Video of the Day #130: Andy Shauf


This song and this video. Oh my. Shivers. This was my first introduction to Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf and I’m almost scared to find out more. How can anything live up to this. The songwriting and the execution. Oh my. Speechless. Also wonderfully shot video by Shot at The Dark. This is Wendell Walker by Andy Shauf.

SHOT AT THE DARK PRESENTS ANDY SHAUF from Shot at The Dark on Vimeo.

Andy Shauf Website

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Topi Saha – Kolme veljee


The first part of my vacation is over and one of the highlights of it was finally seeing Topi Saha’s live performance. I’ve been a fan since the days when Myspace ruled the social media, but somehow our paths didn’t cross until now at Indie-iltamat. The show was unfortunately a bit short due to the schedule of the evening, but I did love every second of it. It also reminded me that I still haven’t even mentioned Topi Saha’s second album Kolme veljee that came out in march on Warner Music Finland. Major labels rarely get things right, but it’s time to give credit when credit is due. Releasing such a magnificent record by a young Finnish folk singer-songwriter is definitely worth a praise. This small blog entry is also a note to self: Buy the record man. So far I’ve been only spinning this thing on Spotify and that just ain’t right. This is Se joka karkuun pääs.

topi saha – se joka karkuun pääs from Stickmen Hki on Vimeo.

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Austin Lucas – Alone In Memphis


Austin Lucas has a new album coming out soon on New West Records. I’ve been a big fan since I heard his album Somebody Loves You few years ago. His two previous albums Somebody Loves You and A New Home in The Old World have both ended up in the top 10 on my end of the year lists. The upcoming album, Stay Reckless, will most likely do the same, because the three songs I’ve heard so far are all brilliant. This is the first single Alone In Memphis that you can already find on iTunes etc. Check out the other equally magnificent new Austin Lucas songs at New West Records Soundcloud.

Austin Lucas Website

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