Well here we are. It’s a new year. 2014 is shaping up to be a good one with new music promised from The Foresters, Humming House, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, and Taco Land just to name a few off the top of my head.
I haven’t finished adding new music to our playlist, but we have some sweet music – new and old already queued up so let’s jump to it.
“Drunken Hearts” by Wallpaper
“Tusk” (Fleetwood Mac Cover) by Kopecky Family Band
“Black Star” (Radiohead Cover) by Gillian Welch
“Lie Awake” by Angel Snow
“No Exchange” by Minutemen
“The Best I Can Do (Is Love You)” by Mr. Kind
“Desperate” by Solardrive (feat. David Gould)
“Your Majesty” by Slack Armada
“Wrecking Ball” by Swear and Shake
“Street Hassle: Waltzing Matilda” by Lou Reed
“F(e)ar O(f)f Place” (Home Demo) by Black Doctor Jr.
“On a Night Like This” by Bob Dylan
“Southern Seamstress” by Humming House
“Urethane” by Grounded
“Lady Stardust” by David Bowie
“The Hungry Wolf” by X
“Happy Good Morning Blues” by Bruce Cockburn
“Themselves” by Minutemen
Wallpaper are from Oakland. I think we grabbed this from Amazon. Dig it.
A couple of really cool covers. Kopecky Family Band covering the Fleetwood Mac classic, and the incredible Gillian Welch covering Radiohead.
Angel Snow wrote “Lie Awake” with Viktor Krauss and it was included on Victor’s sister’s 2011 album Paper Airplane. Viktor’s sister is Allison Krauss. Here’s Angel doing the song herself from her self-titled album.
The great thing about featuring Double Nickels on the Dime by The Minutemen is that it has so many songs, the featured posts carry on for a while. The Minutemen are always a great way to start the day.
Another from Mr. Kind‘s self-titled release.
Solardrive is the new band/project from Balthazar Getty and this track features David Gould who is bassist in the band Mother Tongue.
We also have some cool music from Slack Armada out of Chicago, Swear and Shake out of Brookyln, Humming House from Nashville, and Grounded from Florida.
The Home Demo we feature from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen artist Black Doctor, Jr. is pretty damn awesome.
Starting 2014 with a classic Lou Reed epic is a statement of the endless and timeless quality of his music. This song brings together two of the artists who had a huge influence on my early musical taste and development (via a spoken word bit by Bruce Springsteen).
Great classic music from Bob Dylan, David Bowie, X, and Bruce Cockburn round out this excellent beginning to what is promising to be a great year.