Posts by date : January 2013

Robin Trower – Roots and Branches [Repost@320] (2013)

Posted by Zorn on January 31, 2013 with 1 Commentas

roIt’s been 40 years – give or take a month or two – since Robin Trower left Procul Harum. Since then, he has been far from idle and has nearly 30 solo albums to prove it. He has also worked with other artists, most notably with Brian Ferry (as both player and producer).Roots and Branches features a number of new songs which happily rub shoulders with covers of blues and R’N B classics. Initially, the album was conceived as an all-covers affair, as Robin confirms: ”I started off thinking I would do a complete album of covers. I wanted to get as far away from the originals as possible. I came up with half a dozen arrangements, which I felt were different enough.”
Then the project escalated. ”I ended up writing some new songs as well. I have tried to make the new songs be influenced by what I have done with the classics, so the album blends together.”

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds – On The Verge (2013)

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fabouMaking their Severn Records debut, the Fabulous Thunderbirds mark a new beginning with On the Verge, a departure for the blues rockers as they explore their soulful side. Front front man Kim Wilson notes, ”we’re defining our own genre.” With On the Verge the T-Birds have crafted a fresh sound, one that’s sure to satisfy diehard fans while bringing new blood into the fold of the band’s faithful legion.

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Paal Flaata – Wait By The Fire (Songs Of Chip Taylor) (2012)

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paalChip Taylor is the American singer songwriter who wrote Wild Thing and Angel In The Morning before he started out as a professional gambler. Paal Flaata is the Norwegian singer songwriter who was the perfect voice in Midnight Choir before he went solo. Now Paal has made a CD with Chip Taylor’s songs.  Wait By The FIre contains 10 songs by Chip Taylor, some new and some old. The last song on the album, This Darkest Day, was written in Halden, Norway the night after July 22. 2011 as a comment to the atrocities at Utoya and in Oslo that same day. It blends well with the rest of the songs, also old favorites like Angel Of the Morning, which has got a stripped down arrangement that suits Pall Flaata’s voice well.

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Jimbo Mathus – Blue Light (2012)

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Jimbo Mathus has traveled a strange and convoluted musical journey since his 1967 birth in Oxford, Mississippi. As a member of Johnny Vomit & The Dry Heaves, he was part of a punk rock band. He was a founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, who combined Delta blues with New Orleans jazz. His solo […]

Yarn – Leftovers Vol. 2 (2012)

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Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a […]

Air Review – Low Wishes (2013)

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Like the comparable Arcade Fire, Air Review have sought to present themselves as symbols, but there’s a key difference: Arcade Fire were already symbols, and The Suburbs was a commentary on their “people”, if you will. Low Wishes is more of a suggestion of representation than a commentary. Air Review, somewhat miraculously, manage to pull […]

Bourbon Boys – Shotguns, Trucks & Cattle (2013)

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Tracklist: 01. Beast Of Bourbon 02. Rattlesnake 03. Hellfire 04. Hillbilly Heart 05. Pour Some Bourbon On Me 06. Bowhunting Song 07. Cormorant Blues 08. Country Highway 09. Rock ‘n’ Rollin Man 10. Moonshine Boulevard 11. Drinkin My Woman Away 12. Road 99 13. Bonus: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Woman and Booze mp3 320 kbps | […]

Beth Hart – The Best Of (2013)

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Tracklist: 01. Your Heart Is As Black As Night (4:59) 02. One Eyed Chicken (4:52) 03. Over You (4:20) 04. Soul Shine (4:32) 05. I’ll Take Care Of You (5:12) 06. Baddest Blues (4:47) 07. Bottle of Jesus (3:18) 08. Better Man (3:46) 09. Caught Out In The Rain (7:12) 10. Lay Your Hands On […]

Tim McGraw – Tim McGraw & Friends (2013)

Posted by Zorn on January 30, 2013 with No Commentsas

Tim McGraw has a long history of recording with his Nashville buddies, and sadly, the majority of these tunes dont end up on his albums. They are scattered throughout the vast musical landscape. This collection puts a couple hands-full together, as a last gasp for Tim’s former record label. Shameless as it may be, it’s […]

Clem Snide – Songs We Made Part 2 (2013)

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This collection is the second batch of songs Eef Barzelay has co-created with his fans over the last couple years. Tracklist: 01 Jesus Price 02 Suzy 03 Hillary 04 Amy II 05 Nina 06 Alison 07 Marceline 08 Mia 09 Yvette 10 Nicola mp3 320 kbps | 82 MB | UL | CL

The Grass Cats – The Mountains My Baby and Me (2012)

Posted by Zorn on January 30, 2013 with 1 Commentas

The Mountains My Baby And Me is the eighth New Time Records project from this North Carolina quintet. The CD opens with the title track and first single. Written by band members Russell Johnson and Rick Lafleur, the songs fiery instrumentation and seamless harmony weave together for some high octane top shelf bluegrass. Over half […]

Cabinet – Leap (2012)

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Comprised of JP Biondo (mandolin/vocals), Mickey Coviello (guitar), Pappy Biondo (banjo/vocals), Dylan Skursky (bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle) and Jami Novak (drums), the band reworked many classic tunes that hard core fans will recognize from tour rotation, as well as unleashed some songs not previously performed before. A jam juggernaut, part bluegrass, rock and country, Cabinet […]

Jehro – Cantina Paradise (2011)

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Continuing to develop the Latin and Caribbean-inspired acoustic pop sound that earned him a Prix Constantin nomination for his 2006 self-titled second album, Marseilles singer/songwriter Jérôme Cotta, aka Jehro, delves into the worlds of reggae, calypso, bossa nova, and beachside folk-pop on his summery third solo effort, Cantina Paradise, which features nine English and two […]

The Black Lillies – 100 Miles of Wreckage (2011)

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The Black Lillies turn this to their advantage on their second album, 100 Years of Wreckage, a stunningly crafted and often inspired tour through country, bluegrass, folk, blues, and soft rock that largely ignores genre distinction in favor of top-notch performances and understated professionalism. mp3 160 kbps | 62 MB | UL

The Moons – Fables of History (2012)

Posted by Zorn on January 29, 2013 with No Commentsas

Sounds of the ’60s and ’70s never seem to fade despite pundits quickly writing off many a band’s failed attempts to emulate said era. Last year saw Toy Horses pull it off and this year it looks like The Moons could do just that. Despite their first album, Life On Earth, sliding under the radar […]

Pigbag – Year Of The Pigbag (2013)

Posted by Zorn on January 29, 2013 with 1 Commentas

Pigbag, the short-lived U.K. funk-infused post-punk act best known for its jam “Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag,” returns this March with Year of the Pigbag, the first new record in three decades from the newly reformulated act.The genre-straddling band, originally active from 1980 to 1983, reunited in 2011 with a new lineup featuring original […]

Tamara Kaboutchek – Full Moon Doll (2010)

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Tracks: 01.The Fly And The Ant 02.I Won’t Tell You 03.Between Two Fires 04.Deep Inside The Mind 05.Save Your Skin 06.Heaven Inside 07.Tiny Funny Phobias 08.Some Crazy Things 09.Full Moon Doll 10.My Own Galaxy 11.Follow The Crow 12.Glass Of Wine 13.Suave Mama mp3 VBR~170 kbps | 62 MB | UL

Merle Haggard & Leona Williams – Old Loves Never Die (2001)

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This superb release is an album in two halves, the first ten tracks feature both Leona Williams and Merle Haggard performing duets and the remaining eighteen are just Leona.Bear Family Records have done their usual excellent production job with Old Loves Never Die, showcasing the broad talents of two of country music’s most talented artistes […]

Joe Giddings – All Themes Considered (2012)

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Joe Giddings is a producing, arranging, song/jingle writing, film scoring musician. He has a CD out in 2003 on Notlame records called “All the People Some of the Time” under the moniker ‘The JTG Implosion’. It too is power-pop/pomp å la The Raspberries, Jellyfish, Queen, Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne, The Beatles, and his previous […]

Josh Slone – Josh Slone & Coaltown (2011)

Posted by Zorn on January 29, 2013 with 1 Commentas

Band: • Cruz Hardwick – Tenor (Vocal) • Gerald Evans – Fiddle • John Vandiver – Mandolin • Josh Sloane & Coaltown – Guitar, Producer, Vocals • Kim Gardner – Dobro • Kris Rasnake – Banjo • Matt DeSpain – Dobro • Ollie Risner – Banjo • Otis Lynn Dillon – Baritone (Vocal), Mixing • […]