Another month has gone by and another mixtape is at your fingertips filling your ears with all that goodness you’ve been looking for. This month is not short on jams, and I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. Let me know what if anything I missed this month.
Tag: Trampled By Turtles
Happy first day of June! That means it’s time to dip into this last months mixtape. Lots of great stuff in there from all over music genres. Hope you enjoy and as always let us know if we missed a great song.
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.
Photos by Boston Concert Photography For a handful of years, I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last weekend in July at The Fort for Newport Folk Festival, partaking in what many call the best weekend of the year. Note: I still don’t say this openly around family, but for some reason I’m comfortable putting it on the internet. I bring that up for good reason. If you spend a long weekend with Newport Folk, it takes a toll on you both physically and emotionally. It’s the best kind of exhaustion—but make no mistake—it is most certainly exhaustion. Once-in-a-lifetime moment…
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9pmlv3vnr4[/youtube] [O]ne thing I was not expecting when I first heard this new Trampled by Turtles tune was for Har Mar Superstar to appear in it, although geography would probably assist on that one, but the other is just how much this new sound for TxT is like Band of Horses. The new tune in question “Wild Animals,” and accompanying video above, is super airy with breathy, sweeping harmonies, and gentle vocals that definitely bring to mind Ben Bridwell’s crooning. Look for “Wild Animals,” July 15 on Thirty Tigers.
30. Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls – Fueled by huge buzz, I mean mega mega buzz the Alabama Shakes released their first LP this year, Boys and Girls, a record that might not have been able to be talked about more than it was. This record is all built around one thing, Britney Howard’s voice. She’s got soul, she’s got that raspy, throaty voice. The music is a 60’s soul / rock hybrid that fits Howard’s voice perfectly. If you haven’t heard of this band already a thousand times, check out the record for godsakes. Listen: Alabama Shakes –…
I just got back from the Sasquatch Music Festival at the beautiful Gorge Ampitheater in Eastern Washington. It’s one of my favorite festivals because it always has a fantastic lineup and takes place in an unbelievably beautiful place. But this year I discovered another reason why it’s so great: small bands getting their chance to play for huge crowds. The festival itself welcomes 25,000 people through the gates every day, and the mainstage seats 20,000+. For some of these bands, playing the mainstage at Sasquatch (and even the side stages) is the largest crowd they’ve ever played.
As of a couple years ago, I had never heard of Trampled By Turtles. With their release of Palomino, my eyes were opened to a band quite unlike anything out there. Fast forward through multiple live shows of theirs I took in, and we get to the anticipation of another album. Here we have Stars and Satellites, consisting of a few songs I already knew, I eagerly awaited its release. To say its a beautiful album, that’d probably be an understatement. I like to think the album is a macrocosm to lead single “Alone,” its beginnings small, almost like a…
Check out a brand new track from Minnesota’s Bluegrass/Rock band Trampled By Turtles. The quintet whose music has the energy of angsty punk music and the country soul of bluegrass will release Stars and Satellites on April 10 via Thirty Tigers/RED. On this first cut “Alone,” toils in the more bluegrass side of things as it ambles along weeping through banjo plucking, fiddled ornamentation and the band’s usual dynamic and beautiful harmonizing. Later in the song, it starts to relent to the bands energy, as the dials are turned up quite a bit. Great first track froma highly anticipated album.
Check the the first single “Alone,” the album trailer and tour dates below (including a date here in Boston)