Brack Cantrell – Glancing Blow & GospelbeacH – Pacific Surf Line

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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 psych pop and a bit of ambient soundscapes as well. This is the excellent first single Corpus Christi.

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The whole west coast Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde etc thingy is very dear to me. I’ve listened to all those bands a lot. The self-titled Beachwood Sparks album is one of my all time favourites and songs like The Reminder and Canyon Ride will always be a part of who I am. Therefore I’m really interested about Brent Rademaker’s new group GospelbeacH. It’s pretty much an all-(should-be)star cast otherwise as well. Neal Casal, Kip Boardman, Jason Soda, Tom Sanford and apparently also power pop guru Nelson Bragg making guest appearances. The album Pacific Surf Line is out later in the fall on Alive Records, but here’s the first outtake Sunshine Skyway.

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Little Wings – Explains & Hezekiah Jones – In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw

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The music I love the most tonight. Little Wings and Hezekiah Jones. First we have Little Wings. I’m pretty ashamed to say that I started to listen to Kyle Field aka Little Wings like an hour ago. What the hell have I been doing all these years, because this is already his 11th full-length album. Well better late than never and all the other cliches. Anyway, this latest one called Explains came out on the outstanding Woodsist Records a few months back. I’ve only listened to it once when I write this, but oh man. It was an instant affection and I loved every second of it. Kind of like the poppiest Lambchop or more sing-y Bill Callahan, if you want some awful descriptions of amazing music. I need to buy a copy asap. This is the stunning opening track By Now.

Little Wings Website

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The new Hezekiah Jones album In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw isn’t officially out until November, but the pledgers already got the download a week or so ago. I will get back to this in a few months time, but I wanted to give an early shout-out about the greatness of it. This Philly-based folk collective led by Raphael Cutrufello have created their finest album and it’s one of my top 5 2015 releases at the moment. I’ve spent countless amount of hours listening to it during the past week. This one below is Borrowed Heart. It has been been a classic in this household for a few years already and finally it will appear on a record as well.

Hezekiah Jones Website

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