Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – This is a Mix Mix

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We’ve arrived at  the mid-point of the week. Busy, busy…  Let’s get to the awesome shuffle we have for today:

First up, we have another song off the fantabulous newish album by our good friends, The Dead Exs who are back in New York after conquering the hell out of Texas.  The new album is called Relovolution and today’s song is the scorching Get Over.    By the way, David Patillo of the band has created an app for Spotify called h1tcher which is pretty cool.  If you Spotify, check it out.

Here’s another Relovolution song from the Texas tour

Chicago-based Joe Pug writes great songs.  His album, The Great Despiser came out in April on Lightning Rod Records, and today we have Hymn #76 from that record.

American Football was an Illinois-based band active in the late 1990s to 2000.  They are described as an emo band.  The song we have today is called Never Meant which was on their self-titled album but which we culled from a Polyvinyl Records compilation.  By the way, you know how Europeans and others get irritated when American’s call their football, soccer? Why don’t they turn around and call American Football soccer?  Just curious….

I’ve just recently been introduced to the New York duo Walking for Pennies.  They are self-described as folk americana/pop with bluegrass and motown influences. I have to say the whole bluegrass and motown thing grabbed my attention, and I’m glad it did.  Walking for Pennies has some really great music, and I am looking forward to hearing and sharing more of it in the weeks to come.  For now, we’ll start off with a song from their album Forget About Wonderland which just came out at the beginning of this month, and a song about my town – Nashville.



Couch By Couch West – A Wrap Up

UPDATE:  Fixed the Video links for The End Men and The Dead Exs.

First of all – for a definitive wrap up of Couch by Couch West go read what Popa has to say. (link)

This is just my two cents on the matter before we move on.
First of all great performances were legion with big name guests and with bands we’ve featured here at Ear to the Ground making an excellent showing.
The End Men kicked off the who show with Run Away and were named Most Rocking by the CXCW staff. Take a look and I’m sure you will agree with the decision: 

The Dead Exs turned in a rollicking number that got them named as Honorable Mention of Most Rocking… Here is All Over You going into Nolita Stomp:

Those Mockingbirds did their song The Bloodiest Gums from a Men’s Room in New Jersey.  Adam Bird sat on the floor of a men’s room, in New Jersey and just got runner-up for Sketchiest Locale. Head to CXCW to see the video that won.
David Pattillo of The Dead Exs was having so much fun at Couch by Couch West, he came back and did a solo number called Let the Natives Loose  which will be on The Dead Exs’ second album!
The incomparable Jonny Corndawg was a shoe-in for the Best Locale.  Check out this video:
Nikki Sue and the Bad News did a fun version of Bridge by the River.
Will Kimbrough didn’t let a little thing like the Atlantic Ocean stop him from sending in a performance of a new song called Home Economics :
Don Ryan is so hip he not only skips South by Southwest , but arrives too late for Couch by Couch West, but he still put up a couple of stellar clips.  The Official unentered entry of The Viral Thought from Tangle Town was followed up yesterday by an “outtake” – a new song called Desiree:

I could go on and on, but you’ll have to visit the Couch by Couch West website to see more… I do have one more but I will get to that soon….