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 be done. They carry the torch passed on by the Springsteens and Petty’s of yesteryear. Their first appearance came about at SxSW this year, when they were just the MG&V moniker. As a member of their mailing list, they gave out a holiday gift to…
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.
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.
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.
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 on by Seth and Scott Avett. The title track, Fixin to Die, originally written by Booker T Washington White, is a blues track with all the foot stomping, hand clapping rhythms and G. Love’s trademark vocals and blues harmonica. The production sounds really great and…
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 (http://seamusmurphy.com), who has directed series of videos to accompany all 12 songs on ‘Let England Shake’. The 12 videos features still and moving images from a 5,000 mile road-trip Murphy undertook around England. He has worked similarly with still photography on journeys through America and Russia.
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” is a ethereal lo-fi funk gem. If you slept on this, I suggest you check this out as soon as you can. Underneath the Pine releases February 22nd.
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.
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, Shell Games, which is available for free download on Saddle Creek’s website.