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[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 280 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 | 1,175 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 | 431 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 …

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[9 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 365 views]
Jay Gonzalez – The Bitter Suite

Things to look forward to. Jay Gonzalez is about to release his 5-song rock medley The Bitter Suite next month. Jay might still be better known as the keyboardist of The Drive-By Truckers, but he also has this second life as a 70s-influenced pop wizard that creates catchy power pop tunes with more than a little bit of AM pop. I highly recommend his full-length …

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[8 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 440 views]
Album of the Month: Small Houses – Still Talk; Second City

My problem with this blog thing often is that I keep on neglecting the albums that matter the most. The new Small Houses album Still Talk; Second City is a great example of this cruel behaviour. This beauty has been out for a month, but I still haven’t found the ability to write anything that could even remotely describe the brilliance of it. I still …

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[6 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 408 views]
Micah Schnabel – Not The Boy You Used To Know EP (and more)

Micah Schnabel recently released a new EP called Not The Boy You Used To Know. This is obviously a big deal in my head and heart. I’m a long time fan of Micah and his band Two Cow Garage and both have been featured on these pages several times over the years. I just really like Micah’s songwriting. For example that new Two Cow Garage …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 362 views]
Daniel Romano Finland Tour in June!

There aren’t much bigger music news than this, if you use One Chord To Another scale. Canadian Daniel Romano will play four shows in Finland in June 2015. I’ve been a huge fan since his 2011 album Sleep Beneath the Willow and seeing him live is like a dream come true. A huge thank you to Gaea Booking and 8raita for making this happen (and …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 392 views]
Lilly Hiatt – Royal Blue, Tom Brosseau – Perfect Abandon

Just a quick note about two really good albums that was just released. First we have Lilly Hiatt’s new album Royal Blue that was released by Normaltown Records. I don’t know that much about Lilly. I just started listening to her music a couple of days ago and therefore I’m only in the process of matching my heart with her music. To be honest, I …

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[1 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 341 views]
James McMurtry – Complicated Game & Mark Edgar Stuart – Trinity My Dear

My main goal in life is still to just get rid of the pain and numbness and therefore I’ve been neglecting the blog and focused on doing all sort of exercises and paying my hard-earned money to all kind of specialists. I think the next step is try and see whether a chiropractor could help me out. So far it feels like music is still …

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[1 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 276 views]
Flavour of the Month 6.3.2015 – Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki, Love Sport

A new month and a new Flavour of the Month. The event takes place at Pikku-Torre, Turku on Friday 6th of March. We have a couple of excellent Finnish bands sharing the stage. These are Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki & Love Sport. Read all about it on that Finnish press release below. And here some song samples.
Tomi Nordlund & Syvä Joki – Meidän …