Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New song from Holy Esque - "Tear"

Holy Esque is one of the most talked about new bands in Scotland this year.  We covered their excellent debut EP recently (reviewstream), and now we have their latest song - "Tear".  Here us the video:

It is available for free download below:


Monday, August 6, 2012

Introducing: KiDD

KiDD is Glasgow's Stuart Kidd.  he is busy and he is talented.  He drums for Johnny, the project of Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and Euros Child of Gorky's Zygotic Mync, and Stevie Jackson (whose non-solo gig is with Belle & Sebastian).  He also has recorded a couple of EPs as KiDD for label The Barnes Society.

Stuart also has played with Stevie Jackson, Marco Rea, Roy Moller and Lorne Cowieson in The Store Keys and as one half of The Wellgreens.  Their split 7" is below.  The Wellgreens also released a full album a couple of years ago, and you can check it out at the link at the bottom of this post.

The Store Keys and The Wellgreens --

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The Wellgreens

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two Gallants new album due out Sept. 4, new song available now

Two Gallants have an album coming out September 4, The Bloom And The Blight. Their first in several years, it features a more aggressive pop/rock sound but with the close harmonies and solid songwriting you'd expect. Here's the trailer for the album:

Here's "My Love Won't Wait", free to download:

If you like what you hear, you can pre-order at their website.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I Am Harlequin - new video from Craze EP

I Am Harlequin, London-based singer Anne Freier, has released another video, this time for the title track from her current EP Craze. Her songs and videos are a real treat - she's creative, artful and has an amazing voice. Enjoy:

We previously featured the video for another song from the EP, "Wild One" - click here.

The EP is available now - click here to check it out and see how to buy.

New Patterson Hood album due out Sept. 11 - free song available now

2012 continues to be, in a way, the year of Alabama ascendant... along with upstarts like Alabama Shakes and Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, we have a new solo album from Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood. Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance will be out September on ATO Records, and on early listen, it sounds terrific.

You can download and listen to "Come Back Little Star", which features a duet with Kelly Hogan:

Tour dates:

Sep 14 Jomeoke Music and Arts Festival – Pinnacle, NC
Sep 15 The Southern Cafe and Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
Sep 16 World Cafe Live Downstairs – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 17 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Sep 18 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Sep 20 Club Helsinki – Hudson, NY
Sep 22 City Winery – Chicago, IL
Sep 23 City Winery – Chicago, IL
Sep 24 Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
Sep 27 Star Theater – Portland, OR
Sep 28 Star Theater – Portland, OR
Sep 29 Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
Oct 1 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Oct 2 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Oct 6 Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 7 Anthology – San Diego, CA
Oct 10 Cactus Café – Austin, TX
Oct 11 Cactus Café – Austin, TX
Oct 12 Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

Tickets available at this website now.

Along with all the rest of the Truckers and Kelly Hogan, the album features Scott Danbom and Will Johnson of Centro-matic and Hood's father, legendary Muscle Shoals session man David Hood.

Expect great things - you won't be disappointed.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Soul Corner - Judy Clay and William Bell "Private Number"

It's back to Memphis for a great track from 1967 I bet that more than a few of you don't know. Before cell phones, before texting, there were telephones and for quite awhile those lines (and the conversations that took place on them) were shared - "party lines". Getting a private line was a privilege.
So getting someone's private number was a sweet deal.
And it's all here n this terrific duet by Judy Clay and William Bell.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New song from Close Lobsters

Yes, you read that correctly.  Paisley, Scotland's beloved purveyors of C86/jangly college rock reformed with the original five-person lineup for some 2012 festivals.  They also are issuing a new 7" with two previously unreleased songs.  You can stream and download "Steel Love", which is a 1990 demo track, below.  The other track is a 1989 live recording of "Head Above Water". The single will be released by German imprint Firestation Records limited to 200 copies.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New song from Honeydrum

I'm very fond of the melodic, fuzz pop produced by New Jersey's Honeydrum, and try not to miss a chance to profile their releases.  Today's post is about the delightful single, "Big Chris On The Couch", from their tape Brokenhearted With A Buy Schedule, which will be released in late August by Amdiscs.  "Big Chris" is available for free download.

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The History of Apple Pie, with less sugar - "Do It Wrong"

The History of Apple Pie is on our radar again.  The occasion is the upcoming release of their new song, "Do It Wrong", which is to be released on August 5 on Marshall Teller Records.   The London band is a little less jangly and sweet, and a bit more dense, psychedelic and shoegazey on this outing.  But I doubt any of us will mind, as it is an excellent song and should feature well on the album that, we hope, is forthcoming.  Enjoy:

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