoming album Grass, Branch & Bone (out 31st of March). I pretty much forgot to breath while listening to this work of art. The big question is why the hell I haven’t I been paying …

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[11 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 811 views]
John Statz, Joe Pug & Chris Porter

Another brilliant week of new music. These three great singer-songwriters all released a new full-length album earlier in the week.
John Statz is a Denver-based folk/americana singer-songwriter and his new full-length is called TULSA. I took part in his Kickstarter project and therefore I’ve already had Tulsa on repeat for several weeks and I think it’s a very impressive effort. It feels like the best album …