So, I was updating my review widget a couple of days ago when my sidebar exploded. I’m still not sure if it was an update or some weird code error but I am bereft of social media links till I get them all reinstalled. I feel like the blog is stranded on an iceberg and the only contact with civilization is a small pontoon plane.
Shoreacres from The Task at Hand found and shared the Featured Vid for this Week. Check out Unorganized Hancock doing their cover of Modest Mouse‘s Float On.
Lots of new music in the jukebox this week including The Heavy Horses track I was looking for a few weeks ago. Give a listen to Alabama Shakes – Always Right, Great Peacock – Take me to the Mountain, The Heavy Horses – Copper and Gold, Joe Pug – The Great Despiser and Jason Isbell – Cigarettes and Wine.
Okay, I promised once the sun came up I would go find Hamish for Scooter. She has the little brothers from Brave in bear form and when I went to collect them so she could sleep, Hamish was nowhere to be found. Since I draw the line at moving furniture at four in the morning, I am off to search now.
How many guitar straps does Martin think I can possibly use? I get that a lot of the emails are just auto-sends with whatever is on sale but still.
Amazon informs me that some Walter Trout tracks I bought from them in 2006 are now up in the Cloud if I want to snag. I long ago ripped tracks off the CD for my mp3 player and then again for my phone so I am not sure what I am supposed to do with the Cloud versions. It may just be a way to introduce their new auto-rip feature. Any physical CD you buy from them with a certain logo also gets you and immediate digital version to download. Most of the indie sites I buy from have been doing that for years now. Welcome to the 21st century Amazon.
The best thing in my mailbox lately?
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day
The Record Company - On the Move
Some new and some nearly new tunes in the juke this week with Semi-Twang - The Wrong Side of the Tracks, Wires in the Walls – In the Rain, Debbie Davies – Done Sold Everything, Skyla Burrell Band – Bottom of my Heart, and finally the Hickman Dalton Gang with Whiskey Rain – just because I can.
The featured vid earlier this week was Traps from Black Music by the Dark Horses. They seem to be somewhat of a performance art kinda band so I will likely watch their vids and forego snagging the tunes but if you like that kind of music expression you should check them out on their facebook page or follow them on Twitter @darkhorsesmusic.
The featured vid right now (grin) is a live acoustic version of Ashes to Ashes from Peter Parcek 3. You all should snag Peter’s facebook page not only for the blues music he and his band play but also for his articles and stories about guitar players and blues musicians.
Also – added shiny new track Turn me Loose from The Record Company to the jukebox. The guys are offering it as a free download so you all go snag it while I make a pot of coffee. Ummm, coffee.
Kicking off the week o’reviewing is Arc & Stones, the debut EP from Brooklyn band Arc & Stones. The guys are Dan Pellarin (vocals), Ben Cramer (guitar), Joe Doino (drums) and Eddy Bayes (bass). I had the cool video for Silence up in the featured spot last month but I’ve popped it into the review for anyone that missed it the first time around.
My favorite track is She’s Mine because it’s loud.
No, seriously. It has slamming drums, gritty fuzzy guitars and a growl-y vocal delivery. Kind of like ’70′s ZZ Top with a little bit of Mr John Lee Hooker thrown in for fun. Oh, and did I mention it was LOUD?!
Rise is not quite as raw but it is still a good rock tune while Let Me Down seems a little out of place, not because it is quiet and mellow but because it sounds like it needs to be played acoustic on your front porch. It is a nice track, just different. Say Goodbye starts off all warm and cozy then explodes into another hard rocking number:
This is a great EP and you all should go and buy it now. Yes now. Or tomorrow when it releases. Hey, it is a couple of bucks and you get awesome music from a new band. There is no bad in this. Well, except for the waiting until tomorrow part.
Arc & Stones releases tomorrow, Feb 12, 2013 and is available in digital format from Amazon and Bandcamp. You can also check out the band on their facebook page or on their website and follow them on Twitter @ArcAndStones
Brewed Southern Pecan coffee this morning. The house smells like pecan pie.
New tracks in the jukebox this week. I’ve also posted links to all the jukebox songs within the post for anyone pulling the blog on feed. Unless it says differently these are all linked from Soundcloud.
Precious Bryant passed away this weekend. The Music Maker Relief Foundation has a nice article about her on their website. Check out Fool Me Good from her 2002 release of the same title over in the jukebox.
The featured vid this week is Green Lights by Eastern Rift off their new EP Left of the Mark. You can check out more stuff from the band on their Facebook page or over on their Reverbnation page.
…and I was going put up a neat pic of Ryan Bingham and his dog, both decked out for Christmas -but- I do understand not everyone shares my Boodreaux obsession so a change of plans was enacted.
The Delta Saints are giving away a couple of tracks off their 2010 EP in anticipation of their new album release (Death Letter Jubilee) next month. You can pop over to Noisetrade and download the songs for free but if you can afford it be sure to drop a couple of bucks in the tip jar.
Hey, at 12:17 tonight when you are still trying to put together the bike, dollhouse, toy chest, or whatever - slipping The Delta Saints and a cup of coffee in between Perry Como and Tony Bennett will wake you up enough to finish the job before morning.
Kit’s Rockin’ Vid of Keeping you all awake on Christmas Eve
The Delta Saints – A Bird Called Angola
I missed Ninebullets Radio last night which is a shame because Bryan put together a stellar line-up of artists and then attempted (or so I assume) to blow the roof off the radio station. Since I missed it live I am listening to the recorded version.
Just check out the playlist:
01. Otis Gibbs – Crap For Christmas (Once I Dreamed Of Christmas) 02. The Black Keys – Thick Freakness (Thickfreakness) 03. Left Lane Cruiser – Big Mama (Bring Yo Ass To The Table) 04. The Legendary Shack Shakers – County Of Graves (Believe) 05. Those Crosstown Rivals – Kentucky Woman (TCR/Arliss Split 7?) 06. The Whipsaws – Jessi Jane (60 Watt Ave) 07. Arliss Nancy – Both Got Old (TCR/Arliss Split 7?) 08. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings) 09. The White Buffalo – The Pilot (Once Upon A Time In The West) 10. Drag The River – History with History (unreleased) 11. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Go The Spoils (Mergers & Acquisitions) 12. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents) 13. Possum Jenkins – Greasy Spoon (On Time) 14. JKutchma & The Five Fifths – Used To Believe (Pastorals) 15. Chris Knight – In the Mean Time (Little Victories) 16. Scott H. Biram – Judgement Day (Something’s Wrong/Lost Forever)
Seriously good show. Four or five of these are on my best of 2012 list but the entire line-up is just awesome.
For those of you that pull the blog on feed, Routed Tree is the video up in the featured spot and it’s from my favorite Brighton guys, Gypsy and the Wolf.
This is my new desktop background -
Before everyone gets overcome with jealousy, there are several wallpapers and some new shots from Ironman 3 over on the Marvel website so you all can have your own Tony Stark/Ironman background.
Well, I’m on the last track of the show (appropriately titled Judgement Day-grin) and need to run. Have a good weekend!