Today’s Mix after the JUMP
“Old Soul” by Sam Morrow (Some very good modern folk music from California)
“Move Together” by James Bay (British Soulful Stuff)
“Rain On” by The Blind Owl Band (new music on old-style instruments from NY)
“Daughters of Ursa Major” by Chris Schlarb (At almost the same time I discovered this music, they were playing a show here in Nashville – at the Stone Fox… bad timing, but good music. I hope they come back soon.)
“Supersoaker” by Kings of Leon (Nashville’s homegrown arena alt-rock stars are back with some eagerly anticipated new music)
And the next song takes us into the Shuffle:
“Make the Music Go Bang” by X from More Fun in the New World (1983)
As I was coming of age, musically speaking, my good friend, Rex Silo published a review of this album in our exceptional high school newspaper, The Charger. I fell in love with this record just based upon his review, and when I finally heard it, I was hooked totally. X are back on tour this summer and fall with B-52s for some dates and with Blondie for others. You can hear the infant sounds of Americana, Alt-Country etc. being birthed this album as punk, rockabilly met some of the most amazing songwriting of this or any other era. Still one of my all-time favorite albums.
“Someone Like You” (Adele Cover) by Valued Customer from “Fun Covers”
In anticipation of the release of Kalpa (widgeted above), I downloaded some older VC stuff, and I’m glad I did, because it looks like they have removed their older material from their Bandcamp Page. So – as we’ve said and said again, check out Kalpa. The song today is from a nifty little covers album which features deconstructions of some (at the time of recording) current pop hits as well as a classic soul song.
“Careful, Body” by Great Forest from Me and My Friends EP (2013)
Great Forest are from Arkansas. They play a pretty nifty kind of Indie Rock.
“Highways Long” by The Blind Owl Band from This Train I Ride is Made of Wood and Steel (2013)
A nifty bluegrass-inspired “road song”. Set in the South by a band from New York state.
“Rough Carpenters” by Black Twig Pickers from Rough Carpenters (2013)
This band originates near the Virginia, West Virginia state line, and they make music inspired by the mountain
“Triggers and Trash Heaps” by Centro-matic from Fort Recovery (2006)
Another great song from Texas Band Centro-Matic.