WOW Wednesday Music Shuffle – On My Own Mix

As we do pretty much every Wednesday, we dig into the well that is the music currently residing on my phone’s memory, and we hit “shuffle” and let the chips fall where they may…  Today’s shuffle yields a nice mix of different styles of music which makes sense only to people like me…

Shall we?

“Douchebags on Parade” by Mudhoney from Vanishing Point

Somebody made some kind of dick move on the road in front of me while this song was playing.  I have no memory of this happening, but I was driving in Nashville, so it’s a good bet… anyway, a rockin’ tune from the veteran Seattle Grunge band’s 9th and latest album.

“Most People” by Dawes from Stories Don’t End

We live, contained in our skins, filled with aspirations and self-doubt and all kinds of crap, and we some how think we are all alone.  The truth, though, is quite different.

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“Aussie bluesman and Irish Songstress get married, form a band and make great music together. This shabby hill country blues oozes cool”. Guitar & Bass Magazine
I should have known Popa Tune’s was already all over this… hell, he’s probably my source. The duo released a new album this past May. This is from their 2010 album…

“Can’t Get Over You” by Kevin Jenkins from Step Inside

I think we featured this just a few weeks ago, but that’s the way WOW Wednesday’s work. It’s some silky smooth soul jazz sounds from NYC and the True Groove label.

“On My Own” by Year of October from Stories

E2TG favorites, Year of October are a couple of months away from the release of their new album Golden Days.  They just released the first single called “Gone” complete with a ninjatastic video.  We kick in with a song from their earlier release Stories.

“Myth” by Beach House from Loss Opportunity: The 2012 Sub Pop Records Sampler/Bloom

Dream Pop duo Beach House join the WOW Wednesday hysterics with the first release off their 2012 album Bloom.  It’s dreamy and poppy…

“Hope and Promise” by prattle on, rick from Some Quiet Majesty

Another Nashville-based E2TG favorite is prattle on, rick.  This is from his latest album, and I think it is one of the bonus songs you can get from downloading the album.

“Deperate Hand” by Garrison Starr from Relive (NoiseTrade Version)

Garrison Starr has been making some great music for a number of years.  This song is from a 2012 live album recorded at 12th and Porter here in Nashville. 

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Super Storm Mix

Man oh man, there is a lot of cool things happening in the world of music swirling around Ear to the Ground friends…  More to come!

Jumping back into our daily shuffle from the Current playlist, we have four really amazing songs….

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“Mamma Says” by The Britanys from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Hello Britany

Another selection from the insanely killer Mama Coco’s compilation – this time from NYC rock band, The Britanys.   This gives me another chance to tell you that Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen is in the final five days of their Indiegogo campaign to build out their new studio space.  Construction has begun, and they are less than $3,000 from goal.  Do what you can.

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“Can’t Get Over You” by Kevin Jenkins from Step Inside

Some groovy soul music from the True Groove Global Soullabel… a bird tells me that Kevin may be working on a follow up to Step Inside.

“A Storm is Coming” by The End Men from Odds and Ends

You don’t need a weather man… a storm is coming… The End Men are coming… The reigning Ear to the Ground Band of the Year put out the amazing Odds and Ends earlier in the year, and they are gearing up for a tour a little later this year.  Watch for them, and if they come to your city or town, get out and see them! 

The End Men have teamed up with Lust for Tone handmade guitar pickups. 

“Coyote” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean Into the Wind

Another great track from the fabulous Lean into the Wind album by E2TG favorites Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray.  We first featured an earlier live version of this song, now we have it in its full studio glory.  The video comes from the Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray’s wedding reception and the full wedding day show was the band’s contribution to Couch by Couchwest this year.
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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Blue Morning Mix

“Mountains of Sorrow” by Amos Lee from Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song (2013)

When your Monday morning, bleary-eyed commute begins with Amos Lee, you just know it’s all gonna be okay – even if Amos is singing about Mountains of Sorrow.  From his latest album, produced by the amazing Jay Joyce (and the first album ever recorded at Joyce’s new studio in East Nashville.)

 

“The Morning Bird” by Carolina Story from Home (2011)

Things keep rolling along with an appropriate song for a morning shuffle.  The East Nashville connection continues with Nashville based Carolina Story with this song from their 2011 album.  The married duo just released Chapter Two last month.

 

“Summer Bummer” by NO ICE from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5 (2014)/Single  (2014)

More great music from Mama Coco’s…. “sad, sweet, noisy american indie rock featuring members of The Brooklyn What.”  This is a very young band, and this is their first single which was released in April with a full album expected by the end of the year.

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“Treasure of the Broken Land” by Chagall Guevera from Orphans of God (A Tribute to Mark Heard) (2004)
Back in the early 90s, Chagall Guevera filmed/taped a planned live album/concert with an almost free show at the legendary  328 Performance Hall in Nashville. The place was packed and when the band began to play, it exploded with such incredible energy.  Me and my buddy Rex Silo lost the people we were with, but we had a great time…
 

 

“Wichita Lineman” by Kevin Jenkins from Step Inside (2013)

From the True Groove Label – Kevin Jenkins delivers solid smooth jazz flavored music, and this stunning take on the Jimmy Webb classic first done by Glen Campbell is a daring and awe inspiring feat.

 

“From the Dirt” by The Delta Saints from Death Letter Jubilee (2012)

More swampy goodness from this Nashville band.

 

“Feel You Now” by The Autumn Defense from Noise Trade Eastside Manor Session (2014)/Originally from The Autumn Defense (2007)

A lot of Nashville connections in today’s shuffle.  Chicago band The Autumn Defense stopped by Nashville and recorded this treat at the fabulous Eastside Manor.

 

“Made to Be Blue” by Adam Hill from Little Time (2013)

Adam Hill is from Nashville.  I’ve featured several tracks from his Little Time album.  They are all good.  So is this one.
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“Morning” by The Jean Jackets from Field Theory Blues (2013)

Another appropriate song for the Morning Shuffle, and another stunningly beautiful pop song from The Jean Jackets.  I really need to get caught up with their music…
 

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“The Beatles; Conspiracy” by HIPPIE CULT from demo (2013)

 Clocking in at over 10 minutes (and still only the second longest song in today’s shuffle.  I’m a big enough man to admit that I don’t have a clue what this song has to do with The Beatles (or with conspiracies for that matter), but it’s a sonically interesting extended jam.

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“Wash it Down (with a Little Whiskey)” by Taylor Brown from 3 Folk Songs (2012)

Taylor Brown is a California folk singer who has appeared with (among others) Carly Simon, Levon Helm, and Dar Williams.
 

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“Blue Dream” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean Into the Wind (2014)
Ear to the Ground favorites, Couch by Couchwest darlings, and road warriors extraordinaire – Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray dropped an incredible new album in the midst of my hiatus.  I’ve been fortunate enough to see them live a couple of times in the last year, and I am more and more impressed with their sonic prowess every time I hear them.
 

 

“Surrender to the Storm” by Joseph Arthur from Redemption City (2012)

Taking us home on this blue Monday is a stunning 11+ minute song from Brooklyn based Joseph Arthur who more recently released an ambitious and awesome tribute to Lou Reed.

 

 

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