Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Where’s the Truth? Mix

Cheers by JWM 7/12/2013  
As per usual, we have lots of great music to cover and not much time… so let’s get to it.
Today’s Mix is after the JUMP


“Patience for the Ride” by Centro-Matic (Awesome Texas band – came to our attention via a tweet by the also awesome Amanda Shires) 

“Edmund” by Heath McNease

“Waltz” by Little Radar (coincidentally, I (sort of) learned how to Waltz on Saturday)

“Candy” by Iggy Pop with Kate Pierson 

“Stalemate” by The Black Clouds 

“Somethin’s Gotta Give” by Bleu

“Dose of Thunder” by The Replacements

“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Ramones

“Could be Worse” by Bleu 


“My Body is Dumb” by The Great American Novel from the forthcoming album (2013)

“well i guess this is growing up” – The latest single from The Great American Novel. A taste of the highly anticipated follow-up to Kissing. Check it out!

“Watch the Rope” by The Black Market Merchants from Black Market EP (2013)

The not-so casual observer will note that this EP and the previous song in our mix were both recorded at the same place.  Currently, I have no further information to add, just the observation.  This three song EP is available on Bandcamp. It’s worthy of your attention and action.  As always add some digits to the name your price box if you are able. In any event share, share, share…

“Vegetable” (live) by Radiohead from PASTE.COM Presents: Radiohead Live at Tramps June 1, 1995 (2013)

(No longer available on Noisetrade.com)
Live version of this song from the first Radiohead album, Pablo Honey.

“I Wish It Was True” by The White Buffalo from American Songwriter: The Best of American Songwriter Sessions (2013)

 Another Noisetrade exclusive. This collection of stripped down songs features the likes of Damien Jurado, Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis, Elizabeth Cook, and David Nail. And The White Buffalo, of course. Jake Smith records under the name The White Buffalo.  His latest album is called Once Upon a Time in the West.



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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Rockets Mix

Well, I hope everyone had a good fourth of July.  Here in Nashville, it seems like burn bans due to dry conditions kept the private fireworks to a minimum.  The Downtown Nashville fireworks display was, as usual, pretty amazing.  With a finale that did not disappoint.

But, it’s back to work now, and a pretty interesting shuffle for this 5th day of July.

First up:  We “discovered” National Grain when we stumbled across some music from an off-shoot band called The Flint Hill Specials.  We checked out National Grain found their Americana, Alt-Country sound to our liking.  This morning we had Pretty Women Won’t Give Me the Time of Day from the band’s self-titled album which was released in 2006. National Grain hail from Atlanta, Georgia.

could not find a National Grain video, so here’s something from Flint Hill Specials.

Second up, is a new song from Joe Jackson’s new album, The Duke, which is a tribute to Duke Ellington.  On this first look, Jackson teams up with the one and only Iggy Pop to take on the Classic song It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).

And finally, we have a track from former Fleet Foxes member Joshua Tillman, who has previously released solo albums as J. Tillman, but who is now recording under the moniker Father John Misty.  His first album under the new name is called Fear Fun, and the song we have today is called Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.



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Track Title. 1 Sun It Rises. 2 White Winter Hymnal. 3 Ragged Wood. 4 Tiger Mountain Peasant Song. 5 Quiet Houses. 6 He Doesn’t Know Why. 7 Heard Them Stirring. 8 Your Protector. 9 Meadowlarks. 10 Blue Ridge Mountains. 11 Oliver James. Borrowing from ageless folk and classic rock (and nicking some of the best bits from prog and soft rock along the way), on their self-titled debut album Fleet Foxes don’t just master the art of taking familiar influences and making them sound fresh again, they give a striking sense of who they are and what their world is like. Their song titles reference the Blue Ridge Mountains — never mind that they’re actually from Seattle — but it’s the ease and skill with which they mix and match British and American folk and rock from the far and not too distant past that makes the band’s music so refreshing. While this mix could be contrived or indulgent, Fleet Foxes use restraint, structuring their flourishes into three- and four-minute pop songs full of chiming melodies and harmonies that sound like they’ve been summoned from centuries of traditional songs and are full of vivid, universal imagery: mountains, birds, family, death. Despite drawing from so many sources, there’s a striking purity to Fleet Foxes’ sound. Robin Pecknold’s voice is warm and sweet, with just enough grit to make phrases like “premonition of my death” sound genuine, and the band’s harmonies sound natural, and stunning, whether they’re on their own or supported by acoustic guitars or the full, plugged-in band. “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” and “Meadowlarks” show just how much the Foxes do with the simplest elements of their music, but Fleet Foxes’ best songs marry that purity with twists that open their sound much wider. As good as the Sun Giant EP was, Fleet Foxes saved many of their best songs for this album.

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Are you Sure? Mix

Greetings from Thursday! The month is almost half over. Look for a Band of the Month poll to roll out within the next day or so.  In the meantime, I know I’ve been slacking off on the Featured Artist posts – so I hope to have one this afternoon.

This morning, we have an eclectic mix of music. And here we go…

Slowcore band Codeine broke up in 1994 after three releases.  The New York band recently announced a reunion gig at the I’ll Be Your Mirror festival in London, and the band’s catalog is getting the reissue treatment with some bonus material.  A download of one of those bonus tracks is out. The song, Median is from a Peel Session, and according to the information I’ve seen, it will appear on the reissue of the band’s first EP Barely Real. Stereogum can hook you up with a download of Median.

When you are named after the late and great Townes Van Zandt and are the son of the great Steve Earle and decide to get into music, you have some pretty big shoes to fill and some huge expectations to fulfill. Fortunately, Justin Townes Earle rises to the occasion and in the process makes you forget everything but his music. 
Maria is a track on Justin’s most recent album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now.
Black on Blues is a forthcoming (July 17) Black Keys tribute album.  The album will feature everyone from Cajun artist Doug Kershaw, Tab Benoit, Albert Lee, and Pat Travers.  First up though and out for your preview is a pretty straight-on cover of the first Single from the Black Key’s latest album, El Camino.  Lonely Boy is covered here by head Stooge, Iggy Pop and ex-Cream and Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker.
And next, we have track from the new album by Nashville Rock Supergroup – The Bluefields which is on the band’s first album – Pure. Our track today is called Nobody Loves You.

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – I’m Back Mix

I’m back!  And 2011’s days are numbered, but it’s not over yet.  Added a delectable mixture of 20 songs to the shuffle.  The December 2011 Playlist stands at 54 (net of some Christmas songs I deleted for space since Christmas is over)….
Rainy morning, but the rain let up for my walk up the hill, and in any event, this list of songs kept me feeling all warm and cozy…

1.  Don Ryan finished 3rd in the ETTG Band of the Year voting.  If you haven’t heard This Town (or the rest of his fantastic album Tangle Town), then this situation must be remedied. 

(you can purchase and download the whole damn Tangle Town album at amazon by clicking on the album cover – or you can go to Don’s Bandcamp page and name your own price – I’d suggest $1000 but you do what feels best for you)

 2. Sister Crayon is a Sacramento-based band.  Here they are doing a cover version of Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz Track Futile Devices 

(you can click on the album cover to purchase and download Sufjan Stevens’ album The Age of Adz.  The Sister Crayon version is available at Stereogum.)

3. The Sigur Ros track from the We Bought  a Zoo soundtrack shows up again this week.  It’s a cool song which originally came from their 2005 album, Takk…, It’s Hoppipolla

  (click on album cover to purchase and download Takk…)

4.  Hoppipolla ends with some brass which makes a nice transition to the next song which comes from Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass’ classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights.  The song, A Taste of Honey, is actually a cover of a 1960 Bobby Scott song.

  (click on the album cover to buy and download Whipped Cream & Other Delights)

  (you might also want to purchase and download Soul Asylum’s EP which parodies the title and over of the Herb Albert set – Clam Dip & Other Delights can yours for a click and purchase)

5.  Finally, we take it up a few notches with Iggy & the Stooges proto-punk classic Search and Destroy from Raw Power.

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Thursday Morning (Covers) Music Shuffle – Memories of Rain Mix

Rainy morning…
Another friendly reminder, if you haven’t voted in the 1st Annual Ear to the Ground Band of the Year Readers Poll (or even if you have) time is running out.  At midnight tonight, 12/15/2011 (all times Central Standard Time), voting will be turned off. And precincts will begin reporting in… go  here  to vote.
Track 1:
Coverer:  Radiohead formed in 1985 – so they had been around 10 years when I saw them live opening for R.E.M. on a rainy evening in September 1995 which happened to be C and my first night out following the birth of our twins in July of that year.  
Coveree: Joy Division formed in 1976.  They were a preeminent force in the new music scene of the late 70s early 80s.  Lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980 just before the bands first ever US tour.  The remaining members carried on as New Order. 
The Song: Ceremony was actually a New Order song, but it was one of the last songs written with Ian Curtis and would have been a Joy Division song if…
The Cover:  Radiohead recorded Ceremony as part of their 2007 “Thumbs Down” webcast.
Track 2:
Coverer: John Zorn is an avant-garde composer, arranger, record producer and saxophonist. He has worked with Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson and formed the jazz-punk collective Naked City in 1988.  Yamantaka Eye is  a Japanese vocalist and visual artist. He is a member of the Boredoms who formed in 1986 (possibly earlier).

Coveree: The Stooges (aka Iggy & the Stooges) were and are a ground-breaking band who formed in 1967 and laid important groundwork for punk and alternative music. The disbanded in 1974, but reformed in 2003.  Mike Watt of Minutemen and fIREHOSE fame is currently a member of the Stooges.

The Song: T.V. Eye is a track off the Stooge’s second album, Fun House. 

The Cover: John Zorn with Yamantaka Eye on screamed vocals recorded a break-neck paced version of T.V.Eye which appeared on the 1990 compilation double-CD Rubaiyat for Elektra Records 40th Anniversary.

Track 3:

Coverer: Dave Alvin was a founding member of the legendary punk-era, roots rock band The Blasters, was a one-time member of X and is a member of X side project The Knitters.  In addition, he has had a prolific solo career.

Coveree: The Beach Boys formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California, reflected the California youth lifestyle of surf, cars and romance. Later, leader Brian Wilson took the band into a more complex sound.

The Song:  Surfer Girl was the title track to the bands 1963 album. It was one of the first songs written solely by Brian Wilson.

The Cover: Dave Alvin covered Surfer Girl on his 2006 album West of the West which featured covers of several songs which originated from the western United States.

Track 4:

Coverer: The Del McCoury Band is a bluegrass band which formed in 1967 as Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals and solidified into its current line-up in the 1980s and became the Del McCoury Band in 1988.

Coveree:  Richard Thompson was an original member of Fairport Convention, the legendary British Folk-Rock/Electric Folk band.  He left Fairport Convention in 1971, released a solo album in 1972 and then begin recording and performing with his then wife Linda Thompson.  Since their personal and professional split, he has had a successful solo career.

The Song:  1952 Vincent Black Lightning  appeared on his 1991 album Rumor & Sigh.  The song which harkens back to traditional English melodies and early 20th Century American folk songs.

The Cover: Del McCoury Band recorded a bluegrass cover of 1952 Vincent Black Lightning  on the 2001 album Del and the Boys and has subsequently become a Bluegrass staple.

Shuffle through today’s artists and songs:


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