Wednesday, August 27, 2008

FELICE BROTHERS; Langhorne Slim play Daytrotter

Daytrotter continues to bring it!!

The Felice Brothers recorded two unreleased tracks there and two released ones. Great tunes.

Head over to DAYTROTTER for free high quality downloads of the recordings.

Marlboro Man
Chicken Wire
Hey Hey Revolver
The Devil Is Real

Langhorne Slim does a few tunes for Download them HERE.


Diamonds and Gold
Nobody But You (unreleased)
Rebel Side of Heaven
We Love the Animals (unreleased)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Release Tuesday and streams

Stream Both Albums HERE

Backyard Tire Fire - The Places We Lived

The Verve - Forth

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Release (This Past) Tuesday

The releases I could not find time to notify you about:

The Walkmen - You & Me
I have never been a huge fan of these guys but do enjoy some of their tunes. This album has been critically acclaimed. I just downloaded it off of eMusic, so we shall see.

Blue Mountain
- Midnight in Mississippi
Alt-Country favs Blue Mountain reunite and release this album. I just downloaded this as well and will let you know the verdict.

P.S. Both are available on eMusic.

The Felice Brothers coming to Oxford, MS and Birmingham, AL

I apologize for my lack of posts. I was out of town all last week. My life will be relatively busy until the end of September; however, I will try to post as much as possible.

On a brighter note, The Felice Brothers are coming to Oxford, MS and playing at Proud Larry's on Wed. October 15th and Birmingham, AL at Workplay on October 16th. I am ecstatic.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Hold Steady live at Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS August 8

I do not have much time to ramble on. You can imagine how sickening this show was. The crowd was phenomenal as I have never seen Larry's that wild. People singing their guts out and slam dancing. New songs shined while old fav "Stuck between Stations" will never be topped.


Constructive Summer
Multitude of Casualties
Chips Ahoy!
Sequestered in Memphis
Two Handed Handshake (second time played?)
Massive Nights
You Gotta Dance (with the one you came to dance with)
Party Pit
One for the Cutters
Joke About Jamaica
Stevie Nix
You Can Make Him Like You
Lord, I'm Discouraged
Yeah Sapphire
Your Little Hoodrat Friend
Stay Positive
Slapped Actress
Certain Songs
Stuck Between Stations
Most People are DJ's

Friday, August 08, 2008

REMINDER: The Hold Steady tonight in Oxford, MS


THE HOLD STEADY is playing tonight at Proud Larry's in Oxford, MS!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Conor Oberst releases solo album Conor Oberst sans Bright Eyes. I am hearing great things about it. Oh, and its available on eMusic. Full Stream HERE

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Latest Listens

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
This album does not blow me away. However, I will say it is a good album. It lacks something that Boys and Girls had, which is hard to pinpoint. Off the top of my brain, I would say its lacking the catchy guitar riffs that thrusted Boys and Girls to its pedestal. Honestly, it may just be that Boys and Girls is so dang good that it cannot be matched. There are some quality songs though: "Lord, I'm Discouraged" (the three note piano riff is quite pleasing) "Sequestered in Memphis" (love it love it) "Constructive Summer" (stirs up the nostalgia that Boys and Girls did of high school) "Stay Positive" (gotta love the woh-ah-oh sing-a-longs).

Spiritualized - Songs in A&E
"Soul on Fire" hooked me upon first listen. Kind of has a wacky, Ween or Flaming Lips feel with more straight-faced melodies. The album truly has some fantastic songs. Dude sounds kind of similar the Drivin' and Cryin' singer. See also: "Baby, I'm Just a Fool," and Sitting on a Fire," and the aforementioned.

Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down in the Light
Really the album I have been waiting on BPB to make. Folky tunes with harmonies are his forte'. Although a couple of tracks are slow, LDitL is not nearly as slow as his previous works. With that said, I don't mean this is a rocking album; I just mean some of his works I literally have trouble listening to it is so slow. It is almost an alt-country album. Focus on: "Easy Does It" and "Where is the Puzzle."

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
One of the few psych rock bands I actually dig. In a completely different way that Spiritualized does, MGMT reminds me of Ween and Flaming Lips. Check out the tele-tubby-esque "Time to Pretend" & 70's funk-induced "Electric Feel"

The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam
I guess in slamgrass "Gleam" means "stripped down." GII is definitely not a rocker, however, it does have some gems such as "The Greatest Sum" (both versions) and "St. Joseph's"

Wild Sweet Orange - We Have Cause to Be Uneasy
Obviously, I just recently purchased this ditty and am loving it so far. I love the radio-friendly "Ten Dead Dogs" contrasted with the Bright Eyes emo-esque "Sour Milk." The Harley-engined guitar riff in "House of Regret" with get you to head nodding as soon as they rumble in the track. Jeff Mangum comes back from the psych ward and influences "Night's Terrors." Did I fail to mention the banjo beauty in "Atlas to Follow." Very diverse yet concise album that never bores but keeps you on the toes.