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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 754 views]
Maanvaiva & Hate Paper Doll

My favourite song yesterday, today and probably tomorrow as well is Kalpeanaama by Maanvaiva. There isn’t too much information available on this internet thing, but what matters is that their debut release Tuuli / Kalpeanaama 12” maxi is now out and available on Gearwheel Records. I like both songs, but my favourite is definitely Kalpeanaama. Jukka Melametsä plays the guitar and Tom Stenman sings his …

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[13 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,004 views]
A Reminder of the Brilliance of J.E. Sunde by Daytrotter

Well I suppose I didn’t really need a reminder of the brilliance of J.E. Sunde (or Daytrotter for that matter), but I’m so grateful that they made another session with him. I’ve been a huge fan since I heard his utterly wonderful solo album Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God. A way too unknown masterpiece that can get through all the layers you might …

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[6 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,142 views]
Tedo Stone – Marshes & T.Hardy Morris – Drownin’ On a Mountaintop

Let’s turn it up a notch. Atlanta’s Tedo Stone will drop his new album Marshes into my heart on September 18th. I have high hopes for this one, because I’ve been really digging this first single of the new album during the past month. The previous album Good Go Bad was already very good one, but this new one might be something really special. This …

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[6 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,161 views]
Anthonie Tonnon – Successor & Fraser A. Gorman – Slow Gum

A bit of pop music for a change and more things I’ve grown to adore during the past month. Well actually this didn’t really need to grow on me. It was pretty instant between me and Anthonie Tonnon. Here’s what happened. A guru of mine, Darren Hanlon put out the album on his label Flippin’ Yeah Industries, which is a high recommendation. So I wanted …

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,117 views]
The Roseline & Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles

Here’s another one that’s been on heavy rotation for the past month. I’ve stumbled upon the name The Roseline, several times in the past, but didn’t start listening to them until this summer. A good thing I finally did, because their new album Townie is really good. It’s full of very enjoyable and highly melodic alt.country & americana. There’s a bit of Ryan Adams in …

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,203 views]
Kent Goolsby and the Gold Standard & The Deslondes

The new Kent Goolsby & The Gold Standard album No Substitute for Handsome came out on the 7th of July. I’ve been digging this a lot during the past month. The songs are the finest Kent Goolsby has written and the record has certain old-timey charm that’s completely irresistible. This is a wonderful song Outskirts of Love from the new album. Extremely highly recommended.

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[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1,129 views]
Brack Cantrell – Glancing Blow & GospelbeacH – Pacific Surf Line

I’ve been enjoying this album by Brack Cantrell during the last couple of days. He is from Denton, Texas and that’s pretty much everything I know about him. Ok, I’ve done some research and found some stuff under the name Glass Caverns that also sounds mighty good. Anyway, this new solo album is called Glancing Blow and it’s available on his Bandcamp. Indie rock meets …

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[3 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 899 views]
Joey Ryan & The Inks, The Needy Sons & Cape Snow

It’s been a while. I didn’t really plan on neglecting the blog for several weeks, but my body is still a total wreck and therefore the only goal I had for the last month was to just somehow get through each day. But now I’m finally on a three week holiday and I try to spend it on the thing I love the most, which …

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[26 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 2,118 views]
Freschard – Shh.. & Ratboys – Aoid

Uk-based label Wiaiwya will be reissuing Freschard’s Shh.. on yellow vinyl in July. Pre-order is up now.. and well.. you know the deal. It’s Freschard. So it’s absolutely gorgeous. In fact absolutely perfect. It will move you and it will be make you smile. Five hearts any day of the week. Extremely monstrously highly recommended. This is Monsters from this future classic.
Shh… by Freschard
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[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1,884 views]
Leon Bridges – Coming Home & Woody Pines – Woody Pines

The major labels quite rarely get things right, but always credit when credit is due. Leon Bridges sure is awesome and it’s a pleasure to listen to this smooth old-fashioned soul/gospel sensation. This is definitely worth all the hype. If I really want to nitpick (which I don’t), occasionally the overall style, execution and delivery of the song is a bigger pleasure than the song …