Over the past 3 decades, Don Howland’s been a crucial figure whichever crossroads where Depression-era country blues and ’76 punk intersect (occasionally obeying the rules of the road but often resulting in a musical wrecks the likes of which few witnesses can unsee/unhear). We could spend the next several hours cataloging the highlights of Howland’s respective tenures in the Gibson Brothers, Ego Summit, Wooden Tit, Bassholes and Burning Bus.
The new CD-and-DVD set Hear the Bang: The Life and Music of Denny Lile blends Lile’s brilliant and visionary unreleased debut album with a documentary film that tells his ultimately tragic story. Within its fabric lie 16 songs that foreshadow the arrival of the Americana genre and were recorded at the same time as Neil Young’s foundational Harvest album. Lile’s story also stands as a broader fable. It parallels that of many other formidable regional talents who lived and died in obscurity within the sprawling landscape of American popular music.
Bob Collum returns to themes from his homeland for this superlative release Little Rock may be the capital of the state neighbouring his beloved Oklahoma but it lends its name to the title of this 10-track album and the opening number which steers the record in a semi alt-country rock direction. However the true spiritual sound of the album centres round the gorgeous pedal steel courtesy of Allan Kelly.
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Tracklist: 01. The Black Keys – Dearest 02. Jon Brion – Everyday 03. Paul McCartney – It’s So Easy 04. Florence + the Machine – Not Fade Away 05. Cee Lo Green – (You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care 06. Karen Elson – Crying, Waiting, Hoping 07. Julian Casablancas – Rave On 08. Jenny […]
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320 kbps|114 MB| UL | UA | OB | TB This Dunedin quartet might be headed by a singing, surfing Californian, yet forget any exercise in cruisy, background grooves, a la the territory of Jack Johnson and Donavan Frankenreiter.