Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
I've been HOOKED on T. Hardy Morris and his other band, Dead Confederate. Enjoy this set folks.
01 Cut A Path
02 Mob Scene
03 In The Marrow
04 Start Me Laughing
07 Heavy Petting
08 Quiet Kid
09 Track 9
Very excellent acoustic set from a relatively early Smashing Pumpkins. I love hearing this side of them.
02 Dancing In The Moonlight (Thin Lizzy)
04 Cherub Rock
Gotta thank the folks over at Slow Nerve Action for this set. It's the BBC Radio 30th Anniversary show.
01 Steve Lamacq Intro
02 Race for the Prize
03 Bag Full of Thoughts
04 Love Yer Brain
05 Unconsciously Screamin’
06 You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)
07 Moth in the Incubator
08 She Don’t Use Jelly
09 Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
10 Waitin’ For Superman
11 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
12 The Terror
13 Do You Realize?
14 The W.A.N.D.
Enjoy this folks. The mighty Wilco at Austin City Limits this year.
02 Give Back The Key To My Heart
03 Forget The Flowers
04 California Stars
05 I Am Trying To Break Your Hearts
06 Art of Almost
08 Dawned on Me
09 Via Chicago
10 Impossible Germany
11 Heavy Metal Drummer
12 I’m The Man Who Loves You
13 A Shot In The Arm
Got another recent Arcade Fire set for you all. Their latest studio effort, Reflektor, has been dominating my stereo - it's such a complete album. "Normal Person" is one of the most rockin' tunes I've heard in some time. The lead guitar riff and especially its tone are absolutely spectacular.
Be listening to Reflektor, buy the album, and see these guys live - this latest tour promises to be one helluva a show.
03 Flashbulb Eyes
06 It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
07 We Exist
08 You Already Know
09 Normal Person
10 Here Comes The Night Time
11 Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Some #mmjfriday action. They pull out the Fela Kuti classic (listen to "Dondante" live...) "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am." Mr. Michael Feld of "One Big Holiday" documentary fame initially turned me on to that. If you haven't seen his film then make sure to give her a watch right here.
As always, thanks to the taper. In this case Mr. Scott Bernstein (of the superb Hidden Track?). I'm like, pretty sure it's the same guy. Either way, the Hidden Track version is super cool and consumes good music at an incredible rate, and the one that taped this deal is obviously pretty darn cool, so, win win.
01 intro by Matt Pinfield
03 It Beats 4 U
04 I'm Amazed ->
05 Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am *+
06 Victory Dance
07 Wordless Chorus
08 Don't Do It +^
09 One Big Holiday
10 outro by Matt Pinfield
* = Fela Kuti cover w/Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) on vocals
+ = w/Antibalas horns
^ = w/Jakob Dylan on guitar, vocals [though he contributed very little of either]
Arcade Fire released a new record yesterday, Reflektor, and so far I think it's pretty spectacular. I was able to get in 4 listens in but I was hooked after the first spin. The sound is pretty out there and it reminds me of the second Bon Iver album, their self-titled. Not from a sound/vibe perspective but that it's got an incredibly specific sound while be nothing like their previous work. It sounds as if they've been making music of this style for years.
This recording, at from the very recent Bridge School benefit, features new tracks from Reflektor and a never before played song called "I Dreamed a Neil Young Song" - with Neil Young.
01 The Suburbs
03 Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
04 Normal Person
05 I Dreamed a Neil Young Song (with Neil Young)
06 Wake Up
Nashville's The Raconteurs have a new Thirdman Records Vault recording coming for the end of the year. It features the band at the famous Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville, and it's unclear if there is a live film to go along with it.
In other Jack White news though...The Dead Weather are in the studio and working on new material. They plan on releasing pairs of songs for the next year or so, culminating in a new LP in 2015. AND, The Raconteurs are also apparently working on some new jams, but no new material has yet surfaced.
The latest offering from the Arctic Monkeys, AM, has been on repeat over here since it was released. From cover to cover it's a choice listen. Some tracks remind me of The Black Keys, others, Velvet Underground, others have some Muscle Shoals soul, others have a Californian vibe. It's great and you should buy it.
We've long been fans of the Futurebirds over here at The Steam Engine. Their new record, Baba Yaga, is going to go down as one of my favorites of the year. As my bro-in-law points out the album plays like a greatest hits from a Southern rock band that has been together for decades. My favorite track is probably "Dig" - take a listen and you'll get it. It's as close as anyone has ever gotten to sounding like a version of My Morning Jacket - but they pull it off as their own and it's excellent.
Buy their records, go to their FUN F*CKING shows.