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[23 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 193 views]
Two Cow Garage – Brand New Flag

A long time favourite Two Cow Garage has a new album Brand New Flag out on Last Chance Records (USA) and soon on At The Helm Records (UK). I was a little bit disappointed with the previous one The Death of the Self Preservation Society, but I’m definitely back on board now and probably should revisit the previous one with my current set of ears …

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[17 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 475 views]
Shuyler Jansen – The Long Shadow

I’m finally listening to Shuyler Jansen’s 2016 album The Long Shadow that came out very early in the year on Big White Cloud Records. I’ve been meaning to get the vinyl, but that hasn’t materialized. Therefore I bought the download for now, so I can get familiar with its beauty before it’s time to start pointlessly ranking the 2016 albums in order. Even after just …

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[16 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 575 views]
Iron Country Sisters & Applewood Road

New and and excellent Finnish roots music. Iron Country Sisters is a name that actually should have been mentioned on these pages over a year ago. I saw them at Korjaamo, Helsinki when they were supporting the great Canadian Daniel Romano and I really liked what I heard. The songs were good and the singing, well that was just brilliant. I really could listen to …

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[9 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 742 views]
Freschard – Sunday Night

Time for a party. A new Freschard album Sunday Night is out and available on Wiaiwya. My vinyl copy is still on its way, but I have the download to keep me company. So if you see me strolling on the streets of Turku with a giant smile on my face, I’m most likely just listening to Freschard. She is an excellent French songwriter who …

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[9 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 996 views]
Matt Woods – How To Survive

This has been an incredible music year. It feels like there’s 3-5 excellent albums coming out each Friday. I probably would struggle to keep up even if onechord.net was a full-time job. Unfortunately it’s not, but I’ll do my best (which isn’t very much at the moment). October 7th brought us new excellent albums from Matt Woods, Dan Edmonds, Zachary Lucky, Hiss Golden Messenger and …

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[9 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 805 views]
Itasca – Open To Chance

Life has been busy and hard and my whole body aches, but thankfully there are things that have the ability to stop time and take care of me. Usually these things are songs and albums. L.A. based Kayla Cohen aka Itasca has written an absolute stunning album Open To Chance that came out 30th of September on the always magnificent Paradise Of Bachelors label. I …

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[2 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 948 views]
Kalispell – Gary, IN (video)

One more for the weekend before another exhausting work week. Kalispell’s new album Printer’s Son came out in June on Cartouche Records. Joshua Ford directed a great music video for an album outtake called Gary, IN and I’m not going to miss such a good opportunity to post this amazing song one more time. I highly recommend listening to the whole album as well. It’s …

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[2 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 883 views]
Strawberry Heritage – Bound To Separate (single)

Strawberry Heritage is a Michigan-based songwriter John Hanson and his new album Overgrowth is due out on 29th of November. I’m very eager to hear Overgrowth, because I really liked his 2013 album The New Rise. The whole thing was very good and then there were some songs that I really loved. Bound To Separate is the first outtake from the forthcoming album and this …

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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 887 views]
Tom Brosseau – You Can’t Stop (video)

Tom Brosseau’s new album North Dakota Impressions came out on Crossbill Records on 16th of September. It’s a gorgeous end to his trilogy of albums that started with Grass Punks (2014) and Perfect Abandon (2015). I highly recommend listening to all of them. I think I’m going to devote an evening or two to listen the whole trilogy with headphones and only focusing to the …

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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 725 views]
Anna Tivel – Heroes Waking Up

I purchased this beauty of an album months ago and there’s a huge burden in my back, because I haven’t even mentioned it. Time to get that burden off, because my muscles are sore enough as they are. Anna Tivel is a songwriter from Portland, Oregon and her third album Heroes Waking Up came out in May on the always great Fluff and Gravy label. …