Hayes Carll – The Magic Kid (video)


One more for tonight, because I’m trying to catch up after not posting for a month. Hayes Carll dropped a new album Lovers and Leavers during that time. It doesn’t seem to be everyone’s cup of tea, but I really like it. The Magic Kid has become my favourite moment of the album and this beautiful music video probably played a little part in that process. Sure I liked the song from the get-go, but this warmhearted video brought a joyful tear to my eye and added another layer to this tremendous and inspirational song. The song is actually about his own son Eli. This is The Magic Kid by Hayes Carll.

Hayes Carll Website

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Jon Latham – Yearbook Signatures (video)


Oh dear. It’s been a whole month since the last update. Sorry about that. I really should quit onechord.net before it just fades away, but I’m so stubborn that you’ll have to bear with me at least another six months or so. I’ve been listening and buying a lot of music though. Daniel Markham, Mikko Joensuu, The Posies, Kacy & Clayton, Pony Bradshaw, Sam Moss, Hayes Carll, PURSES, Adeline Hotel, Arliss Nancy, Lost Boots, Peter Bruntnell, Brian Wright (just to name a few) have all released something that already should have been featured on these pages.

Let’s put the ball rolling again by posting this excellent new song/video Yearbook Signatures from Jon Latham. It surfaced a couple of weeks ago on his Ourvinyl.tv sessions and it’s another magnificent song from this Nashville-based songwriter. His 2015 album Real Bad News is monstrously highly recommended. This new one is a wonderful song as a whole and then there’s also a little icing on the cake. I really love that Bastards of Young line on it and that little thing he did after singing that line. Here’s Jon Latham and Yearbook Signatures. He also sang a couple of his older songs from Real Bad News in these same sessions. Check them out at http://www.ourvinyl.tv

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Fernando – White Trees (video)


Fernando Viciconte is currently on a European tour and will be the opening act on Richmond Fontaine’s Finnish dates this week. That’s a mighty good reason to post this excellent new music video White Trees. It’s an outtake from his latest album Leave the Radio On that is out now on Decor / Fluff & Gravy.

Fernando Website

And do not miss these concerts. Fernando is currently touring the country with one of the best bands of the past 15 years.

Richmond Fontaine & Fernando Finland Tour:

April 5th Korjaamo, Helsinki
April 6th Telakka, Tampere
April 7th Gong, Turku

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Steven James Adams – Ideas (video)


Back after a small Easter break. Watching hockey playoffs will take a lot of the spare time during the coming weeks, but I do have plans to write a lot of blog posts during this final year. Incredible amount of great releases have just been released or will be released during April. I need a 2nd job to buy everything I want and an extra month write about them all. So I can’t feature everything, but I try to write about the ones I love the most.

Let’s kickstart this with a fairly new Steven James Adams video Ideas that I just watched several times. His new album Old Magick has been out for almost a month on the great Fortuna POP! label, but I still haven’t heard it. So this is also a reminder to myself. This is something that I need to listen. Steven is a a great British songwriter and someone that I’ve listened to for over 10 years I think. The Broken Family Band was a big fave during the mid- and late 00s. After that it was Singing Adams and now Steven James Adams. Different names, same brilliance. I hope I manage to write more about this when I’ve heard the whole thing. At least Ideas and the earlier single Togetherness are both wonderful. This is Ideas.

Steven James Adams Website

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Frontier Ruckus – Sad Modernity (video)


Something to watch while waiting for the fifth Frontier Ruckus album to drop into our hearts later in 2016. There’s a new music video for the song Sad Modernity that is an outtake from their previous masterwork Sitcom Afterlife. Frontier Ruckus and Cheers. Now that’s my kind of combination. Recently Frontier Ruckus has pretty much been my favourite band in the world. Partly because my all-time favourites The Posies and Teenage Fanclub haven’t released anything new in a while (but both will later this year, so there will be some tough competition for Ruckus. Not that music is a competition). Anyway, this is all for now. This is Sad Modernity. Cheers.

Frontier Ruckus Website

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