A short round-up to end the day with a quartet of gorgeous music videos. All these would deserve essays, but right now I don’t have the time and I’ll never have the skill. Beginning from Chatsworth, GA with a song from the wonderful new Pony Bradshaw album Sudden Opera that came out 21st of June on Rounder Records. I’ve been a huge fan since the song Josephine burned its way into my heart some years ago and therefore this one was a really high anticipated for me. There’s some overlap with the earlier maybe less official Bad Teeth album, but I don’t mind at all because these songs deserve this new and better opportunity to find your heart. There’s three great acoustic performances on his youtube channel. Here’s one of them called Bad Teeth. Check out the rest too and then ask your local record store (if your lucky enough to still have one) to order a copy of this powerful record.
Next we head to Portland, Oregon and more precisely Laurelthirst Public House. I did share one of the videos from this TK & The Holy Know-Nothings concert, but I have to revisit because Hard Times wasn’t available at the time and it’s one of my biggest favorites from their wonderful new record. Mama Bird Recording Co released the album Arguably OK on the 24th of May. Watch the video below and then click the links on that bandcamp player to inject some damn good storytelling, catchy bar boogie and rock’n’roll grit into your lovely day.
Traveling on to Beattyville, Ky and continuing with some powerful storytelling. Ian Noe’s magnificent debut album Between the Country came out 31st of May on National Treasure Recordings. I had been eagerly waiting for this one after falling for his Off this Mountaintop EP and somehow this is able to shake hands with my even unfairly high expectations. Here’s the music video for the excellent title track Between the Country.
This little blog posts ends in East Nashville, Tennessee with a couple of songs from long time favourite Darrin Bradbury. Anti- should receive one of those onechordnet’s imaginary culture awards for signing this fabulous storyteller and releasing his new album Talking Dogs and Atom Bombs on the 20th of September. Non-album track Newark and first single and title track is already out and available in this internet thing-y. Listen to them below and then go and order some physical goods too.
Four Arms to Hold You is an ongoing feature with a weird name. It might not contain a whole lot of words, but it does contain a whole lot of love towards the featured songs. Basicly this is just four albums / songs / artists that have done their part in holding me together and therefore I want to tell the world or the seven readers of this blog how much I love them. Not entirely sure do these kind of posts serve any kind of purpose and I do hope I manage to write longer posts too. Right now it just feels like the playlists and these kind of short posts are the only way to keep this dear hobby alive. Plus it’s really the music that matters, not my random ramblings and these posts will always contain magical music.