May 2012 - It Rock And Roll
 

Month: May 2012

Liars have returned with their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2010 s critically lauded Sisterworld. WIXIW was recorded in LA and self-produced by the band with additional production from Mute founder Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller. The band worked more collaboratively than on previous recordings and began when frontman Angus Andrew and bassist Aaron
Hemphill moved into an isolated cabin in the mountains to begin writing.

mp3 320 kbps | 102 MB | DF

New album from the Native American band fronted by Mato Nanji. This release stretches Mato’s already established musicianship into a hard-hitting, guitar-driven package of musical excursions and playful songwriting. Joining Mato on the opening song is the soulful Jonny Lang. ‘Free Yourself, Free Your Mind’ is a hook laden track providing the groundwork for two true guitar masters to jam it out without borders or fences. The duo has been working together on the Experience Hendrix Tour for a number of years along with other guitar heroes including Kenny Wayne Shepard, Robert Randolph and Los Lobos legend, David Hidalgo. Mato mentions what an honor and learning experience the tour has been for him.

mp3 320 kbps | 161 MB | DF | TB

Highly anticipated follow up album to “Devil’s Name”, includes an array of instruments while never neglecting heavy guitar riffs. Great blend of rock and country that some have coined Southern-Americana- Folk-Rock-Tonk.

mp3 320 kbps | 131 MB | DF

Bowen’s latest album is the sixth studio album of his career and finds him on the path to national stardom, a path most recently taken by fellow Texas Indie country veterans Eli Young Band. Nine of the ten tracks on The Given were written or co-written by Bowen and the recording was produced by Justin Niebank (Keith Urban). The lone track not written by Wade is “To Live Is To Fly,” a classic Townes Van Zant track that features Texas and country music icon Guy Clark.

mp3 256 kbps | 72 MB | DF

The Georgia Satellites are a Southern rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. They are best known for their 1986 top five hit single “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”, and draw inspiration from Chuck Berry, Little Feat, and AC/DC, among others.

mp3 320 kbps | 118 MB | DF

Kathryn Williams’ third album to be released through One Little Indian is as different from 2010′s children’s album (recorded with Anna Spencer as The Crayonettes) as that album was from the same year’s The Quickening. Teaming up with married duo Simon Edwards (already a long-time collaborator of Kathryn’s) and Ginny Clee (formerly of The Dear Janes; she proposed to Simon in the sleevenotes of their 1996 album No Skin), The Pond was formed over a two-year period – as long as it took for them to realise that their idle home studio experiments were gelling into something deserving of a proper release.Described by Kathryn as a “democratic mud pit” and by the label as “more Gorillaz than Guthrie”, this brand new trio are set to turn expectations upside down with their self-titled debut, out May 28, and Wears The Trousers is pleased as punch to be able to bring you an exclusive first listen to a track from the album, ‘Bebop’.

mp3 320 kbps | 88 MB | DF

Nadler six full-length albums has shown she has a special gift for crafting portraits within her songs. Five of The Sister‘s eight songs are about a clearly defined character. In addition to the burnout rock singer of “Constantine”, there’s the sad soul of “Christine” (“I find you deep inside your den/a home to your bones, and then/escort you to court you but you’re firmly dying, instead”). In the past, overemphasized instrumentals might have distracted from the figure central to “Love Again, There Is a Fire” (“Mary, Mary, never died/like we thought she would”), but here there’s only a subtle piano supplementing her words. With its feet firmly planted in the minimalist end of the folk pool, this album gives Nadler’s lyrics extra room to stretch out and breathe, and her sorrowful characters have the opportunity to come to life.

mp3 VBR~235 kbps | 58MB | DF

Rufus Thomas’ first album following Stax’s break from the Atlantic had “Do the Funky Chicken” as its centerpiece, so the emphasis upon good-humored dance tunes was unsurprising. There were some weird moments, particularly the down-and-bestial seven-minute update of “Sixty Minute Man” (on which Rufus sounds like he’s singing in tongues), a remake of “Bear Cat,” and a two-part version of “Old McDonald Had a Farm.” Still, the slightly goofy uptempo arrangements can get a little tiresome, and since his best hits from the period are better than the album-only tracks, almost everyone should just stick with a compilation. Some editions add seven bonus tracks from 1968-1974 singles, which are OK but not essential; Eddie Floyd’s “Funky Mississippi” (from 1968) is about the best.

mp3 320 kbps | 153 MB | TB | DF

The Virtual Campfire, a group who honed their craft amongst the tree stumps and burning embers at hundreds of campsites worldwide. The “VC” breaks the mold of traditional campfire music, singing their original tunes about the naked pregnant women on the moon, the benefits of eating tomorrow’s sandwich today, their brave attempt to reunite North and South Dakota, the angst of being the kid brother of Jesus, and how nothing in this world is as happy and carefree as singing F this BS called Life. And many fun songs about death.

mp3 192 kbps | 61 MB | DF

“Bonfire” was written and recorded in a secluded yurt in Cayucos, CA. For fans of artists such as Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, John Butler Trio, and Van Morrison, this album is sincerely a diamond in the rough. Truly a soulful experience.

mp3 320 kbps | 108 MB | DF

The band’s wildly energetic and seriously soulful new CD Jump Start is jam-packed with Lil’ Ed’s incendiary slide playing and rough, passionate singing, as the ragged-but-right Blues Imperials cook like mad alongside him. Produced by Williams and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, it is a tour-de-force of untamed slide guitar, rock solid rhythms, heartrending ballads and authentic deep blues vocals. Williams wrote or co-wrote 13 of the album’s 14 songs, ranging from the non-stop boogie blast of If You Were Mine to the heart-on-his-sleeve honesty of Life Is A Journey to the bouncing and jazzy Jump Right In to the swaggering, autobiographical Musical Mechanical Electrical Man. The album overflows with the band’s full throttle drive and is fueled by Lil’ Ed’s love of both serious blues and good time fun. Jump Start reveals a band firing on all cylinders and ready to spread the genuine houserockin’ fever to their biggest audience yet. “It’s all blues, really,” says Lil’ Ed. “Some of it will make you dance, some will ease your soul Through my music, I want people to feel what I feel.”

mp3 320 kbps | 123 MB | DF

This is a great album. Beautiful song writing and great melody.The Millers  have not made a bad album. Julie has such a unique voice, both soft, but full of emotion and she is joined with a strong back-up band including Buddy.It is just too bad that this great music is drowned-out by all the garbage on top 40 stations which is a clear indication of the state of American taste.

mp3 VBR~237 kbps | 79 MB | DF

01. Dirty Rain (Acoustic)
02. Ashes & Fire (Acoustic)
03. Come Home (Acoustic)
04. Rocks (Acoustic)
05. Do I Wait (Acoustic)
06. Chains Of Love (Acoustic)
07. Invisible Riverside (Acoustic)
08. Lucky Now (Acoustic)
09. I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say (Acoustic)
10. Let it Ride (Acoustic)
11. Till I Found You
12. Star Sign
13. Petal In A Rainstorm
14. Darkness
15. Empty Room
16. Nutshell
17. Heartbreak A Stranger (Bob Mould cover)
18. Black Sheets Of Rain (Bob Mould cover)
19. Shine Through The Dark
20. Round And Round (Ratt cover)
21. 200 More Miles (Cowboy Junkies cover)
22. Wasted Years (Iron Maiden cover)
23. A-Punk (Vampire Weekend cover)
24. Mansard Roof (Vampire Weekend cover)
25. Oxford Comma (Vampire Weekend cover)
26. Star Sign (Demo)
27. Come Home (Demo)
28. Do I Wait (Demo)
29. Down In A Hole (Alternate)
30. Black Sheets Of Rain (Alternate)
31. Blue Thunder (Galaxie 500 cover)
32. Holy Diver (Dio cover)
33. Mother (Danzig cover)

mp3 160 kbps | 165 MB | DF

This exclusive  CD set can transport you to a front row seat in London as Dolly performs some of her most popular songs “Coat of Many Colors,” “9 to 5,” and “Jolene,” live in front of her sold-out O2 arena concert. Classics like Dolly’s very first million seller, “Here You Come Again” and “I Will Always Love You,” along with previously unreleased live bonus tracks “Shattered Image” and “My Tennessee Mountain Home,” combine in a memorable collection.

mp3 320 kbps | 102 MB | DF

New Orleans-based, indie folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff was formed by singer/songwriter/banjo player Alynda Lee, a Bronx-raised, Puerto Rican troubadour who left home at 17 to ride the rails, and eventually landed in the Big Easy. After honing her skills on the washboard with a gang of train-yard musicians called the Dead Man’s Street Orchestra, she picked up the banjo that a close friend had given her and began writing her own songs. While Lee, drummer/violinist Yosi Pearlstein and bass player David Maclay served as the foundation for Hurray for the Riff Raff’s signature blend of folk-blues and southern, gothic Americana, the trio was often rounded out by a rotating cast of accordion, guitar, organ and musical saw players.

mp3 192 kbps | 81 MB | DF

King Tuff is the new record from King Tuff – his first for Sub Pop and his second album overall. “Was Dead”, King Tuff’s 2008 debut, captured the attention of the rock underground and quickly blew through its limited pressing (it now resides on ebay, being snatched up for hearty sums). His gem of a new album was produced by Bobby Harlow, of The Go and Conspiracy of Owls, and recorded during a furious two-week run in Detroit.

mp3 320 kbps | 89 MB | DF

The soulful piano-based track showcases the warmth and subtle power of Carlile s vocals. It is the cornerstone of an earthy collection that embraces all of her musical influences folk, pop, country, rock, gospel and blues. From the spirited “Hard Way Home” and chilling country blues of “Raise Hell” to the poignant “Rise Again” and ethereal “Just Kids,” Carlile manages to be at once plainspoken and poetic. The rich imagery of “Keep Your Heart Young” evokes childhood dreams with such unerring accuracy it is apt to elicit renewed vows to never grow up while “Save Part Of Yourself” and “100″ wistfully underscore the lifetime impact of a lost love.

mp3 VBR~238 kbps | 90 MB DF

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