HearYa Top 50 of 2014: 1-15

by Woody on December 21, 2014

1. Strand Of Oaks – HEAL
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2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
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3. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
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4. Spoon – They Want My Soul
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5. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
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6. Field Report – Marigolden
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7. Elliott BROOD – Work And Love
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8. Drive-by Truckers – English Oceans
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9. Water Liars – s/t
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10. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
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11. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
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12. Delta Spirit – Into The Wide
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13. Benjamin Booker – s/t
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14. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
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15. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed
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HearYa Top 50 of 2014: 16-30

by Woody on December 21, 2014

16. Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
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17. Tweedy – Sukierae
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18. Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
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19. Curtis Harding – Soul Power
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20. Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss
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21. Ages and Ages – Divisionary
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22. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
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23. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell
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24. Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals
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25. The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
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26. Ex Hex – Rips
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27. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City
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28. Saintseneca – Dark Arc
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29. Roadkill Ghost Choir – In Tongues
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30. Ty Segall – Manipulator
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HearYa Top 50 of 2014: 31 to 50

by Woody on December 21, 2014

31. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
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32. Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather
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33. The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
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34. Happyness – Weird Little Birthday
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35. Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers
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36. John Fullbright – Songs
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37. Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms
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38. Beck – Morning Phase
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39. Centro-matic – Take Pride In Your Long Odds
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40. Christopher Denny – If the Roses Don’t Kill Us
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41. Doug Paisley – Strong Feelings
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42. Nude Beach – 77
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43. She Keeps Bees – Eight Houses
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44. Sun Kil Moon – Benji
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45. Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
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46. Natural Child – Dancin With Wolves
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47. Greylag – s/t
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48. The Haden Triplets – s/t
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49. Nikki Lane – All Or Nothin’
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50. New Madrid – Sunswimmer
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Happy Holidays from the HearYa crew. Here’s a couple of tracks from Band of Horses & Field Report to get you in the mood. We’ll post the top 50 next week.

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Buxton announce Half a Native – 3/3/15

December 16, 2014

Two or three years ago Jefe and I trekked across Austin to catch a midnight set by Buxton. We were exhausted and a bit drunk but once Buxton got going, all was forgotten and we suddenly felt great again. Half a Native is the follow up to 2012′s excellent Nothing Here Seems Strange. Here’s the [...]

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Lady Lamb the Beekeeper sign to Mom + Pop, new album 3/3

December 11, 2014

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper made quite the impression on me with her debut, Ripely Pine and a live set that I caught at Schubas. Since then she covered Girl Called Alex by Kurt Vile and made the HearYa Top 50 in 2013. Well now she’s signed to Mom + Pop Records and will be releasing [...]

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Live Albums coming on 2015 – Dr. Dog, Phosphorescent and Ty Segall Band

December 4, 2014

Live albums used to be a big deal when I was growing up. Like Kozelek, I watched The Song Remains The Same along with listening to Exit…Stage Left, Live At Leeds, The Last Waltz, etc., etc. They seem to have gone somewhat out of vogue recently. Well either this is coincidence or they are making [...]

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Strand Of Oaks, Live Session #125 Pt 2

December 1, 2014

Here is the second segment of our recent session with Strand of Oaks.  After my first listen through to HEAL earlier this summer, “Shut In” was an immediate standout.  In fact I just dug up the text I sent to Tim minutes after finishing my first pass: Just got a first listen to HEAL in [...]

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Lennon is leaving Ha Ha Tonka

November 26, 2014

There are some acts I identify with HearYa more than others. Joe Pug, Strand Of Oaks and The Love Language to name a few. Ha Ha Tonka is chief amongst them. As I said to anybody who would listen, the thing that always separated Ha Ha Tonka from the others was the bond that Luke, [...]

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Banditos sign to Bloodshot

November 24, 2014

Bloodshot just announced the signing of a band right up HearYa’s alley. Here’s the lowdown on Bloodshot found them. Refreshing to read that things like this still happen at SXSW in the midst of Kanye West PR stunts. Back in March we saw Nashville-via-Birmingham, AL group Banditos at one of those fly-by-night, hole-in-the-wall bars that [...]

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