April 19, 2012 - It Rock And Roll

Day: April 19, 2012

Formed in the winter of 2010, Denver-based Saturn Cowboys rock the stage combining classic and psychedelic rock with dark, alternative country. The unifying presence is lead vocalist Danny’s resonant baritone voice and characteristic, precise Telecaster-work. Combined with a rock solid rhythm section, the band confidently delivers all of the atmosphere and depth of their songs.

mp3 320 kbps | 151 MB | DF | TB

Sean Taylor’s is a singer-songwriter and this latest album sees a move to a more produced sound than previous albums.The album was recorded in Austin, Texas, and produced by Mark Hallman. After hearing Mark’s work, with Eliza Gilkyson in particular, Sean realised he would be perfect. Sean wanted to capture his live guitar sound, and Mark is the absolute master in this area. As a session guitarist himself, he knows exactly how to record and mix different guitars. Mark has also produced Carole King, Ani di Franco, Tom Russell, Iain Matthews, as well as working with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Oasis, and Lyle Lovett.The sound is very good throughout Sean’s gravelly voice is recorded very close in and fractionally lower in the mix than before it results in an intimate and atmospheric sound. The accompanying musicians play extremely well and produce a roots based down to earth sound. The presentation is completed by the serious cover art – Sean Taylor is photographed in black & white producing an image that is redolent of a noted picture of Woody Guthrie, elsewhere there are skyline images of St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London – a particular target of Sean’s lyrics- and another picture of St. Paul’s with a fiery skyline behind –it recalls the famous picture of St. Paul’s during the blitz. The symbolism has to be deliberate.

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Johnny Dowd sounds like no one else. The Ithaca, NY singer-songwriter follows his own path, releasing a string of memorable albums that have gained him a avid cult following, mainly in Europe. His new record is called No Regrets, 13 songs about 15 women who got under his skin. Dowd is the undisputed master of junkyard Americana, using almost forgotten old school equipment. The prominent sound on the album is a vintage Sixties drum machine, giving the songs a late night B-movie soundtrack feel.

mp3 320 kbps | 89 MB | DF TB | RG

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