Tired Pony, if you haven’t heard of it, is a side project from Peter Buck from REM, Richard Colburn from Belle & Sebastian, Gary Lightbody and Iain Archer from Snow Patrol, Garret Lee, Scott McCaughey and Troy Stewart. The band also features some back up from M. Ward, Tom Smith, and Zooey Deschanel. So immediately, this is some kind of superband. Their forthcoming album, The Place We Ran From, has been released in the UK, and releases to the US on September 28th. You can pre order The Place We Ran From from Amazon now. Look for a US tour…
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I’ve posted a video of Chief here before, and actually posted this same song. But this one stands out, it’s an acoustic performance in London. The performance is hypnotizing, its a really great song, and sounds so fantastic.
A new single from Mississippi’s Dent May is here and if you liked That Feeling, check out the smooth Love Boat-like Eastover Wives featuring Charles Roy Washington on sax. Both tracks were mastered by Rusty Santos, and will likely appear on Dent’s forthcoming Paw Tracks full-length. Pre-order here.
Blitzen Trapper plays their unreleased track ‘Takin it Easy Too Long’ a song that I just heard them play live at Newport Folk Festival. The video was recorded at in-studio at thealternativeside.org. Check out the TAS blog which includes a video recording of ‘Below the Hurricane’ Don’t forget Blitzen Trapper is touring with Guided By Voices this November, and will be here in Boston for two nights during that stretch. Check their calendar here.
Outta Here Lonely Lonely Night Juston Stens, former drummer of Dr. Dog, is offering up his debut EP for the cost of an email address. With that payment, you’ll be the proud owner of Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang’s EP. The sound is quite similar in style to Dr. Dog, it’s got that soul rock style that Dr. Dog is known for. The full length is in the works and should be recorded later this year. With Dan Auerbach on as producer, this should be a very interesting sound. Really looking forward to it. Keep an eye out…
Hands off My Cash, Monty Two Door Cinema Club recently released an unreleased demo of theirs. If you haven’t heard it already, their album, Tourist History, is highly recommended. If you’d like to hear more from them, check their myspace, or read / listen to some of the posts I’ve written on them.
Jimmy Eat World – “My Best Theory” by Some Kind of Awesome Their first album in three years, Inverted, is due out September 28. Is it just me or are you hearing Duran Duran in this? What do you think?
Harlem River Blues Justin Townes Earle’s follow up to his fantastic album Midnight at the Movies is set to be released September 14th. The aforementioned new album, Harlem River Blues, first single has been released for download at the cost of an email address. The title track to the new album has a real country twang a choral influenced harmony section. This is a great addition to his body of work.
Weezer – Memories by Hypetrak Here’s the first track to surface off the band’s upcoming Hurley (out September 14). Weezer recently signed to indie label, Silver Lake Lounge, after they ended a 15 year relationship with Geffen.