Featured Friday Music Shuffle – Jason Vorhees Mix

Time to offer up our weekly selection of music from our Featured Artists of the Month.  Today the shuffle takes us on a musical journal from Burlington, Vermont to New Jersey by way of Nashville, Tennessee. 
Lawrence Welks and Our Bear to Cross – this band first came to our attention through an Area Code feature on Stereogum.  The song today, is one I download from that article: Psalm 39 from their Lawrence Welks Does God release.  I find it very hard to explain what it is I like so much about this whacked out bunch. So, I try not to think too much about it…

Vinyl Thief are up with the title-track from their latest release – Rebel Hill. By the way, the name Vinyl Thief makes me think about this theory Rex Silo and I came up with back in the day. After watching Louis Malle’s Murmur of the Heart and Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva is close proximity to each other, and (from my poor memory) both movies are set in France and have scenes where someone steals a jazz album), which lead to our theory that “The French love Jazz, but they don’t like to pay for it.) Whew, a long way to go for a connection which is probably not at all what the band had in mind.  Anyway, Rebel Hill! Check it out:

And finally, we close with Big Wilson River with the lead off track from their Octopus album which came out late last year. Eighty Dead Armadillos has a impressive mescaline influenced western/rodeo/deserty feel.  Pretty good for a New Jersey band.  Grant it, by now, nothing surprises me about the awesome music coming from the Garden State.

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