Joe Pug announces new album, Windfall, due on 3/10.

January 6, 2015

What better way to start the new year than a new tune from HearYa fave, Joe Pug. If Still It Can’t Be Found is the first tune from Joe’s third LP, Windfall. Windfall will see be released by the fine folks at Lightning Rod Records and will be out this Spring. Long-time readers of HearYa [...]

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HearYa Top 50 of 2014: 1-15

December 21, 2014

1. Strand Of Oaks – HEAL 2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers 3. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 4. Spoon – They Want My Soul 5. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music 6. Field Report – Marigolden 7. Elliott BROOD – Work And Love 8. Drive-by Truckers [...]

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HearYa Top 50 of 2014: 16-30

December 21, 2014

16. Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else 17. Tweedy – Sukierae 18. Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time 19. Curtis Harding – Soul Power 20. Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss 21. Ages and Ages – Divisionary 22. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers 23. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell 24. Trampled By Turtles – [...]

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HearYa Top 50 of 2014: 31 to 50

December 21, 2014

31. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold 32. Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather 33. The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams 34. Happyness – Weird Little Birthday 35. Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers 36. John Fullbright – Songs 37. Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms 38. Beck – Morning Phase 39. Centro-matic – Take Pride [...]

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Christmas Tunes from Field Report & Band of Horses

December 19, 2014

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. Tweet

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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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