The Avett Brothers live in a gondola

The Avett Brothers’ major label debut I and Love and You will be released in august. The Avett Brothers has been my favorite non-finnish band since I first heard their previous album Emotionalism about 18 months ago. Tonight I (again) ended up watching their videos and thought I’ve never mentioned this one at It’s The Avett Brothers playing St. Joseph’s from their Gleam II EP in a gondola.

Oh. And while I’m at it. Here’s the music video of Paranoia In B Flat Major. This is the song that started my The Avett Brothers addiction. This is the song I heard first. This is the song I fell in love with.

I’m guessing that you will see a lot of The Avett Brothers news and songs here in the autumn when the Rick Rubin produced major label debut hits the store. I can hardly wait.

The Avett Brothers at myspace
The Avett Brothers Website

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Townes Van Zandt

After that previous entry I have to add this clip as well. Probably everyone has seen it already, but you just can’t watch that too many times. It’s from Hearworn Highways. Townes Van Zandt playing one of his greatest songs Waitin’ Around To Die (also one of the greatest songs ever written by anyone).

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Radio City


Despite having all kinds of other music addictions, power pop is the place I come from. Despite spending a lot of time exploring things like country music or twee pop whenever I come back to power pop it feels like coming back to home. This time it was Cheap Star, Tinted Windows and especially scottish Blue from the seventies that brought me back to these sounds that I love the most. This is now continued by a band called Radio City (hmm..where did they pick that name from) whose long lost power pop gem has been recently released by a label called Radio Heartbeat. I have listened to them at myspace before and when that name jumped to my face on Not Lame’s email, I went and ordered a copy asap. Since then I’ve been listening to them at myspace and I’ve been feeling happy and congratulating myself for such a fine decision. I think it’s excellent 70’s power pop. if you are into Big Star, Badfinger, The Raspberries, Dwight Twilley, Blue Ash etc, check them out.

Radio City at myspace

Oh. And Blue. I mentioned them a while ago. Now I’ve bought their debut album and L.A Sessions. I haven’t even properly started with L.A Sessions yet, because I’ve gotten stuck into the greatness of the debut. Now that’s a truly wonderful pop album.

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