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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 178 views]
Rob Snarski – Wounded Bird & NQ Arbuckle – The Future Happens Anyway

Australian The Blackeyed Susans is a band that I love wholeheartedly. They actually have a lot of Finnish fans and listeners thanks to Miettinen and the finest radio show ever, Räkärodeo. “Big in Finland” might be pushing it, because probably only Räkärodeo listeners really know them at all. Nevertheless, there are plenty of people in here who adore The Blackeyed Susans. I’m definitely one of …

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[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 243 views]
Ryan Tanner, Jay William Henderson & The Souvenirs

Oh dear. It’s been well over a month since the last update. Even though I knew that the world cup, summer and the day job will keep me otherwise engaged, it was never my intention to neglect the blog for a whole month. I think should never give myself a break, because somehow it gets harder and harder to start again. I should just maintain …

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[1 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 2,021 views]
Hallelujah The Hills – Have You Ever Done Something Evil?

Greg who runs the blog called Captains Dead is one of the few bloggers whose taste I trust almost as much as my own. Of course I don’t like everything he recommends, but you can be 100% sure that if he is recommending something that I don’t already know, I’m definitely going to check it out and see if I like it myself. What does …

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[29 May 2014 | One Comment | 907 views]
Turner Cody, Zoe Muth, Sturgill Simpson

My soundtrack for today has been Last of The Big Time Spenders by Turner Cody. I have a couple of his older records, so I was well aware that Turner Cody is a pretty great New York-based singer-songwriter. This 2013 album had managed to fly under my radar until I somehow stumbled on it at Bandcamp today. After a couple spins, the mouse I was …

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[29 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,107 views]
Common Tones – Shine

I wasn’t aware that Common Tones was still alive. I just assumed that the members were focusing on their other musical adventures (Klasu, Koria Kitten Riot etc). However, a few days ago I got an email that told me that they’ve released a new single called Shine and a full-lenght album will follow later in 2014. I was able to listen to that forthcoming album …

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[20 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,437 views]
Joseph Huber, Ryley Walker, The Olympic Symphonium

I’ve followed Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Joseph Huber since the last The .357 String Band album. His magnificent song The Days Engrave was the highlight of that album. I never got totally into his solo debut, but I really enjoyed his second solo album Tongues Of Fire back in 2012. Joseph Huber just released his third solo album. The new album is called The Hanging Road and …

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[19 May 2014 | No Comment | 991 views]
Marine Dreams – Lemon Tree

One of my favourite Canadian labels You’ve Changed Records (home of Daniel Romano, Marine Dreams, The Weather Station, Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle..) announced last week that a new Marine Dreams album Lemon Tree will hit our hearts on the 22nd of May. This is big news for me, because I absolute loved the previous album Corner Of The Eye. I spent hours and hours listening …

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[18 May 2014 | One Comment | 1,404 views]
The Pearlfishers, Randolph’s Leap, Lenzie Moss

Still playing the catch up game. This time I’m looking at Scotland. I’ve had a soft spot for Scottish pop music ever since I heard Grand Prix for the first time. Here are some fairly new Scottish pop treasures.

The legendary or at least should-be legendary The Pearlfishers return to this ball game with a new album Open Up Your Colouring Book. It is so great …

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[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,443 views]
Michael Feuerstack, The Harry Heart Chrysalis, Freschard

You might assume that I only like country & western, but it’s not completely true. Here are some other fairly recent favourites.

Michael Feuerstack’s previous album Tambourine Death Bed was a late entry to my best albums of 2013 list. Follow-up Singer-Songer came out on record release day. This time Michael isn’t charge of the lead vocals. Instead he has written songs for bunch of Canadian …

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,579 views]
The Delines, The Redlands Palomino Company & Skip Zone

Maybe I start writing this blog again. Well actually I begun yesterday with that Nat Johnson song/video and I’ll continue tonight with these beautiful songs. All of these are current favourites of mine and I think these fit rather nicely under the same post.

Colfax Avenue by The Delines is probably my favourite album right now. Of course that changes fairly often, but damn this …