Month: August, 2011

New Music | Jones Street Station – The Understanding

Jones Street Station – The Understanding Check out Brooklyn-based Jones Street Station, another fantastic sounding bluegrass band from the New York scene.  A simple, country, folk, bluegrass band that can harmonize like nobody’s business. The band recently collaborated with actor Danny Pudi (Abed on NBC’s Community) and filmmaker Adam Reid (Hello Lonesome) to create a music [...]

Video | Blitzen Trapper – Love The Way You Walk Away

In support of their upcoming album, American Goldwing, Portland’s Blitzen Trapper released a video for single “Love the Way You Walk Away.”  I’m always particularly excited to hear new material from these guys; I’ve been a huge fan for a long while, I’ve seen them multiple times live and they always bring the goods.  This [...]

New Music | Brown Bird – Thunder & Lightning

Brown Bird – Thunder and Lightning Providence, RI duo Brown Bird recently announced the the release of their newest full length album, Salt for Salt, being released October 18th, 2011 on Supply & Demand Music.  Their sunday early show at Newport Folk Festival this year opened a lot of ears to one absolutely fantastic, dark, moody [...]

Video | Tiny Desk Concert – James Vincent McMorrow

Check out Dublin’s James Vincent McMorrow, one of the best crooners around performing at “This Old Dark Machine,” “Sparrow And The Wolf,” “Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree,” & “Red Dust” at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. and catch him on tour

Video | The Dodos – Good

Yesterday San Fran’s The Dodos debuted their new video for their track ‘Good’ off of their recent album No Color which was out back in March. It’s a fantastic album that is well worth having in your collection for this year. As well as the video they also released a free live recording of a [...]

New Music | Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune

Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune Vancouver based singer songwriter Dan Mangan is set to release his new album Oh Fortune, as well as a US tour in support of the album.  Mangan’s sound is that of sincerity, and on this album a sense of increased maturity.  The current offering is his title track “Oh Fortune,” [...]

Video | The Highway – Set Me Free

Check out video for Brooklyn / Boston band, The Highway’s “Set Me Free.”An energetic, indie rock that has some really catchy hooks.  The video is a total trip, with a 60s style & black and white illusion graphics goes well with their guitar driven throwback rock sound that reminds me of Sweden’s garage rock band [...]

Review | Active Child – You Are All I See

Photo by Ricky Chapman Active Child – Playing House It’s been just one year since Active Child’s acclaimed EP launched his name. The moniker of Pat Grossi, Active Child’s first full-length album You Are All I See is out today and it’s everything and nothing that you’d expect. As I was first listening to the [...]

New Music | Cass McCombs – The Same Thing

Cass McCombs – The Same Thing Cass McCombs is yet again releasing another album, Humor Risk, which was recorded in various homes and studios in California, New York, New Jersey and Chicago, and was produced by Cass and Ariel Rechtshaid, with whom he created Wit’s End, and Catacombs.  His first cut is the rhythmic slow burner “The Same Thing.” As usual for Cass’ [...]

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Yellow Missing Signs

SSLYBY – Yellow Missing Signs Rolling Stone featured SSLYBY (I’m not typing it again!) today for their unreleased track Yellow Missing Signs, a track that will actually be released on a huge compilation entitled Tape Club. Tape Club is is a compilation of a huge backlog(about 100 tracks) of material written and recorded by the [...]

This Saturday | JP Music Festival

Mix tape: The first-ever JP Music Festival is Saturday, August 20, 2011 by JPMusicFestival As if we weren’t lucky enough to live in a fantastic city, with one of the best burgeoning music scenes in the country, but this saturday, a completely free, totally awesome festival is going on in Jamaica Plain. What is supremely interesting [...]

Video | Okkervil River – I Guess We Lost

Far From Home Ep#17 Okkervil River “I Guess We Lost” from Into The Woods on Vimeo. Check out Okkervil River at the Crystal Ballroom back in June filmed playing a b-side from I Am Very Far, their recent release that is on Jagjaguwar. Check out “I Guess We Lost,” and for gods sake, buy I [...]

New Music | Deer Tick – Miss K

Deer Tick – Miss K. Providence’s Deer Tick’s upcoming new release has been on my list of must listens since it was being recorded. They are just one of those bands that are iconic to the music scene I follow; I just love these guys, live, recorded and everything in between so I’m excited just [...]

New Music | Perfect Weather

Perfect Weather – Maybe So Another Seattle outfit, Perfect Weather is putting a familiar spin on indie rock. Their sound perfectly describes the emerald city’s perfect weather. It just sounds like Seattle. They’re recording their first full-length album in the fall and worth keeping an eye on. Check them out! Facebook | Twitter | Website

Video Session | James Vincent McMorrow @ Chasing The Moon

James Vincent McMorrow @ Chasing The Moon from Scott McDowell on Vimeo. Not to inundate, but James Vincent McMorrow is well worth multiple posts per week, and well this session is extremely fantastic. He’s well worth the price of admission, and if you have the chance, I strongly suggest taking in a show of his. [...]