Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Two Pack Habit and a Motel Tan Mix

Let’s jump right into today’s shuffle – shall we…

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“Three Questions” by A Color Engine

Another track from the prehistoric Don Ryan band that he formed with Eric Burchfield who later was in Elephant Goes West which was a featured artist or some such thing back in the prehistoric days of E2TG.  The A Color Engine album is called Voyage Underwater; 56 Knots.    For the video, I posted the video/song that began my long love affair with Don Ryan….’s music.

“Wild Animals” by Trampled by Turtles

From the 2014 album of the same name by this Duluth, MN band…  Bob Dylan is from Duluth… in case you were wondering….

“Adult Crap” by Joanna Wang

A song from Taiwanese-American singer songwriter Joanna Wang and the lead track from her 2009 album The Adult Storybook…

“Holiday” by Mothers

Another fine track from the Panamanian Times album… couldn’t find a video of this band so I posted a video featuring a bunch of people from the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen collective and figured maybe someone from this band was in there somewhere… or not..  I love this band so check them out on Bandcamp etc.

“Everything I’m Not” by Beat Rodeo

From the 1986 album, Home in the Heart of the Beat on I.R.S. Records…  Beat Rodeo featured Steve Almaas who had previously been part of the legendary Minneapolis punk band Suicide Commandos.  Beat Rodeo played an innovative brand of  pop/country/rock.  This song was the single from the album which was produced by Scott Litt. Updated to remove… who co-wrote this song with Almaas (according to the Wikipedia)…

“Winter of My Discontent” by David Liebman

From Lieb Plays Wilder…  I got to see David Liebman backed by an all-star band of Nashville jazz players last month. 

“Falling” by Ivan and Alyosha

From their 2013 album, All the Times We Had… our second Ivan and Alyosha song in as many days. Their next album can be pre-ordered now and will be called, It’s All Just Pretend.

“Bye Bye Devil” by APE|MEN

By way of my inbox and from the self-titled debut, this band from the Southeastern fringe of the European Union offers up a tasty stew of indie/electronica/scuzz-noise/alternative postrock… it’s all good, and I dig it.

“Clickin'” by Whistlin’ Britches

31 seconds of awesome mouth noises from the late Haskel Thompson via the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

“Guitar Town” by Steve Earle

This was my introduction to Steve Earle, and I fell hard and fast… I wore out this album on cassette and then on CD.

“The Way I Want You” by Turbo Fruits

The new single from the forth coming album No Control… I saw them a few weeks back and they absolutely killed it.  You can read my review at No Depression.

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Still Life with Straw Hat Mix

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 Busy day… Let’s have some music!


Pre-Shuffle:

“Amelia, Have You Lost” by Game Theory (how many days in a row have we had a song by Game Theory in the daily mix?)

“Friends in Bottles” by The Takers (Outlaw Country from Gainesville, Florida)

“Love Letters” by Paper Route (Nashville Ambient Pop)

“GOODBYE” by Valued Customer (the bookend to “WELCOME”)

“Metal and Glass Exact” by Game Theory (how many days in a row have we had multiple songs by Game Theory in the mix?)

“Make You Think You Love Me” by Drive He Said  (E2TG’s first ever Band of the Week was Maxim Ludwig and the Sante Fe Seven. Drive He Said is Maxim’s new band. This song is from their debut EP Multitudes which features a lot a cool guest stars included the always awesome Caitlin Rose.

SHUFFLE NEXT –   JUMPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  • “Clark Gable” by Mr. Kind and holychild  (download single) (2013)



Mr. Kind is the band formed by another previous featured artist Brian Bergeron. For this cover of the Postal Service song they team up with the LA band holychild. This is listed as the first from a project called “Mr. Kind &…”.  This is a gorgeous version of the song.


  • “Joy to You Baby” by Josh Ritter from The Beast In Its Tracks (2013)



A track from the latest album by Americana hero Josh Ritter.  Man, I love this song!


  • “Trap Door” by Strand of Oaks from Dark Shores ( 2012)

Strand of Oaks is from Philadelphia… I’ll let you go to Facebook and read about this band. Suffice it to say, I like this and I want to hear more.


  • “Sweet Thang” by Turbo Fruits from Butter (2012)

Turbo Fruits are from Nashville.They Rock. Really!  And for some reason when I embed the picture from Amazon (see above) it’s different than the picture on Amazon.  The link works, though, so no worries. 

 PLAYLIST OF THE DAY

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Ear to the Ground Presents: Featured Artists for November/December (15 and 16 of 20)

15. Thumpers (Website, Facebook, Twitter) – “CO-ED ALT. POP”

City: London

Members: M. Pepperell & John Hamson Jr.

Latest Release:  

Download Thumpers song, Sound of Screams at Stereogum. Eagerly awaiting the debut album.

Video: 




16.  Turbo Fruits (Website, Facebook, Twitter) – “a rock n roll band and one that could likely take your state rock & roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record.”

City:  Nashville

Members: Jonas Stein  Dave Tits  Matt Hearn  Kingsley Brock



Latest Release:


Butter


Video:



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News: Jeffrey Drag Records Joins Frenchkiss Label Group Roster

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There must be something in the water down in Nashville that has lead to the recent rise in buzzing talent in Tennessee’s “Music City.” One of the best examples of this is Jeffery Drag Records, a young label that has consistently released quality, southern-fried jams for the last three years. What began as a vessel for co-founders Adam Moult and Mike Gicz to release cassettes for their band Bad Cop has expanded to include Natural Child, Useless Eaters, Turbo Fruits, and Pujol.  And now, Jeffery Drag has signed a distribution deal with the highly coveted Frenchkiss Label Group (FKLG).

Frenchkiss creator Syd Butler feels that JDR will be a welcome addition to his company’s roster. “We’re incredibly excited to have Jeffery Drag coming aboard the Frenchkiss family and to see them grow as a label as they continue to put out a steady stream of extremely high-energy rock records,” says Syd. In joining with the FKLG, Jeffery Drag will gain a worldwide digital retail presence, a team of seasoned industry veterans who will help them expand their label’s business as well as roster, and a family of labels that will support and nurture the JDR team.

The recently executed deal will position Jeffery Drag Records within the Frenchkiss Label Group family of independent labels. FKLG specializes in a “handshake mentality” when it comes to music distribution, emphasizing the nurturing and connecting of label communities in order to grow an imprint’s visibility. This professional ideology, coupled with their recent partnership with The Orchard, gives Frenchkiss a solid and experienced foundation that aims at delivering and streamlining distribution.

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EP Stream: Majestico – Love Is God


via our friends at Audible Treats:

If you are one of the few who still think Nashville is all about Country or even Americana, prepare to have your illusions shattered.  We present the brand new EP from Majestico called Love is God. This is just the latest in a growing line of fabulous offerings from Jeffery Drag Records.  The label that brought you Natural Child, Turbo Fruits and current Ear to  the Ground Featured Artist Bad Cop.  Jeffery Drag was started by Adam Anyone Moult of Bad Cop.  Read on….

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The EP:

After a year of recording and preparation, Nashville’s Majestico is excited to unleash his latest project, Love is God, unto the world today. The 7″ EP, released via hometown imprint Jeffery Drag Records, marks the psych-rock artist’s third release following his 2008 debut album Boundary Conditions, and 2009’s Live in Japan. Physical copies of the 7″ are now available for purchase on Jeffery Drag’s website, and digital copies are available on iTunes and Amazon. 

Working with Jeremy Ferguson, who has recorded projects for Turbo Fruits, Bad Cop, and Be Your Own Pet at his Nashville-based Battle Tapes Recording studio, Majestico has turned out an EP of four tracks that together create an up-tempo thrill ride through psychedelia. The album’s title track, “Love is God” recently made its video premier via Prefix, and takes viewers on a visual journey as stimulating as the music itself. Together with songs “Gimme Love,” “Boom Boom,” and “Bright White Lady,” Majestico’s latest endeavor proves to be his latest act of “music magicka.”

“Love is God” Video

And here’s the EP Stream

Majestico was born from the breath of a new America, a land at the end of reason where dogma meets God. Singer/guitar player/brainchild Graham Fitzpenn was raised in an occult outside Houston, TX and was admired for his talent for music magicka. At the age of 25, he renounced these devices and turned from darkness. Marked by a new freedom, he moved to Nashville, TN and created his debut album, Boundary Conditions, which was released in 2008. Shortly after, he assembled a band and began to travel. A year later, they returned with Live at Japan, a record of their appearance on a Japanese television show in 2010 which also ended up on an early Jeffery Drag release, a split cassette with fellow Nashvillians and JDR alumni, Ranch Ghost. In the summer of 2011, they recorded their forthcoming 7″ EP Love is God, set for release on October 2nd by way of Jeffery Drag Records. 

Jeffery Drag Records was formed in early 2009 by Adam Moult, frontman of Nashville based band Bad Cop. The label was originally founded to release limited pressings of cassettes and vinyl for Bad Cop and other various acts including The Hussy, Pujol, and Little Viking. In 2011, Bad Cop bass player Mike Gicz joined the Jeffery Drag team, overseeing cassette releases from Ranch Ghost, Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy, and Majestico. The third and final member of Jeffery Drag is R.J. Jennings. The label has grown tremendously, adding Natural Child, Useless Eaters, and Ghost Dance to the roster. Jeffery Drag Records is continuing to grow on a daily basis and has quickly become a name brand for groundbreaking rock and roll music in Nashville and across the country.

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Black House Mix

Good Morning American how are you? Here we are at the mid-point of the month of August.  Very soon now, I will be posting the Band of the Month Poll. Stay tuned for that one.  We have ten great Featured Artists this month, and I hope we can have some spirited competition. 
We continue to spin some of the newer tracks added to our Playlist in August.  This are brand new songs, newish songs and older songs. Today, we have a plethora of goodies for your listening enjoyment.  Let us get to the Shuffle now!

We begin today with part of the split 7″ we’ve mention a time or two before.  Nashville bands Turbo Fruits and Bad Cop teamed up with Jeffery Drag Records also from Nashville to release a split 7″ single which is tons of fun.  Bad Cop contributed the song Wet Lips while Turbo Fruits have contributed their ode to the burgeoning local scene here which is called Love Tennessee. The Turbo Fruits track is in the shuffle today.
 

 

Here is a Turbo Fruits powered Crawfish Boil – Nashville style




Athens Georgia band Five-Eight are up next with an awesome cover of Neil Young’s classic, The Needle and the Damage Done which the band released on their 1993 album The Angriest Man.

Here’s Five-Eight doing Sitting Still with a couple of blokes who might know that song pretty well.
And here is Neil Young’s version this time from the Johnny Cash Show.

Next we have June Featured Artist, Tipi Valley with a track from his latest EP, Into the Woods which you can head over to Bandcamp to pick up.

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And finally, we have an ironically danceable track from the 2006 album Ta-Dah by New York band Scissor Sisters in collaboration with Sir Elton John.  I Don’t Feel Like Dancing brought me into my office and closed out the morning shuffle.

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This greatest hits compilation is Elton John’s ninth album and his best-selling record to date.  Released in November of 1974, Elton John’s Greatest Hits is a collection of ten hit singles, including epic classics like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Your Song” and “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”.  The album spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Billboard album chart and has sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.


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