Javier Escovedo – City Lights

I found out about this album on some facebook group I follow a couple of weeks ago and istantly liked it. I was somewhat familiar with Javier Escovedo’s old punk rock band The Zeros from power pop compilations, but I had not heard his solo material. Thankfully I did hear now, because this is totally my kind of music. Power pop, 90s indie rock, even early TFC comes to mind on few occasions. Just damn good songs and really enjoyable record. Also features Brian Young and Joe Bass (who also were the rhythm section on my all-time favourite record, Amazing Disgrace by The Posies). City Lights originally came out in 2008 I think (I’m not 100% sure), but there’s a 2012 release from Folc Records. Maybe this is even the first proper release of this great record. Here are couple of samples from the record, See You Around and Tonight Is Gonna Be Better. Check out more on Soundcloud/Spotify and buy the vinyl from Folc Records.


 

 

Javier Escovedo at Facebook
Javier Escovedo at Soundcloud

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New songs from Robin Pahlman

Robin Pahlman has featured here several times as a half of the country duo Carmen & The Devil. The other half is his wife Heli Pahlman and together they create beautiful old-fashioned country songs. Nowadays Robin & Heli are exploring the Austrian country & folk scene and Robin is also working on his upcoming solo debut in his home studio in Vienna. A few of his demos recently surfaced and it proves that the solo material is equally amazing. I can only hope that he finds a label that will release the solo debut, because this stuff is just too damn brilliant and captivating to be left unreleased. This one below is Miss Lonelyhearts. Hit that soundcloud link to find the songs Waves and Man Overboard, which are just as great.


 

Robin Pahlman at Soundcloud

Carmen & The Devil at Facebook

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Woody Pines, Zachary Lucky and Carly Maicher

Woody Pines – You Gotta Roll

North Carolinian Woody Pines released a new ep You Gotta Roll a while back and I really like their vintage country sounds. Old-fashioned American music delivered with heart and soul. Red Rockin’ Chair is an outtake from the excellent new EP, but I also had to re-post the earlier video of the day 99 Years Blues (not on the new EP), because it’s just so damn good.


 

Woody Pines Website

Zachary Lucky – Saskatchewan

Canadian folk troubadour Zachary Lucky released his new album/mini-album Saskatchewan back in march and I just realized that I haven’t posted about this beauty more than an odd twitter comment or two even though I’ve been enjoying it ever since. Saskatchewan is a little folk treasure and makes Saskatoon feel like home even if you can’t find it from the map. Here are couple of magical examples. Across The Ocean and Leaves Are Falling. The latter one features another wonderful folk artist Carly Maicher on backing vocals.

Zachary Lucky at Bandcamp
Zachary Lucky Website

Carly Maicher – Hiding

Well this one is actually from last year, but I couldn’t leave the opportunity to post a Carly Maicher song to pass me by. I think I first found her music late last year, when she toured with Ryan Boldt (The Deep Dark Woods). At the time I was curious about anything even remotely The Deep Dark Woods related and instantly noticed that Carly Maicher’s music was also something pretty amazing. Since then, I keep on coming back to her bandcamp every now and then. This is a beautiful song entitled Tundra.

Carly Maicher at bandcamp

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