Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Amazon MP3 Daily Deal

New Coldplay Prospekt's March EP is only 99 cents. HERE

Monday, November 24, 2008

Amazon MP3 Daily Deal

The Killers new album Day & Age is $3.99 for MP3 download at amazon.com.

The Shins Oh Inverted World is also $3.99 for MP3 download HERE.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Undiscovered Music: An Arsenal

I have stumbled across a few acts from friends, etc. that seem quite interesting. I am trying to ration my emusic downloads to decide which albums to download. All of these have caught my attention. Thus, if you are in the mood for new music, here is an arsenal of albums that I have sampled and sound delightful. Click on each band name to go directly to myspace page, or check out the sample playing on this site.

The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (Arcade Fire-esque)

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns (Neutral Milk-ish)

Little Joy - S/T (Strokes-esque)

O'Death - Broken Hymns, Limbs, and Skin (Langhorne Slim/Tom Waits/Avett Brothers/Felice Brothers - ish)

Say Hi to Your Mom - The Wishes and The Glitch (Okkervil River/Wolf Parade - esque)

Coconut Records - Nighttiming (throw back Weezer-ish)

Joe Pug - Nation of Heat EP (John Prine-esque)

Lambchop - OH (Nashville band with a cult following, Neil Diamond/Cat Stevens/Tom Waits-esque)

Ten Kens - S/T (Clap Your Hands-esque)

All of the above titles are available on emusic.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Latest Listen: Deer Tick

Finally I received a breath of fresh air with the drought of tunes as of late. Deer Tick's War Elephant was an immediate trigger pull for when I saw them live. The album lives up to the sound live. I have had to ration my listening so I will not completely burn it out. The album contains the dirt road goodness of alt-country fused with the melodies of indie pop. Trust me on this one.

I chose to post the old album cover because the new one is funny but just ridiculous.

Websites: Artist, Myspace, NOW AVAILABLE ON EMUSIC!!!!
Hail From: Rhode Island
Strongest Tracks: "Ashamed," "Dirty Dishes"

Robert Earl Keen show canceled

Robert Earl Keen show at the Lyric in Oxford is canceled and supposedly will be rescheduled in 2009. Rumor has it he is sick. See link below.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Check the right column under upcoming live shows for an updated index for Oxford, MS; Memphis, TN, and Birmingham, AL.

REMINDER: Robert Earl Keen in Oxford, MS on Friday Night at the Lyric

Reminder: Robert Earl Keen is playing at the Lyric in Oxford, MS on Friday night. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Get tickets here.


Just updated -
Yonder Mountain String Band at the Lyric in Oxford on Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Girl Talk at the Lyric in Oxford on Friday, February 13, 2009

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Music Tuesday

Anathallo - Canopy Glow Sufjan-esque multi-instrumental band releases its sophomore album. Speaking of, where in the world is Sufjan Stevens. So, must for all fifty states.

Steve Earle and Del McCoury Band - The Mountain (REISSUE)

Belle and Sebastian
- BBC Sessions This is a live disc with tracklisting:

Disc: 1
1. The State I Am in
2. Like Dylan In The Movies
3. Judy And The Dream Of Horses
4. The Stars Of Track And Field
5. I Could Be Dreaming
6. Seymour Stein
7. Lazy Jane
8. Sleep The Clock Around
9. Slow Graffiti
10. Wrong Love
Disc: 2
1. Here Comes The Sun
2. There's Too Much Love
3. There Magic Of A Kind Word
4. Me And The Major
5. Wandering Alone
6. The Model
7. I'm Waiting For The Man
8. The Boy With The Arab Strap
9. The Wrong Girl
10. Dirty Dream #2

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Latest Listen: Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - S/T

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes self titled album is yet another fine release from the indie boy wonder. I love the direction Conor is continuing to steer. This album is more folky but upbeat than some Bright Eyes and was a joy to see live. Conor continues to be one of the finest songwriters of our time. Songs like "Cape Canaveral," and "Milk Thistle" are slower beautiful numbers while upbeat highlights like "Sausalito," "Get-Well Cards," and "Moab" ratchet up the album's diversity.

Hails From: Omaha, NE
Available: eMusic, iTunes, Amazon
Websites: Artist, Myspace
Strongest Tracks: "Cape Canaveral," "Moab"

Monday, November 10, 2008

Amazon MP3 Daily Deal

11/9 Daily Deal: Elliott Smith's self-titled album. Everyday price: $8.99, today's price: $2.99. Download Here

11/7 Daily Deal: Talking Heads' Remain in Light. Everyday price: $6.97, today's price: $1.99.

Download Here

Latest Listen

Although it is not a very new release, The Black Kids' Partie Traumatic is new to me. I purchased this album about a month ago and really enjoy it. I am not going to say it is the most original or best thing I have every heard, but it is worth a listen. Certainly, "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You" is undoubtedly worth the $.99 download. The album has a touch of cheesiness, but once you get past that, it is quite entertaining. I dig a few other tracks such as "Hit the Heartbrakes," "Love Me Already," and "Listen to Your Body Tonight." Check out their Daytrotter session for free downloadable tracks.

Websites: Artist; Myspace
For Fans of: Bloc Party, The Go! Team, The Killers
Best Song: "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You"
Available: iTunes, Amazon

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Latest Listen

I finally got The Tallest Man on Earth's Shallow Grave which has blown me away. I somehow am a sucker for strange voices and banjo's. TTMOE draws comparisons vocally to Devendra Banhart, Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Mountain Goats, and Langhorne Slim. I dare say he could be better than all of the aforementioned. Upon first listen, you will be tempted to shove him into the Dylan wannabe's category, however, similar to the Felice Brothers and Dan Bern, TTMOE lives up to the hype. This folk singer/songwriter lyrically reminds me of Bon Iver and the Appalachian backwoods of Langhorne. Its almost what the banjo boy on Deliverance should sound like if he were to have sung on the film. Throw another log on the fire and enjoy the ole five-stringer as it accompanies TTMOE's unique bend-but-not-break vocal chords.

Strongest Track:
"I Won't Be Found"
Hails From: Sweden
Available on: iTunes, eMusic, Amazon
Websites: Artist; Myspace

Backyard Tire Fire new video

Check out Backyard Tire Fire's new video "How the Hell Did You Get Back Here" from their new album The Places We LivedLink

Amazon MP3 Daily Deal

11/5 Daily Deal: Queen's News of the World feat. "We Are the Champions". everyday price: $7.99, today's price: $1.99 Go HERE to Download.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wilco and Fleet Foxes Free Download

Go Here to download for free Wilco & Fleet Foxes covering Dylan's "I Shall Be Released."

I couldn't figure out how to get it other than to click on "If you live outside the U.S. or are unable to vote for some reason, click here." So, I suggest trying that.

And, Wilco performed a new tune "The Wilco Song" on the Colbert Report below: