From the first note out of your speakers, this gem takes you to a different time and place entirely. Is this a lost album from 60′s psych movement? Or a reissue of a nuggets band that slipped through the cracks? The answer is none of the above, this is a current band from Chicago who have discovered how to perfectly channel their music from a different era. Every aspect of this psychedelic pop record will lure you in, from the great guitar hooks, to the creepy voodoo organs, to the male and female vocal harmonies, right on down to the fact it was recorded with a vintage tape setup brings you right back to the roots of garage psych. A bit darker then the band’s debut LP on Southpaw earlier this year but just as solid.
Raised on rock-and-roll and trained in Kentucky bluegrass, the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers have been living on the ragged edge of the genre for over a decade now, playing what one critic has dubbed “revisionist bluegrass”. On Myths & Routines, their fourth album, electric guitar and drums are added to the bluegrass-y mix, pulling the sound even further from the traditional shore. It’s the songwriting, though, that continues makes this band stand apart. Recorded at Shangri-la Studios in Lexington, KY under the guiding hand of engineer Duane Lundy (Ben Sollee, Jim James, Vandaveer, These United States), Myths & Routines is the newest revision for this revisionist bluegrass band, one that may end up meeting the folk-leaning indie rock world somewhere in the middle.
Tracklist: 1 Armistice (Sundark And Riverlight Demo) 2 Teignmouth (Live At Hilles House) 3 Brother JohnThe Marriage (Featuring Final Fantasy – Live 2007) 4 Walpurgisnacht (Demo 1999) 5 Pigeon Song (Sundark And Riverlight Outtake) mp3 320 kbps | 53 MB | UL | TB
Martha Wainwright comes from a family that some would call “musical royalty”. She is the daughter of Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, and sister of Rufus Wainwright, yet she writes and sings with a style completely her own. After several tours as opener and band-mate for Rufus, and appearances on his albums, Martha made […]
Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie collects recordings of Mitchell’s interpretations of the legendary folkie’s songs going as far back as that 1998 one-day album. The 13 tracks are ceaselessly charming and often cut the preciousness inherent to kid’s music with a subtle sense of humor and reverence walking hand in hand with […]
The first solo album in 13 years from Donald Fagen, Morph The Cat is another contemporary classic from half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Steely Dan. With Fagan’s adventurous musical depth, uniquely layered lyrics and entertaining subject matter (from a conversation with the ghost of Ray Charles to a romantic liaison […]