Last weekend provided the musical highlight of the week with the superb Marlon Willams show at The Basement in Sydney. It was sold out, in fact his whole tour was and he absolutely nailed it with his backing band The Yarra Benders acting as musical foils and conspirators. Read our full review.
We’ve got a bunch of new album reviews up on the site including a brief look at the new Neil Young album The Monsanto Years with Willie Nelson’s son’s band. It’s one of Young’s better albums of the last few years, crossing Harvest Moon with Ragged Glory and the polemics of Fork In The Road. We also critique the new My Morning Jacket album The Waterfall while over at FasterLouder we’ve penned reviews of Jess Ribeiro‘s new release Kill It Yourself and Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses‘ Tunnel At The End Of The Light. Both strong albums.
New music out this week included yet another killer song ‘Girls Light Fires‘ from WA’s Davey Craddock and we were please to present the premiere of the video for Ben Mastwyk‘s single ‘Sing Her Back Home‘ from his very good new solo album Mornin, Evenin. Here’s the new song from Aucklander Greg Fleming, taken from his album Stranger In My Own Hometown, due out at the end of the month.
Yesterday we posted a new mixtape, the first volume of Post To Wire Jukebox for your listening pleasure. New artists, legends and some interesting covers make up an eclectic collection of Americana music:
This week’s clip comes courtesy of Grant Lee Buffalo, a band that were more cosmic Americana-influenced than most gave them credit for at the time, given they were deep in the grunge years and no doubt hailed as alt-rock and aligned with acts like Buffalo Tom and Lemonheads. Great band and an amazing singer in Grant Lee Philips.