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If trudging through the work week is like climbing a mountain, then my question has to be is Wednesday really the day we get over the hump or is it just a day that finds us clinging desperately to the sheer face of a rocky cliff and wondering how the hell we are going to make it the rest of the way? Food for thought… happy Wednesday!
“Get Drunk” by Drag the River
From the 2002 Album closed. Ear to the Ground just presents song titles, we make no statements for or against the sentiments expressed in such song titles. Drag the River’s membership includes/has included members of the band All who were previously discussed in posts about the band The Descendents. Both this song and The Descendent’s song were included on the February Feel Bad for You Mixtape of “short songs” This song is considerably longer than the other.
“Graves” by Whiskey Shivers
Speaking of Raucous roots based music… gotta love The Whiskey Shivers.
“The Great Game” by The Great Game
The Great Game is the name of the band, the album, and the song. It is New World music with an original and decidedly European sound, and I kind of like it… a ton.
“The Almost Great Lakes” by Darrin Bradbury
A live recording of a song that may be on Darrin’s new album or maybe not, what do I know. It is about the great state of Wisconsin. Everyone knows about the Great Lakes, but what about those that didn’t quite make that cut? Now you know about them, too. I could not find a video of this song, so look it up on Bandcamp to hear/buy it.
“Nearly Lost You” by The Torn Images
We still have a couple of tracks from the fantastic album Reviver by The Torn Images. This song has all of the elements of a great true alternative Rock song. It’s not poppy, it’s not light and fluffy… It is just Gut wrenching emotion backed by killer guitar licks.
“Silent Breather” by Tipi Valley
Found out recently that Jeremy Gluck who we have been featuring quite a bit recently lives in the vicinity of Tipi Valley, a long time favorite of all of us here at Ear to the Ground (it’s just me by the way). This is another killer track from the latest Tipi Valley release called Dust.
“Middle of America” (Worktape) by Will Hoge
Ahead of his latest album, Small Town Dreams (which was released last week), Will Hoge released a Noisetrade sampler of some rough (worktapes) of a few songs from that album. This is one of those tracks. Hoge is one of Nashville’s best.
“What I Have Not Got” by Tim Lee 3
A live version of the lead track from their 2010 double album Raucous Americanus… Tim Lee 3 are not a quiet band. If you are in Knoxville for Record Store Day, you can catch them at Lost and Found Records along with their spin off band, Bark, the last of the full grown men – Webb Wilder, and a host of others.
“I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses
If you, like me, were alive in the 1980s chances are pretty good that you heard this song many, many times. The Waitresses were from Akron, Ohio. The Waitresses were the creation of Chris Butler who came out of the same Akron music scene that produced DEVO, The James Gang, and Chrissy Hynde of The Pretenders. Lead vocalist Patty Donahue passed away in 1996 at the age of 40.
“See About You” by Joe Nolan
Another track from the forthcoming Blue Turns Black remaster by Nashville songwriter and writer Joe Nolan.
“Bleed” by Jeremiah Tall
My latest Noisetrade “discovery” is Jeremiah Tall from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is a one man band that plays a pretty awesome brand of folk/rock music. This is the final track on his latest album, Walking which has been out just under a month.