Before recording her latest offering, Philadelphia-based Carsie Blanton told producer Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) that she wanted to make a record that married Elvis Costello with the Band. That’s not quite what we have—it’s a more interesting example of contemporary songwriting, more informed by the New Orleans jazz Blanton clearly loves (she dedicated the album to the city as well as to producer Wood) and Wood’s own deft touches as producer, arranger and for the track “Little Death”, co-writer.Idiot Heart’s 12 songs are funny, heartbreaking and evidence of a remarkable talent that’s about to come into full bloom. Witness the fun and freewheeling titular track “Backbone”, which seems tailor-made for a Nashville audiences with its sassy bass lines and unadorned delivery from its author, or the Rickie Lee Jones-meets-Billie Holiday closer “Honest Truth”.A refreshing record from a refreshing talent poised to become a major musical force.
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Some bands this year will release good records, and a very small number will release excellent ones. But Jamaica Plain, Mass.-based trio Krill has accomplished something exceedingly rare by fabricating — in a breathtakingly brief 10 hours of studio time — a whole and quirky sonic universe all its own. A universe that, we imagine, has the same fidelity to perspective and logic as an episode of “Ren & Stimpy.” Indeed, the threesome’s sophomore collection Lucky Leaves boasts 11 clever and patient compositions, but each is a crooked house of cards, each adheres to an off-world gravity tugging steadily on wiry and sparkling guitar lines, rubbery bass and drumming that approximates the collective cadence of a few wind-up toys running concurrently but intermittently. The sum of all this is a rock critic’s dream record, one that boasts a singular world-view from a charming coterie, complete with smart-guy time signatures, syncopation and instrumental interplay, nuance and dynamics, all beholden to a masterful economy. While some bands succeed by doing a few things right, Krill surpasses whatever expectations anyone might have had by doing Everything right.
David Gogo has done it again! As one of Canada’s hardest working and most prolific blues virtuosos he has crafted a new album that not only honors traditional blues but also gets you dancing with some good old gritty rock and roll. The aptly titled Come On Down features twelve diverse tunes; six reinvented yet classic covers and six originals inspired by his recent pilgrimage along the ”Blues Trail” in Memphis, Mississippi and Alabama. Gogo has invited some seriously talented friends to join him on these songs. Come On Down takes you to a place where Robert Johnson meets the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac meets Ray Charles.
“Mississippi Hill Country” strongly represents the Hill Country style of Blues that is credited to the kingpins of the genre…. Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside. Tracks: 1. Buy One Get One Free 2. Red Eye Flight 3. Heartless 4. Times Are Changing 5. Nothing Stays The Same 6. Let You Go 7. Mississippi Hill Country […]
Soulful, expressive, intelligent songs from Melbourne-born singer and songwriter Shelley Segal and guitarist-songwriter-singer Adam Levy, guitar player for Norah Jones, Tracey Chapman and Ani Difranco.Presenting the exclusive Sydney appearance by Shelley & Adam, whose eight song collaboration entitled ‘Little March’ , is an exquisite example of the art of songwriting and singing. Bespoke songs that […]
Flipsong is a French band that sings in English (with some exceptions) in a very pop record, so The Beatles. Tracks: 01. Intro 02. Life in the Arctic 03. Magic Fingers 04. Gone Gone Gone 05. Les Sextoys 06. A Place Called Home 07. Blood Red Leaves 08. Bye Bye Beautiful Baby 09. Nobody Needs […]
Few records effortlessly ooze a natural embodiment of their influences like the new album from The Greek Theatre. Sounding like an undiscovered early seventies West Coast classic the group envelop Americana bleached with LA psych and Surfs Up Beach Boys. mp3 128 kbps | 40 MB | UL
Tracklist: 01.- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 02.- Thunder road 03.- Born to run [04:28] 04.- Badlands (2010 Remastered Version) 05.- The promised land (2010 Remastered Version) 06.- Hungry heart 07.- Atlantic city 08.- Born in the U.S.A. 09.- Dancing in the dark 10.- Brilliant disguise 11.- Human touch 12.- Streets Of Philadelphia 13.- The ghost […]