Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Can of Carrots Mix

!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);
Back with a shuffle, but short on time… thanks for stopping by…

“Far and Slow” by T. Rogers from Simple Life

Some great modern blues music.

“Half Life” by Marla Mase from Half Life

The always amazing Marla Mase with the title track from her latest release.

“Pierce the Night” by Clocks and Clouds from The Creation of Matter

A band I’ve just become aware of – some pretty cool sounds… classical sounding alternative music.

“Loveletting” by Sons of an Illustrious Father from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Single (b-side)

First of two in a row from the Funky Kitchen of Mama Coco. Thoroughly original modern music rooted in all the cool shit you love…

“Can of Worms” by Ex-Pet from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Green Accent

#2 from the “kitchen” some awesome psyche-power pop stuff….

window.amznpubstudioTag = “eartothegro00-20”;
“Flying” by Kevin Jenkins from Step Inside

Creates the sensation of gliding over the world…  some really smooth, cool soulful jazzy music from True Groove Global Soul artist Kevin Jenkins.

“Cinco Minutos Con Vos” by Elvis Costello and The Roots from Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs

Collaborations either work or they don’t.  They usually don’t work when one artist’s style and sound over powers their collaborator or if the result is a messy mixture of different voices that just don’t gel.  The Roots are champions at collaborations, and in this case the result combines the funky, hip-hop inspired Roots music which some classic Elvis vocals and a latin vibe to boot. I can’t really explain why it works, but it does.

“The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1” (Neutral Milk Hotel cover) by The Foresters from Download

I am so glad to the see the young Nork brothers expanding their musical vocabulary.  In an amazing short time, they totally nailed the pop punk/punk pop sound that first got them into learning to play, and now, especially over the last few months, they are showing a remarkable range and incredible growth.  I dig this Neutral Milk Hotel cover, and I think you will, too.


Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Reverse Course & Full Stop Mix

The edge of town to the middle of the road… Night fell and somewhere a band was playing, “There Goes My Baby”, and the singer wasn’t very good, but he was perfect for the moment.  You and I stared out into the distance and dreamed about a better day which secretly we never believed would come our way.  But, there is a time for everything and season change and the world moves on.  On a night, no unlike the other, I found myself down at the edge of town in the middle of the road, and somewhere a band was playing…

In the U.S., it’s tax day – pushed back due to the 15th falling on a Sunday and yesterday being an obscure holiday in Washington D.C. So I could have subtitled this post, Tax Day Blues Mix or something… but I didn’t.

We open up today’s shuffle with a random discovery from the Noisetrade site. Joey English is a singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Today’s track is called You Are On My Mind. Go to Noisetrade or use the link above to view his album on Amazon.

Here is a video of another Joey English song, Got to Go
Next up, we have a cover song.  Sad Baby Wolf are from Albuquerque, New Mexico which includes a couple of ex-Shins.  Here they do a cool cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s Everything Is the title track from the 1994 EP (link below).
Below is an other track New Survival Guide from Sad Baby Wolf
Song number three is from band, I’ve just been asked to given a listen to, so you get to go along for the ride with me.  DRUNKSOULS are a Reggae-influenced Indie Rock band from Marselle, France. The have a relatively new album called Revolution and today we listen to Drifter Song the lead track from the album.  
Here they are playing Drifter Song at Grand Auditorium du Palais des Festivals de Cannes at a benefit for African Reggae star TIKEN JAH FAKOLI.
 Finally, we end up with our old friends The Dead Exs with another track from their Resurrection album.  This one is called Angel from New Orleans.  The Dead Exs are going to be part of the top secret project I am working to complete for Record Store Day.  Stay tuned for more information about that.
Below is a The Dead Exs’ contribution to this year’s Couch by Couchwest.
From our affiliate partners:
Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (33 1/3 Series) Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (33 1/3 Series)
Kim Cooper provides an oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel and the Elephant 6 Collective, from their childhood roots in Louisiana to the moment when Jeff Mangum decided to give it up….

Live at Grimey's EP Live at Grimey’s EP
Live at Grimey’s EP