Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sonic Youth - What We Know

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Metric - Help I'm Alive

Sunset Rubdown - Idiot Heart

Taken from their new album Dragonslayer which is out in June. Looking forward to it.

MP3: Sunset Rubdown - Idiot Heart

Friday, April 17, 2009

Springsteen w/ Mike Ness - Bad Luck

Big Social Distortion fan so this is pretty cool from Springsteen's concert in LA last night.

A.C Newman - Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer

Bat For Lashes - Use Somebody

A great cover, her new album's really good too.

MP3: Bat For Lashes - Use Somebody

Friday, April 10, 2009

Neil Young - Get Around

The man is nothing if not an innovator. If you log on to you can watch a new film from 'Bernard Shakey' called 'Get Around'. Basically it's Neil driving around in his LincVolt, a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to run on alternative, earth-friendly fuels, singing his new album 'Fork In The Road'. Here's the trailer

Get Around

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

The new album is due out early next month but before that next week, Conor is releasing a documentary which you can watch and download for free on his website. Here's the trailer.

He's also made available for free a track from the new album. Download it below

MP3: Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - Nikorette .

Franz Nicolay - Jeff Penalty

Franz Nicolay is of course the Hold Steady keyboardist and he released a solo album at the start of the year which I still haven't heard. But this is one of the tracks off it and I like it, although it's like listening to the Hold Steady without Craig Finn which wouldn't be half as good. Still like this song though.

He also recently did a Daytrotter session which you can download from here .

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sometymes Why

Another great new release is the second album by Sometymes Why, who are Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl), Ruth Ungar Merenda (the Mammals), and Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still). It's a really great listen, with the harmonies of the three women particularly impressive. They've all got great voices and the songwriting by all three is excellent. It's out now from Signature Sounds .

Sometymes Why - The Stupid Kiss

Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw

One of my favourite songs of the year so far, released on one of the best albums of the year. Fantastic song and album.

MP3: Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw

Lucky Soul - Whoa Billy

One of the best bands around for a catchy pop song are back with a new single and it's as good as anything they've done so far. 'Whoa Billy' is a great song and the first single off their second album which I think is due out in the next couple of months. Definitely one to look forward to.

MP3: Lucky Soul - Whoa Billy

courtesy of the excellent Chromewaves

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Justin Townes Earle - What I Mean To You / Mama's Eyes

Been listening to Justin Townes Earle's new album this week and it's really good. There's a wide variety of styles present on the album, not just country which does form its base. The lyrics are great and the arrangements of the songs are brilliant at times. The cover of the Replacements' 'Can't Hardly Wait' works well and fits in with his own songs. Very enjoyable album. Here's two of the tracks off the record. Well worth picking up.

Justin Townes Earle - Mama's Eyes

Justin Townes Earle - What I Mean To You