Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! No, you’re not one too many eggnogs in, I said Thanksgiving. I’ll tell ya why. It’s the time of year that we find ourselves taking a step back and looking at all that presented itself to us throughout the last 365 days. In the music world, that often means a “Best of” list, but outside of that, it usually means taking stock of a whole host of other things. And this post might just be a combination of those two things, as while it’s obvious 2018 pushed forward just as much great music as years past, there’s…
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The month of March is over, and it’s time for the world to bloom a bit. This month was especially difficult to keep the total tracks to 40. Editing down, we’ve got great new stuff from Natalie Prass, to Erin Rae, Ry Cooder, Hiss Golden Messengerand so much more. I’m so so stoked on this mixtape and I hope you like it as much as I do. As always, let us know what we’ve missed (if anything), and please do enjoy.
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Another fantastic month of new music, and it was quite a feat just to get this down to 40 songs. Let us know what we missed, or what you like in the comments below.
Jeremy Messersmith – Blue Sky Check out Jeremy Messersmith’s Blue Sky, an homage to everything going on at the Occupy Wall Street protests. The acoustic driven song sounds every bit like Paul Simon. Messersmith as always does a fantastic job painting an elegant picture with his lyrical eloquence and sentimental delivery. Really enjoying this one.
I received a copy of Jeremy Messersmith’s Reluctant Graveyard at the end of last year. Through all the madness that is ‘end of the year’ lists I didn’t get a real chance to express how much I really loved The Reluctant Graveyard. I missed out on posting this when it was new, but its well worth a mention now more than ever.
The Minnesota based songwriter admittedly painted this album in the image of the Beatles, its seriously all over it. See above ‘Dillinger Eyes’ or ‘Violet’ if you don’t believe me. In absolutely no way is it a bad thing either. The album is flipping amazing. I’ve seriously listened to it too much.
Whats so fantastic about this album is the lyrics and art behind them. In ‘Dillinger Eyes’ the song is a fun bouncy track about a case of mistaken identity leading to eventual demise, its all told with a mood that’s kind of funny, a self deprecating homicide song if you will. Messersmith’s ability to tell these stories on the album with the mood and tone he uses is what immediately drew me to this album. These are just perfect pop songs.
Further than the album, Messersmith released a new youtube video (below) where he sings a medley of songs where the lyrics are commonly mistaken. Using flash cards a la Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” he reveals the mistaken lyrics… for example the Ramones ‘I wanna be sedated’ mistaken for ‘I wanna piece of bacon.’ Its all done so well and hilariously funny.