Last year was an eventful year for Greg Trooper, he wrote a large flock of new songs and hoped beginning of this year to have a new album. Away Sometimes things do something else, because there happened a few things that the production process severely disrupted. He was forced to move twice, was robbed and then received a visit from Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane left a devastating trail along the northeast coast of the U.S.. In particular, Rockaway Park, where Greg lived at that time, was very hard hit. His house was completely under water and was declared completely uninhabitable. Yet Greg Trooper refused to be put off, finally he is a trooper;-). After a few weeks with his family on spare beds have tarry, he stroked down in Brooklyn. Fortunately, now so close the Willow studios where he (Loudon Wainwright III, Elvis Costello, Sophie B Hawkins) undisturbed started it with his bag full of musical baggage. With his old buddy, producer Stewart Lerman Songs full of human emotions fateful situations, soul-searching, floundering but also with hope and resilience to look to find happiness and better times ahead. Surrounded by some of his favorite musicians as strings virtuoso Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Willie Nelson) drummer Kenneth Blevins (John Hiatt) and with guest appearances by Lucy Wainwright Roche and son Jack on drums made Greg Trooper again a beautiful and atmospheric album.
Monsters celebrates our 10th anniversary and includes our so called best, most rare plus unreleased songs. The songs feature other artists like Spinvis, Kettel, David Eugene Edwards (16 horsepower) and beautiful photography by Fukuma Umi.
A record that is equal parts beauty and venom, Ski Mask percolates with the kind of polymorphous pop and hooky, left-of-center rock songs that have long been the band’s stock and trade. Arguably the most sonically diverse albumP3 320 KBPS Islands has ever made (which is saying something), Ski Mask plays out like Thorburn’s personal frustrations writ large. Songs like “Death Drive” “Nil” and “Of Corpse” balance beautiful melodies against some of the darkest lyrical missives that Thorburn has ever written.
This collaboration of roots pop married couple Guthrie and Irion with Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone continues the bond of the Wilco musicians with the Guthrie family first established with 1998 and 2000’s Mermaid Ave. projects. It was then that Tweedy took Woody Guthrie’s unpublished lyrics and set them to new music. The approach here […]
Prolific Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist Craig Duncan’s Blue Suede Bluegrass collection includes 13 spirited instrumental renditions of Elvis Presley hits like “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Love Me Tender,” and more, all performed with textbook precision by some of the area’s finest session players. mp3 320 kbps | 98 MB | UL | […]
Mariee Sioux’s impressive debut album Faces In The Rocks is one of those rare concoctions of beautiful simplicity and haunting intricacies that is absolutely captivating and timeless. Mariee’s sweet voice and poetic folk song structures call to mind Kath Bloom or Marissa Nadler, yet her delicate arrangements mix elements of bluegrass and Native American music. […]
With American recording studios open to him for the first time, Jesse Winchester traveled to Nashville and enlisted producer Norbert Putnam, who assembled the elements of the Nashville sound, with its strings and horns and backup choruses, to make an album that moved him more toward lush country and especially R&B. Winchester’s flexible voice, capable […]
Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty collects 18 cuts from mercurial post-punk/indie pop/garage folk legends Camper Van Beethoven, marking the group’s first foray into the murky world of the “career overview.” Like the band’s nearly 25-year career, Strength and Beauty is built on the CVB holy trinity of endurance, charisma, and attitude, all […]