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Laneway – Turn Your Love Up (2012)

Posted by on August 7, 2012 with No Commentsas

It’s been over three years since the release of their acclaimed debut album, If You Don’t Need It Let It  Go.  Now, after two years of pioneering and playing music from their sub-tropical abode in the southeast Queensland rainforest of Natural Bridge, Laneway have crafted a stunning new release entitled, Turn Your Love Up.Featuring a […]

Daniel Johnson Band – Dry County Nights (2012)

Posted by on August 7, 2012 with No Commentsas

mp3 VBR~257 kbps | 49 MB | UJ

The Lonesome Sisters – Deep Water (2012)

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Soulful female vocals and vivid harmonies, with sparse arrangements of acoustic guitar, clawhammer & gourd banjo, tenor guitar, and harmonium create a dreamlike, modern sound. mp3 VBR~197 kbps | 52 MB | UJ

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Tribute – A Box Full Of Versions (2012)

Posted by on August 7, 2012 with No Commentsas

01 I am trying to break your heart (Fernando Bernardino ) 02 Kamera (Gru ) 03 Radio cure (Harmada ) 04 War on war (Josephines ) 05 Jesus, etc. (The Prom Queen) 06 Ashes of american flags (Foppa ) 07 Heavy metal drummer (The Sorry Shop) 08 I’m the man who loves you (Trend) 09 […]

Emily Portman – Hatchling (2012)

Posted by on August 6, 2012 with No Commentsas

Portman’s ability to weave new songs from old yarns, unveiled on her 2010 debut The Glamoury, is maintained with verve on this follow-up. Again the Northumberland-based singer mixes antique folk with myth and touches of magical realism, as in Hinge of the Year – inspired by Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus – a new […]

American Music Club – San Francisco (1994)

Posted by on August 6, 2012 with No Comments

Regrettably, with their final effort, San Francisco, American Music Club went out with a whimper, not a bang. An undeveloped, erratic collection of songs, the record suffers under the weight of overly slick, commercial arrangements, and production which renders tracks like “It’s Your Birthday,” “Wish the World Away,” and “Hello Amsterdam” as bland alterna-rock; only […]

The Bloody Jug Band – Coffin Up Blood (2012)

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Coffin Up Blood,is a combination of Americana, Alt. Country, JUG-Rock, Blues, and Florida Swamp-Noir.Every nuance of the band’s distinctive sound is here. Most bands might use a jug, harmonica, wash tub bass, mandolin, or washboard as a single effect in a song here or there, but with The Bloody Jug Band, those are just some […]

O’Hooley & Tidow – The Fragile (2012)

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The album is again dominated by O’Hooley’s inventive piano playing, first heard when she was with the Unthanks, but here she also adds accordion, while the occasional backing is provided mostly by strings. To this the duo add their finest harmony singing to date, particularly on the unaccompanied tracks: the Irish ballad She Lived Beside […]

Gram Parsons – GP (1973, MFSL 2012)

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GP is American singer-songwriter Gram Parsons’ debut solo album. Working with a crack band of L.A. and Nashville’s finest (including James Burton on guitar, Ronnie Tutt on drums, Byron Berline on fiddle, and Glen D. Hardin on piano). Mastered from the original master tapes, and going far beyond the multiple digital reissues that never opened […]

Small Sur – Mobtown Microshow: Live From Baltimore (2012)

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Small Sur’s sound is composed of tidy layers of ambiance that are both robust and beautiful. The sustain pedal on Abelow’s electronic keyboard is key. The aesthetic most closely resembles droopy artists such as Will Oldham, Dolorean, and the Red House Painters, bands that require a serious commitment to sit, think, and not nod off […]

Six Organs Of Admittance – Ascent (2012)

Posted by on August 5, 2012 with No Commentsas

Adopting the maxim ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it,’ Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny opens his latest album with a big, bold guitar solo – a whole five and a half minutes of virtuoso fret fiddling, all told. Track two mixes things up, kind of: it’s still a five-minute guitar solo, but with a […]

The Beach Boys – 50th Anniversary Collection ‘Zinepak (2012)

Posted by on August 4, 2012 with No Comments
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This commemorative 50th Anniversary Beach Boys release includes an 11-song CD, a collectible 72-page magazine and three exclusive postcards. The CD features an all-new recording of the hit “Do It Again” available exclusively on this release, plus 10 more of the band’s greatest hits. The magazine includes dozens of rare photographs from the band’s career […]

Old Joe Clarks – Metal Shed Blues (1999)

Posted by on August 4, 2012 with No Commentsas

The Old Joe Clarks’ solid debut, Town of Ten, was all delicate acoustic picking and melancholy motifs. The 1999 follow-up Metal Shed Blues remains faithful to those country-blues beginnings, but it also marks a significant step forward for the group. Singer/songwriter Mike Coykendall’s craggy voice sounds something like Bob Dylan’s might after a small hit […]

Birds And Batteries – Stray Light (2012)

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mp3 VBR~250 kbps | 76 MB | UJ | UL

Saint Thomas – There’s Only One of Me (2009)

Posted by on August 3, 2012 with No Commentsas

Apparently Saint Thomas have been around for six years now, touring with the likes of Lambchop and Of Montreal and over time developing an addiction to alcohol and prescription medications. Yep, like Amy Winehouse, they tried to make him go to rehab, and apparently he did and put together this album at the same time. […]

Will Johnson – Scorpion (2012)

Posted by on August 3, 2012 with No Commentsas

Scorpion was recorded in the wooded outskirts of Denton, Texas, at the studio of longtime bandmate, producer and engineer Matt Pence.  Also lending their skills to Scorpion are multi-instrumentalists Scott Danbom (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Sarah Jaffe), Howard Draper (Tre Orsi, Shearwater, Okkervil River) and Magnolia Electric Company’s Mikey Kapinus.Unlike Centro-matic’s Candidate Waltz or Johnson’s […]

Freeman Dre And The Kitchen Party – Old Town (2012)

Posted by on August 3, 2012 with No Commentsas

Freeman Dre has become of one Toronto’s most talked about singer-songwriters. His fresh take on Folk traditions and songwriting have garnered attention of crowds and critics around the world, his collective, Fedora Upside Down, are changing the landscape of Toronto’s downtown music scene, and his band, The Kitchen Party, are a cult following in progress.The […]

Peter Baldrachi – Back To The Start (2012)

Posted by on August 2, 2012 with No Commentsas

Back To The Start is the third solo release from Peter Baldrachi. Eleven of the twelve tracks appearing on Back To The Start were released on 2011’s Tomorrow Never Knows in September 2011.However, the record was pulled a few months after its initial release to be remixed the by Ed Stasium, (Ramones, Mick Jagger, The […]

Family Band – Grace & Lies (2012)

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It’s no surprise that the musical pairing of a visual artist and a metal guitarist winds up being as dramatic as Family Band. Vocalist Kim Krans and husband Johnny Ollsin take on the gothier side of dreamy folk on their debut album, Grace & Lies, wrapping shivery shadows of simple, heavy music up with bleak, […]

The Fresh & Onlys – Long Slow Dance (2012)

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mp3 320 kbps | 83 MB | UJ | UL