My Morning Jacket – Golden My Morning Jacket – “Golden” This harmony-drenched track from My Morning Jacket’s third studio album It Still Moves shows the softer side of what this hard-rocking, Kentucky-based band can do. Jim James’ ethereal vocals are the centerpiece of everything the band does, even as they have explored more experimental territory with… Read more »
Horse Feathers – “Belly of June” From their most recent record Thistled Spring, Portland’s Horse Feathers’ lovely acoustic and strings approach first came from Justin Ringle’s songs and the instrumentation of brother/sister Peter and Heather Broderick. Though the siblings are gone, Ringle carries on with a new lineup on this record, the followup to 2008’s… Read more »
Hope you are having a groovy weekend. Got some great music for us to listen to tonight. New to me: The Beaten Sea, Shugo Tokumaru, Oscar Lopez, Two Lone Swordsmen, T Model Ford and Sam Amidon.
Stereophonics – Innocent Stereophonics – “Innocent” Kelly Jones and company have been churning out their whiskey-throated version of British rock since 1992, though their 1997 record Word Gets Around helped propel their career upwards, winning BRIT Magazine’s “Best New Band”. 2001’s Just Enough Education to Perform gave them their highest charting single with “Have a… Read more »
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? (Album Version) The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?” From their second album Meat Is Murder, the unmistakeable rumble of Johnny Marr’s guitar made this song a classic, although it wasn’t even included on the original pressing of the record. After receiving positive acclaim as the B-side to… Read more »
Dr. Dog – “Shadow People” This track, from Dr. Dog’s latest release Shame, Shame shows what the Philadelphia group does best: tightly written songs, glossy harmonies, and a bit of Philly soul under the hood. After gaining acclaim with their fourth album We All Belong, they polished their sound for 2008’s Fate before releasing this… Read more »
Lucinda Williams – Still I Long For Your Kiss Lucinda Williams – “Still I Long For Your Kiss” This song, from the landmark 1996 record Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, had a long road before it saw the light of day. The record was originally recorded with Gurf Morlix in Austin, but was scrapped… Read more »
Sarah Jaffe – Clementine Sarah Jaffe – “Clementine” From her debut full length Suburban Nature comes this track from Denton’s Sarah Jaffe. Aided by a haunting string section, Jaffe’s affected voice and lyrics about wasted time show why she has been one of the North Texas music scene’s best kept secrets for a few years… Read more »
New to me this week: Dr Dog, Blueprint RFD2, Karen Elson, Peter and Gordon, The Rall and The Most Serene Republic
tumblr_l220k1Nv5L1qb97ja This track, from the Stills-Young band’s only album, has become a classic song of endearment, although Neil Young wrote it for his 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse. The ensuing tour was famously canceled when Young called Stephen Stills before a show and said he was bored with it and was headed home.