Black Sea Dahu, Caroline Spence, Kacy & Clayton and Izaak Opatz

A quick video post for tonight. Last year I discovered Swiss band Black Sea Dahu thanks to my FB friend Karen and I’m becoming more addicted to their music every single day. I could listen to the live at FluxFM version of In Case I Fall For You and this new single How You Swallowed your Anger all day long. Here’s a Berlin sessions video of my favourite song in the world today. It’s an outtake from their forthcoming EP No Fire in the Sand that is due out on the 27th of September on Mouthwatering Records.

Black Sea Dahu Website

Next up is the new music video from one of my favorite albums of the year. Who’s Gonna Make My Mistakes is an outtake from Caroline Spence’s brilliant album Mint Condintion that is out now on Rounder Records. Here’s some sweet and clumsy love in form of a music video that was directed by Steve Voss.

Caroline Spence Website

There’s a new and most likely wonderful Kacy & Clayton album on the horizon. Carrying On will drop into the record stores and our hearts on the 4th of October. A couple of singles are already out and available on New West Records. Sunny Adams directed a great music video for this second single The Forty-Ninth Parallel.

Kacy & Clayton Website

And finally a small step back to Mariachi Static. It’s an album by Izaak Opatz that originally came out in 2017 and then Mama Bird Recording Co reissued it in the summer of 2018. However, it’s definitely worthy of a revisit any day just because it’s so damn good. This time there’s an additional reason. Michael T. Workman directed a fabulous new music video for album cut Not Yet.

Izaak Opatz Website

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.

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Four Arms to Hold You: Michaela Anne, Jason Hawk Harris, The Rumblings of Spring and Hermina Jean

Midsummer is around the corner, but first one of these quick round up posts of songs that I love. This time I’m almost up-to-date, because these are all fabulous songs / videos that have been released within a week or two.

Tonight’s journey begins from Nashville, Tennessee with the new Michaela Anne single By Our Design. She was signed by Yep Roc a while ago and they will release her new album Desert Dove on the 27th of September. I have really high expectations for this one, because I just saw her play live at STHLM Americana last weekend and I loved her concert. The new single is also wonderful and comes with a very sweet music video. The mutual love shines in each frame and each line of their own design. Plus there’s a really lovely cat on the video. I think I will return to this album several times during the coming months.

Michaela Anne Website

Moving on to Los Angeles for another album that I’m waiting eagerly. It’s Jason Hawk Harris album Love & the Dark that will come out on Bloodshot Records on the 23rd of August. The first single Cussing at the Light surfaced yesterday and Stanley Sievers directed a gorgeous music video for the song.

Jason Hawk Harris Website

Traveling on to Hamilton, Ontario for the new EP from long time blog favourite Matt Paxton. He has a new band called The Rumblings of Spring and the self-titled debut EP actually came out today on the 21st of June. It’s available on their Bandcamp as name-your-price download, so what are we waiting. Let’s pick a price and we’ll be awarded with some first class Canadian indie rock. Here’s the exceptional music video Kyle McCreight made for the opening song Tidal Waves.

The Rumblings of Spring at Facebook

Last destination for tonight is 2018 and Montana. Hermina Jean’s excellent Hot Grey EP came out almost a year ago, but there’s a couple of good reasons to revisit it. 1) Alana Waksman directed a great new music video for the album closer I Know Nothing 2) It’s just so damn good that any day is a good day to listen to it.

Hermina Jean at Facebook

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.

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