NEW MUSIC: Giant Sand ~ Transponder
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NEW MUSIC: Giant Sand ~ Transponder

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of their 1985 debut, Valley of Rain, the Howe Gelb-led Giant Sand have released the first taste of their new album Heartbreak Pass. ‘Transponder’ features Grandaddy’s Jason Lyttle and the upcoming album also has appearances from Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, Grant-Lee Phillips, John Parish and more. Heartbreak Pass is due out on May 5th via New … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Houndmouth ~ For No One
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NEW MUSIC: Houndmouth ~ For No One

Houndmouth produced one of my favourite albums of 2013 in From the Hills Below the City. Now finally we get a taste of their next album, due in 2015, with this track ‘For No One’. It’s a Felice Bros-esque acoustic slow-burning song, heavy on imagery with a passionate delivery from singer/songwriter Matt Myers. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wooden Wand ~ Farmer’s Corner
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NEW MUSIC: Wooden Wand ~ Farmer’s Corner

James Jackson Toth is a prolific songwriter and musician by anyone’s measure. Recording under a number of names and in collaboration with a range of other musicians such as Michael Gira (Swans), he seems most himself when operating as Wooden Wand. On his new album Farmer’s Corner (his 14th by our count) he brings one … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: Bonnie Whitmore ~ There I Go Again

Bonnie Whitmore (Denton TX) has a brand new album There I Go Again out now and it is a wonderful journey through country and sun-dappled soul and rock. Playing country music from the age of 8 means she has lived and learnt it and her songs flow effortlessly, overflowing with a sense of purpose, strength and … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: Drive-by Truckers’ Mike Cooley releases solo LP

In the wake of Patterson Hood’s solo record Mike Cooley has also decided to release a new solo album of some fan favourites in an acoustic style, live. Fool on Every Corner is out Dec 11, 2012 and features Carl Perkins Cadillac, 3 Dimes Down, Marry Me, Shut Up And Get On The Plane and more plus one … Continue reading