June 6, 2012 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: June 6, 2012

This 40th anniversary edition has been remastered by original Trident Studios engineer Ray Staff (at London s Air Studios). This special, limited edition format of 180G heavyweight vinyl features the new 2012 remaster with a 5.1 mix and high resolution audio on DVD the DVD features previously unreleased 5.1 and stereo bonus 2003 Ken Scott mixes of Moonage Daydream (instrumental), The Supermen, Velvet Goldmine and Sweet Head. Famously Bowie killed Ziggy at his peak at London s Hammersmith Odeon, on July 3rd, 1973, though Ziggy Stardust s influence was to redefine popular culture forever: pop music was never the same again.

mp3 VBR~247 kbps | 71 MB | DF

If you are familiar with Kevn Kinney from his work with Atlanta rock band Drivin’ and Cryin’, you will immediately recognize and appreciate this CD. If not, A Good Country Mile will be a great introduction to his roots-rock style, given a special kick by his collaboration with Anton Fier’s group, The Golden Palominos.As producer, Fier has done a great job of adding a forceful, yet surprisingly light-handed touch to Kinney’s music, so that the sound is bolstered but not overwhelmed. Kinney’s harp still wails, and acoustic guitars still feature prominently, mixing with electric in a nicely layered way. The sound maintains Kinney’s trademark rough edge, suited perfectly to his vocal style and lyrics.Kinney’s voice is like weathered leather, a bit worn and world-weary, with a country tinge to it, and his lyrics reflect that been-around-the-block sound. If you didn’t know he honed his craft in the Deep South, it would not take you long to figure it out.

mp3 VBR~217 kbps | 94 MB | DF

The Jake Levinson Band has their own unique yet familiar sound – chock-full of the blues while blending soul, country, a little funk, and some latin and eastern spice all in the mix. The group consists of guitar/vox (Jake Levinson), sax (Brent Cagle), drums (Pete Van Dyck), and bass (Bryan Wright). Most recently they have released an LP entitled “Burnin’ Daylight” in Spring of 2012. The band was started years ago in a little town in Guatemala by the name of San Pedro la Laguna. Now currently based in Austin, Texas, the band continues to play all over the world.

mp3 320 kbps | 117 MB | DF

“Lord, release my wild soul,” Langhorne Slim pleads on the acoustic ballad “Wild Soul.” It is safe to say that the Lord has answered his prayers.While his most recent home is Portland, Oregon, Slim and the band have spent the last two years as traveling troubadours, unleashing their rootsy rock energy for the grateful masses.  The Way We Move does a good job of bottling that energy in a studio album. Songs such the title cut and “Two Crooked Hearts” have a loose, jangly feel that recalls jam band Widespread Panic.  When not swirling things around on his piano, David Moore creates some fine finger picking on his banjo, such as on “On the Attack.”  And his work on “Someday” will easily draw comparisons to the slow building sounds of Mumford and Sons.But this is all about Langhorne Slim. His voice cracks, quakes and quivers with emotion, sometimes, such as on the emotionally charged ballad for his recently deceased grandfather, “Song for Sid,” sounding like Conor Oberst sans the whininess.  There is a sweet earnestness to “Past Lives,” but mostly Slim just comes across like a man enjoying the hell out of what he does and giving it all he’s got. This is folk music in that it’s organic and music for regular folks, but in its intensity, restlessness, and passion,  it is nothing but raw and inspired rock and roll.

mp3 256 kbps | 79 MB | DF

The Golden Boys are; Nay Nay Arbietman (keyboard), John Wesley Coleman (guitar/vocals), Matt Hoopengarder (guitar/vocals), Pat Travis (drums), Bryan Schmitz (bass), who formed in Austin, TX in 2000. The five piece deliver ballistic rock songs played out with luminous keys, charged guitars and clattering rhythms alongside narrative heavy vocals. Through a few line-up changes, break-ups and reformations The Golden Boys continue to hit their stride, as shown on 2009’s well received album on Daggerman/Alien Snatch! ‘Thee Electric Wolfman’. Following up this release is 5th studio album ‘Dirty Fingernails’ on 12XU (Flesh Lights, Chris Brokaw) engineered by Mike Vasquez, The Golden Boys offer howling rock ‘n’ roll you’d expect from Reigning Sound rooted in country and blues.

mp3 320 kbps | 69 MB | DF

Rhett Miller has been playing music for 23 years—both as a solo artist and as the frontman of the Old 97’s—and still looks as young as he did in 1989 when his first solo album, Mythologies, was released. Just like his boyish charm, Miller’s passion for recording has endured over the years. The Old 97’s have released three full-length albums since 2008, and this week, Miller will releases his fifth solo album, The Dreamer.

mp3 320 kbps | 96 MB | DF

An amazing combination of Southern Rock, Mississippi Blues, American Roots, double slide guitars and a nice bottle of whiskey. Music as it should be — raw and honest. We call it Blues-Infused American Roots.

Tom Gray: vocals, Weissenborn-style guitar, lap steel, dulcimer, keys

Mark Johnson: bottleneck guitar, mandoguitar, backing vocals

Franher Joseph: bass, backing vocals.

Darren Stanley: drums, percussion

Flac + Covers | 363 MB | DF

The Novel Ideas are a folk rock outfit of friends from the great state of Massachusetts.

Daniel Radin – Vocals/Guitars/Drums
Danny Hoshino – Vocals/Guitars/Pedal Steel
Marina Evans – Vocals
James Parkington – Backup Vocals
Ezra Weller – Trumpet
Will Radin – Drums On #3, 4, 8
Sarah Grella – Backup Vocals On #7

mp3 320 kbps | 79 MB | DF

DM Bob & the Deficits’ sound has been best known as a garage rock and bluesy swamp pop combination, usually with only a touch of country, and so it makes perfect sense that these “stragglers,” as Bob has referred to them, have been collected and are now featured together on a single release that is no doubt destined to be a collector item.They Called Us Country are not strictly country, but rather DM Bob & the Deficits’ version of country music. To put it bluntly, these songs walk right up to the mainstream corporate radio country and gives it a swift kick in the balls. Still, they had to do it their way; and their way turned out to be dirty, raw and raucous, a bit more like rockabilly than country, with a very noticable garage quality to it, and utterly lacking the tight precision with which the old standards were first played.

mp3 VBR~303 kbps | 81 MB | DF

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