Cowbell & The High Learys


I tried so hard not to say that this blog needs a little more cowbell. It looks like I failed miserably. Anyway, tonight I ended up listening to this new Cowbell album that is out now Damaged Goods. Or sometime soon at least. The label website says pre-order, but at least this Spotify thing seem to contain the whole Skeleton Soul album. Cowbell are Jack Sandham & Wednesday Lyle from London and this is just fabulous garage rock’n’roll. Maybe not something that I listen to on a daily basis, but tonight I’m enjoying this wholeheartedly. This one is the opening track Cry Wolf.

Cowbell Website

Moving on to Australia. I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while, because I think it’s a fantastic song. The High Learys are just getting better all the time and this new single Clear My Mind is just oh so amazing. Such a great band that do this 60s garage, beat, mod, British invasion thing so brilliantly. This is Clear My Mind.

The High Learys at Facebook

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Denver & The Slim City Pickers


The release of the new Denver album Rowdy love went by without a mention little over a month ago. Better take care of that now then. They are an excellent country band from Portland, Oregon and the new album was released by Mama Bird Recording Co on the 15th of July. This is the opening track Carry On.

Denver Website

This self-titled album by The Slim City Pickers is a brand new one and only came out a few days ago. The Slim City Pickers are a Canadian country rock band from Regina, Saskatchewan. I think I somehow found them through Zachary Lucky if I’m not mistaken. Anyway, the new album is out now and available through their bandcamp and sounds really good to me. This one is About Love from the new The Slim City Pickers album.

The Slim City Pickers at Facebook

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Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions


This is something really special. The finest Finnish band perfectly captured on film. Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions was directed, shot and edited by Sami Pöyry (Monadi-filmi). Somewhere between a live session and a short film says the press release and that sums it up nicely. I did add the embed code below, but please do visit the vimeo link or hit full screen, because you probably can’t capture the whole beauty of this by staring at that stamp-sized window below.

Ochre Room – Cabin Sessions from Monadi-Filmi on Vimeo.

The first four songs on the video are from Ochre Room’s latest album Box, Bar & Diamond that came out in April 2014 (Lumpeela Julkaisut / Beste! Unterhaltung). Check it out if you haven’t done it already. Extremely monstrously highly Recommended, five hearts, album of the year so far and all the other praises.

Ochre Room Website

Ochre Room photo: Sami Pöyry

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