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[26 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1,466 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 | 1,511 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 …

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[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1,487 views]
Darrin Bradbury, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Elijah Ocean

A quick post about a few really good new EPs that are worth of your attention.
First there’s Darrin Bradbury’s new Story Of Bob EP that came out last week. I think it was Popa’s Tunes that first introduced this songwriter to me a year or two ago. I’ve been following him ever since and he is getting better all the time. This new EP is …

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[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1,459 views]
Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab, The Wellgreen & Linden

Some pop music this time around. Scottish pop music to be more precise. More commonly known as the finest kind of pop music.
First have Glasgow-based Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab and their new beautiful concept monster called Beyond The Silver Sea. Absolutely ludicrous idea to record a psych pop / power pop concept album in your bedroom, but they make it work rather wonderfully. Perfect …

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[24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1,574 views]
Wharfer – Acadia & Benjamin – The Bear And The Barn Owl

One of my daily routines is that I go to my twitter account, write bandcamp on the search box, select “from people you follow” and see if the people/bands I follow have either released something new themselves or recommended something new that they like. This is how I found out about these next two.
First we have Wharfer and his new album Acadia. The funny thing …

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[14 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 2,877 views]
Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands & Sam Outlaw – Angeleno

This blog entry takes us to California where we are lurking on the softer side folk, country & americana. First we have the new Dawes album All Your Favorite Bands. I’m a long time Dawes fan and really loved the first two records. Especially Nothing is Wrong which was #3 on my Albums of the Year 2011 list. However, I think it’s been a while …

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[13 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 1,835 views]
Darren Hanlon – Where Did You Come From? & Ben Mason – She’d Need a Heart

A couple of Australian gents on this little blog entry. First we have the legendary pop troubadour Darren Hanlon. A man who can create a moving pop song about pretty much any subject. I’m a long time fan and therefore I’m really ashamed that it took me this long to write a few words about his new excellent album Where Did You Come From?. This …

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[31 May 2015 | No Comment | 1,191 views]
Suomen Zorro & Vähäsarja

Suomen Zorro signed a deal with Sound Of Finland. That’s a mighty good thing, because this band definitely deserved a record deal. The first single from the forthcoming album is called Aurinkomatkat and it’s now out and available. It might not crawl as deep inside me as their song 6 syliä did last year, but I love this one as well. Can’t wait to hear …

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[18 May 2015 | No Comment | 1,407 views]
Barna Howard – Quite A Feelin’

The most important music news that I can think of. New Barna Howard album Quite A Feelin’ is now out, available and ready to create a lifelong companionship with your heart. The self-titled debut was #2 on my albums of the year list back in 2012 and this new one is at least equally brilliant. The album was released by Mama Bird Recording Co in …

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[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 1,420 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, …