Thus and so… busy day yesterday as we celebrated our 1st year of Ear to the Ground, Announced the Band of the Week and Announced the results of the Band of the Month polling.
Today, we are just going to ease on into a shuffle –
First up we have Faces from the Rebel Hill EP by Nashville based Vinyl Thief.
Next 7& 7 from Oklahoma based Country/Americana band Turnpike Troubadours. It is off the band’s 2010 album Diamonds and Gasoline. Neither Seagrams nor the 7-Up company have contributed to this blog post.
And finally, we have At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used to Be) it’s a mouthful, and it’s by fun. off their Aim & Ignite album.
Whenever I walk
and take the time
I find the marvels of the world
are at my fingertips
within my sight
over my shoulder
Circumstance and crises and a cacophony of clanging cymbals
can distract me from all of the wonders to behold
but whenever I walk
and take the time
I see it all
Off we go with this morning shuffle:
First up is a band we saw performing at Record Store Day at Grimey’s here in Nashville. They are from Portland, Oregon and have just wrapped a tour with Bear in Heaven. Blouse are up with the song Firestarter from the self-titled debut album – on the Captured Tracks label.
Here’s a shot from the RSD performance
Here is Blouse at Amazon.com
Here is a performance of Firestarter from SXSW
Next is Band of the Week – The Joy of Painting from their recent 7 song release Asterisk with a song called Old Love
Asterisk by The Joy of Painting – from Amazon.com
The Joy of Painting performing Old Love at the 5 Spot in East Nashville
And finally, we have a song from fun. off their 2009 album, Aim and Ignite with a song called Walking the Dog.
Aim and Ignite is $5.99 at Amazon.com
The Official Video for Walking the Dog by fun.
||More of the Joy of Painting
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It seems like there is so much sadness (loss, transitions, illness) in the world and among my closer circle of friends. Sending out warm thoughts and love to the world, and I hope some rains on you if you need it.
Just found out last night that early Band of the Week and good friends of the blog, Inner City Elegance are calling it quits. I don’t have any details, but we wish them well in whatever future endeavors those three guys take on. Here’s a video of an acoustic version of one my favorite ICE songs, Never Let You Down.
RIP to Dick Clark, Levon Helm and Greg Ham (Men at Work)…
We begin with a cover song. It’s Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Baseball Project) doing a lovely slow version of A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls’ song and one of my all-time favcs… Wynn’s version is on the must-have Peter Case tribute (A Case for Case)
(Albums containing the original and the cover)
(second video is Steve Wynn paying with Peter Case)
Our second song comes from San Francisco punk legends Flipper. It’s Life is Cheap from their Generic Album.
And Finally, we close things out with I Wanna Be the One – some indie pop goodness from fun. – yeah the same band that does that We Are Young song…. This one’s from their Aim and Ignite album.