Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music [album review]

July 2, 2014

A couple months or so ago, we got an email from a reader asking us why we hadn’t reviewed the new Sturgill Simpson album. The reader said it was the most important country album in 25 years. Truth is, I hadn’t heard about it until a week before when Oz shot me a text. (Yes [...]

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Allah-Las – Worship The Sun 9/16

July 1, 2014

The Allah-Las will be back with their sophomore effort in September. Worship The Sun will be out on 9/16 via Innovative Leisure and is produced by Dan Horne & Nick Waterhouse. The Allah-Las are our of LA, meeting at the famed Amoeba Records. Their sound is a hazy blend of garage rock and surf rock. [...]

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Dom Flemons – Arkansas

June 27, 2014

For those not familiar with the name of Dom Flemons, he is one third of The Carolina Chocolate Drops; a band rooted in the realm of African-American folk music. CCD are always a treat to see live as they bring in an infectious energy to their shows. Flemons is now setting on his own for [...]

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Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers (9/9/14)

June 25, 2014

I was made aware of the brilliance of Hiss Golden Messenger last year. It was like finding water after walking in the desert. I have been soaking up anything Hiss Golden Messenger since. Hiss Golden Messenger is the moniker of MC Taylor and they will be releasing their Merge Records debut on September 9th. Its [...]

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Strand of Oaks – HEAL [album review]

June 24, 2014

I was an Indiana kid, gettin no one in my bed I had your sweet tunes to play I was staring at the map, feeling fire in my head I had your sweet tunes to play I was mean to my dad, cause I was mean to myself I had your sweet tunes to play [...]

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Phox – s/t debut [album review]

June 23, 2014

I got to be honest. I don’t think I would have been that down with Phox if it wasn’t for seeing them open up for Blitzen Trapper last summer. There’s no denying the vocal chops of Monica Martin but I could see the jackass in me easily dismissing it as a pretty girl with a [...]

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Heaven’s Jail – Mother Mary Madonna

June 20, 2014

Heaven’s Jail are a power trio fronted by Francesco Ferorelli based out of Brooklyn. So you’re thinking, Woody why did you open up their email? Great question and the answer is that it said, “Phosphorescent produced debut LP.” I love me all things Phosphorescent and Matthew Houck so I was intrigued. Houck had this to [...]

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Centro-matic – Take Pride In Your Long Odds [album review]

June 19, 2014

Centro-matic are like a fine wine that gets better with age. There’s a line in their bio that sums them up real nicely; “After 17 years, the band is still driven to mine new territories and make a beautiful racket together.” And while I might not be amongst the die-hard legions that have been with [...]

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Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie (out on August 19th)

June 12, 2014

HearYa session alumni, Bahamas, has a follow-up coming out to his excellent 2012 effort – Barchords. For those not in the know, Bahamas is the moniker for Canadian singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen. The lead track is All The Time and it’s down below. Here’s some info from Afie himself. This feels like a self-titled record to [...]

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Roadkill Ghost Choir – In Tongues (Out August 19th)

June 11, 2014

HearYa session alumni Roadkill Ghost Choir have announced their follow up to 2013′s EP, Quiet Light. So let’s do a little Q&A. Do they still look like the cast from Dazed and Confused? I think we know the answer to that. Is the new song any good? Yeah, its pretty fucking sweet. Do I get [...]

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