Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thundercrack Playlist #20

Not too many videos this week, some of the artists don't have anything decent up. Don't let that stop you though, there's some real quality this week. Download it from here

1. Elsinore - The General

I've featured Elsinore before but wanted to highlight a different type of song to 'Cannonball' which was on #3. This is a far more up tempo track and a great one at that. They've got an album coming out this year and I think it's going to be a big one. Keep checking their website for updates.

2. Hell On Heels - I'll Come Runnin'

Featured on Little Steven's Underground Garage a while ago and got a great write up from him. Really good track from this American group. Very catchy.

3. The Primordials - She's A Girl

Keeping up the fast pace, these guys reach back into musical history to find their sound. Garage pop would be the best description. They have a bunch of songs available to download on their MySpace too.

4. Alan Wilkis - I Wanna Know

Taken from his solo debut 'Babies Dream Big' Alan is a Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist. Very eclectic album, have a listen on his MySpace.

5. Abbie Gardner & Anthony da Costa - Someday

Just got this album and I've been very impressed. Beautiful duets by these two artists with some great songs to go along with it. Recommended.

6. Adam Masterson - Isolation

First heard of Adam a number of years ago when he released his strong debut 'One Tale Too Many'. After that I didn't hear a thing from him. Turns out he's over in America trying to make a name for himself there. This is one of the tracks he's got on his MySpace. Here's hoping he makes another album.

7. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Southern Cross

One of my all time favourite songs.

8. The Gorgeous Colours - Holy Moley

One of the standout Irish bands at the moment, this is the new single from The Gorgeous Colours. Video is their debut single - Burning.

9. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - Tears, Tears and More Tears

Really enjoyed this collaboration when it was released a couple of years ago. Video is River In Reverse

10. Hayden - Lonely Security Guard

Great song from this Canadian artist, it's off his recent album 'In Field And Town'.

11. Michelle Shocked - Fogtown

A truly innovative artist, this is one of my favourite songs by her and has led to some great cover versions, most notably this one from Glen Hansard & Mic Christopher.

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