Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – O, Brother Mix

ICYMI – please check out Sandy Hook: Somewhere Over the Rainbow featuring the Children of Newtown along with Ingrid Michaelson which was produced by Chris and Tina of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club renown.  

It continues to be winter here in Nashville, but we press on… Let’s shuffle – after the jump:

Today’s shuffle is an odd combination of songs but some really good ones…

1.  Song:  Love You Strongly  Artist: Amy Stroup  Album: The Other Side of Love: Session Two (2011) – (one half of Sugar and the Hi-Lows, amazing singer songwriter, part of Ten out of Tenn, great song… enough said? – oh yeah, as heard on Grey’s Anatomy)

2.  Song: Everything You Took  Artist: Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires Album: There is a Bomb in Gilead (2012) – (First time hearing this… Stink’n’Roll from the Dirty South… kind of love this)

3.  Song: Who’s in Control Artist: British Sea Power Album: Valhalla Dancehall (2011) – (British Indie Rock from Brighton – yeah!)

4.  Song: You’re A Animal  Artist: Jonathon Boulet Album: We Keep the Beat Found the Sound See the Need Start the Heart (2012) – (Aussie artist, grammatically interesting, musically awesome)
5.  Song: Drinkswater  Artist: Beachwood Sparks  Album: Make the Cowboy Robots Cry (2006) – (How is it that I just found out about Beachwood Sparks last year? Awesome song and brilliant album titleCalifornia Alt-Country band)
6.  Song: Milkman  Artist: EMA  Album: Past Life Maryred Saints (2011) – (Erika M. Anderson – South Dakota born, Noise Folk/Noise Rock, in 2011 she was named the most blogged about artist of the week, E2TG operates on it’s own timeline)
7.  Song: Untitled Two (Marr Instrumental)  Artist: The Smiths (Johnny Marr)  Album: Unreleased Demos and Instrumentals (Bootleg Vinyl Rip) (2010) – (Previous information speaks for itself, not on Amazon widget for the day)
8.  Song: Annmarie  Artist: Anais Mitchell  Album: Young Man in America (2012) – (You want to know how great Anais Mitchell is? She’s so great, I named my daughter after her a few years before she even wrote her first song*) *not technically true    
9.  Song: Behavior  Artist: Stomacher  Album: Sentimental Education (2009) – (One of our early Bands of the Week – awesome dark yet uplifting music from the Bay Area.  The band released their latest album Clara in 2012)

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – AAAAAAAAAAA! Mix


Isn’t it always the way, that when you have the most to write about, you have the least amount to time to wright.  I got to see Jo Wymer playing an in-the-round show last night, and I got to meet her in person.  She is a great person, an amazing singer and a terrific songwriter!  I enjoyed a lot of the music last night, and I got some great pics, so expect a full report, but probably not until after Americana.
I had the great pleasure to be part of a focus group for a panel of Americana radio stations, and offer feedback to help shape the future of Americana Radio or something.  It was pretty cool to hear the wide variety of stations, ranges of music and approaches from stations from all across the US. 
I also handed out some cards so if any of you radio guys are checking out Ear 2 the Ground for the first time. Hey! 
In the same way you need to support your favorite Indie artists and your favorite Ear to the Ground Music Blog, it is likewise important to support radio that plays the music you love.  Whether it is a college or public station or an independent commercial station send some love and/or money their way. 
I about ran up the hill this morning which in the shape I am in is not such a great idea, but I was accompanied by some cool music – so let’s get to the Shuffle of the Morning:
First we have Tony Castles a due from Brooklyn from their Sharon Stone EP which is due out in October.  The song is called One Tone Man .  You can stream the new album here:

Next we have a song that still sound great 23 years later. It’s The The (one of the great band names ever) from Mind Bomb – an album that featured Johnny Marr (Smiths) on guitar.  The song we have is The Beat(en) Generation.

Yesterday, I named dropped The Foresters, an awesome power-pop-punk band from one of those New England states I don’t know how to spell… you know Connecticut. Some totally awesome dude described the band this way: “The Foresters: Average age 10.6667 but their amps go up to 11.”  – Okay that awesome dude was me, but I can’t stand it when I “waste” a great line on Facebook…. But more importantly, yes, the Foresters are three brothers named Nork who are 12,11 and 9 years old.  The song we have today is called Better. You can grab it for Name Your Price at Bandcamp:

And finally, Do It For the Bay (Featuring DaVinci) is a brand new track from the Oakland, California “Cloud Rap” duo. It’s from their forthcoming album, Bossalinis & Fooliyones and is produced by New York producer Harry Fraud. Dig it:



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