Month: December, 2010

David Wax Museum’s Born with a Broken Heart

Born With A Broken Heart Boston based folk band David Wax Musem craft Latin / Americana / Folk music by fusing Mexican roots with country, folk, and rock.  With an assortment of lesser known instruments (Whats a quijada anyway?) they perform some amazing sounding music.  Gaining momentum after their show at the Newport Folk Festival [...]

a Music Savage December Mixtape

This is my mixtape for December. This marks the entire calendar year of mixtapes.  One Per month.  Happy Holidays, hope you enjoy it. Tracklist: Middle Brother – Me Me Me Sweaters – Can’t Stop Winning Beady Eye – Four Letter Word Turbo Fruits – Keepin’ On G. Love – Fixin to Die Wye Oak – [...]

Secret Sisters ft. Jack White – Big River

Secret Sisters ft. Jack White – Big River (Johnny Cash Cover) by musicsavage This Secret Sisters’ Cover of Johnny Cash’s Big River might just be one of the most rollicking and wild covers I’ve heard in a long while.  Big ups to Jack White’s bluesy riffs and frenetic soloing.  This is such a good time, [...]

Beady Eye – Four Letter Word

Liam Gallagher’s band, Beady Eye, also known as the Noel-less Oasis, are set out to release a full length album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, on 28th February 2011.  The video above is for the opening track on the album, entitled Four Letter Word. What I’ve noticed between this track, and the original taster they released, Bring the [...]

Joe Pug Undercover Session

Joe Pug performs a few of his tracks at Undercover – ‘How Good You Are’, ‘Unsophisticated Heart’ and ‘Call It What You Will’. The session is really beautiful and the sound is so fantastic.  Joe Pug’s music is earnest and so enjoyable, I’ve seen him multiple times and I can honestly say, his live shows [...]

The Decemberists – January Hymn

January Hymn January Hymn is the second shared track from the Decemberists’ upcoming release, the King is Dead. January Hymn is near the archetype for a Decemberist track.  In no way is that a bad thing.  Meloy employ’s his trademark vocals, the subtle echo that feels like a tremble.  The track feels as though its [...]

Middle Brother releases Me Me Me

Me Me Me If you haven’t heard of them, Middle Brother, is made of Deer Tick’s John McCauley, Dawes frontman, Taylor Goldsmith, and Delta Spirit frontman, Matt Vasquez.  Together they form a young supergroup that I couldn’t be more excited to hear them play together. These guys are making rock music the way it should [...]

David Wax Museum Video Premiere on NPR

Boston’s David Wax Museum released their lead single a few weeks ago through their email list.  Yesterday, they release the video premiere to NPR on All Songs Considered. Check the video, and read the interview. Then get yourself ready for their upcoming album, “Everything is Saved” to be released February 8, 2011.

Hey Marseilles – Rio [Acoustic Video]

Check out the absolutely beautiful acoustic version of Hey Marseille’s Rio.  The track comes from their album To Travels and Trunks which released this year.

Coconut Records – It’s Christmas

It’s Christmas Coconut Records has released a Christmas track.  Always fun, and lighthearted this track will please any christmas lover. Put on your ugly sweater and listen away.

New Music | G.Love – Fixin To Die

Fixin To Die I’ve been following G.Love since ‘Baby’s Got Sauce’, been to lots of his live shows, I’ve got nearly all of his albums; he’s poised to release yet another one coming up in February. His new album, titled ‘Fixin to Die’ recorded at Echo Mountain Church in North Carolina; was produced and played [...]

PJ Harvey’s The Last Living Rose [Video]

Check out the video for PJ Harvey’s The Last Living Rose, a track off her upcoming album, Let England Shake, available on Vagrant Records, February 15th.  The video was directed by the award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy (, who has directed series of videos to accompany all 12 songs on ‘Let England Shake’. The 12 videos [...]

Toro Y Moi – Still Sound

Still Sound I finally broke down and listened to Toro y Moi’s new track, Still Sound.  Not sure why I waited so long but, the South Carolina native, Chazwick Bundick’s bedroom project turned recording artist is releasing another album entitled, Underneath the Pine, a companion record to his debut release (Causers of This).  “Still Sound” [...]

Rural Alberta Advantage releases new track

Stamp Rural Alberta Advantage’s debut release, Hometowns, was one of my favorites from 2008, their music is earnest, expressive, and full of energy.  Their upcoming release, Departing will release on 3/1 via Saddle Creek.  Check out the new track, Stamp, and if you haven’t heard Hometowns, you should grab that now.

Bright Eyes – Shell Games

Shell Games Conor Oberst finally getting back to his original project, Bright Eyes. They have announced a new album, The People’s Key, which will release on February 15th 2011 on Saddle Creek Records. The People’s Key – the band’s seventh studio album – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga. Check out the first single, [...]