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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 319 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 | 429 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 | 361 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 | 811 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 | 1,424 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 | 684 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 | 650 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 | 735 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 | 672 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 | 449 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 …