The Highest Order is composed of One Hundred Dollars members SImone Schmidt, Paul Mortimer and Kyle Porter, joined by drummer Simone TB. The newly minted group will release their debut album, If It’s Real.The album was recorded with producer Jeff McMurrich (Fucked Up, Owen Pallett, the Luyas). It takes One Hundred Dollars’ rootsy sound in a more trippy, atmospheric direction, with “Lonely Weekends” pairing dramatic vocal quivers with a heady psych groove and the chilled-out “Chain Mail” cloaking its waltz-time folksiness in reverb.
According to a press release, If It’s Real is “a journey through cosmic country and classic rock, inspired by the likes of Gene Clark, the International Submarine Band and New Riders of the Purple Sage.” It includes covers of “Luxury Liner” by Gram Parsons and “Lonely Weekends” by Charlie Rich.
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A New Canadian sensation, no less. Hotel Morphée, lead by sirene/violinist Laurence Nerbonne, makes arty rock (think Karkwa, think dEUS, think La Patère Rose) that stirs a lot of black and white gothic images, nouvelle vague scènes, long dark hair blown by the wind, that kind of stuff. It’s music that makes you want to wear a black turtleneck or suit up. David Lynch must be an influence.
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Raised by a novelist and a community organizer in rural New England, Anais Mitchell grew up listening to Dylan and the Dead, Cohen, Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Ani, Dar Williams and Tori Amos. At 18, she moved to Boston, where she did time at open mikes and the Park St. T station. At twenty, she moved to Austin, where she released her debut album, “The Song They Sang When Rome Fell.” The Kerrville Folk Festival honored her work with the prestigious New Folk award in 2003. She graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 2004 with a degree in political science. Anais has spent extensive time in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, studying languages (Spanish, German, and Arabic) and international politics, bringing a worldly depth to her writing – which she presents to her audience with a graceful presence of spirit.
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Towards 1968’s end, Bobbie was teamed up with Capitol’s other top country-pop crossover act, Glen Campbell. Somehow their album of duets rarely sounded more than perfunctory, in spite of great arrangers and another eye-catching cover. No matter, a version of Mornin’ Glory – nowhere near as good as the Delta Sweete version – charted, and […]
In honor of Record Store Day 2013 Austin native and folk singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz is offering a new live release, Live at the Troubadour. The five song EP was was recorded the famed Los Angeles venue and features longtime collaborators Nathanial Smith (cello) and Alex Hargreaves (violin.) FLAC | 110 MB | UL | CL
Tracks: 01. No Time 02. Home 03. I Won’t Fly Away 04. Change 05. Tennessee Moons 06. How to Fish 07. Another Day 08. Treading Water 09. So Close 10. Come Quickly 11. Intro (Live) 12. No Time (Live) 13. Home (Live) 14. I Won’t Fly Away (Live) 15. Change (Live) 16. How to Fish […]