Ear to the Ground Presents: Featured Artists for November/December (7 and 8 of 20)

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7. James Lynch (Reverb, Facebook, Twitter) – “Utilizing primary elements of contemporary Rock music, Arc Rock, short for Archaic Rock, infuses subtle flavors of theatre, history, and the arcane.”

City: Los Angeles

Member: James W. Lynch




Recent Release (Old Souls):


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A Video:





8. Jemez Mountain Hawkz (Website, Facebook, Bandcamp) – “Southwestern-­‐flavored take on Americana that’s as unique as the environs themselves.”

City: Los Angeles/Seattle

Members: D. Lee Waggoner, Dave Hernandez (Shins), Ian Moore, Drew Church, Steven Barci 



Latest Release:


 
A video:


Tomorrow we complete the first half of our featured artists for November and December.

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Day Late, Many Dollars Short

 
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Yes, Yes I know it’s Friday – Believe me I know, but I listened to a pretty cool shuffle yesterday and then had to hit the road and then some life stuff, and I really didn’t want to skip posting – so the Friday Shuffle is coming soon – it’s a good one, too, by the way.

 The Thursday Shuffle starts off with a sonic blast from the boys from Florida who call themselves Grounded. Roman Candle is off their latest release Sinlong Plethora.

Grab Sinlong Plethora HERE

Couldn’t find a video of the song, so here is a video of 91 Roman Candles going off at the same time (don’t try this at home – though I know some of you will, but if you do you didn’t get the idea from me – so there)




Next up is the Memphis band Lucero with Sometimes from their album Women and Work which was released in March of this year.

Next we have a song from an EP we streamed for you last week. West Coast band Jemez Mountain Hawkz is a new band made up of veterans of several great Indie bands including The Shins. Listening to their debut, I feel instantly in love with the carefree desert grooves and sweet West Coast melodic sound.  Today we feature the song, CA-2 from the Hey-Mez EP.

Sex and Gasoline is the title track from the 2008 album by the great Rodney Crowell.  After seeing his incredible performance at The Station Inn during the Americana Fest, I’ve been seeking out anything by him that I can find.  I found this, and it’s – as per expectations – a great song.

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Jemez Mountain Hawkz – Hey-Mez EP (Album Stream)

The good folks at Audible Treats have done it again. Pointed us to some great music.  We have a stream of the brand new debut EP from Jemez Mountain Hawkz – and indie rock supergroup of sorts. Featuring former members of Scared of Chaka, Lowlights, Little Cuts and The Shins.  Whatever preconceived notions you have of music by a “indie rock supergroup” might be like – put it aside.  Hey-Mez is a lush, rich ride through the same dusty paths trod by Gram Parsons, Neil Young and The Byrds.  But, a decades have gone by and musically speaking it is 2012 and this is not nostalgic music. It’s completely modern music that actively embraces those legends who have gone before while moving ever forward into the gaping maw that is the world as we know it.

So – take a listen.

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