Little Feat – Rooster Rag (2012)

The 15th album of original material by the Blues Rock veterans. Rooster Rag is the band’s first album of all new studio material since 20003’s Kickin’ It At The Barn. Four of the songs were written by former Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter in collaboration with keyboard player Bill Payne now the only musician to have played with every line-up of the group.

mp3 256 kbps | 101 MB | UJ

Joshua Baez – Little Bird (2012)

Take Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, and Bon Iver, mix it all up, and there you have it- the debut album of singer/songwriter Joshua Baez. Blending poetic lyrics of the inner psyche, the fears of oneself, and the insecurities one must learn to conquer, Joshua Baez brings everything out in a force of musical composition and beautiful poetry.

mp3 VBR~187 kbps | 86 MB | UJ

Amanda Palmer – Several Attempts to Cover Songs by The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed (2012)

A collection of songs by The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed and some other stuff played by Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls).

Tracklist:

01 – Attempt to Sing a Birthday Song,Lou Reed Misgivings
02 – Satellite of Love
03 – Walk on the Wild Side
04 – Another Birthday Song Attempt in Another Theater
05 – I’m Waiting For The Man
06 – I’ll Be My Mirror (8 in
07 – Vancouver Birthday Song Attempt
08 – I’ll Be Your Mirror
09 – Sad Little Portland Birthday Song Attempt
10 – Caroline Says II
11 – Blake Says
12 – I’m Sticking With You
13 – Perfect Day (Intro)
14 – Perfect Day

mp3 320 kbps | 127 kbps | DF | UJ

The Allman Brothers Band – A & R Studios: New York 26th August 1971 (2012)

That good fortune and success can be short lived and transitory has been rarely illustrated better than by the awful circumstances that befell the Allman Brother Band in 1971 and 1972. The group s debut and sophomore albums, released in 1969 and 1970 respectively, had achieved relatively low sales outside of the southern states, but reviews were generally positive and American critics, particularly those writing for the by then almost biblical Rolling Stone, had come out in favour of the Allmans. But it was to be the marvellous live set recorded at New York s Fillmore East in March of 71 that would provide for the commercial breakthrough that turned the group from local curios into national treasures. The album, simply titled At Fillmore East, went on general release in July and both the critical reception and the sales were phenomenal. The road was where the Allmans had paid their dues and built up their core audience, and it was this same platform upon which the band and their managers knew they must now promote both band and record in the wake of their new found celebrity. So, back in New York a month after the release of Fillmore East, The Allman Brothers Band pulled up outside the city s A & R Studio on August 26th, to perform a show but one not just for the enjoyment of those fortunate enough to secure a ticket, but also for those within earshot of NYC s legendary radio station WPLJ FM, who were lined up to transmit proceedings live across the airwaves. The resultant broadcast is presented on this CD, available legitimately for the first time. A favourite of many tape and rarities collectors, the quality, dynamic performance and ambience encompassed herein all at once make for a quite staggering sonic experience, one that fans of this legendary act in its original line-up will relish alongside the group s other essential releases. Two months after this remarkable show went out, Brother Duane Allman, one of the world s finest ever rock and blues guitarists, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. Little more than another year on, in November of 1973, ABB bassist Berry Oakley sustained a similar fate in a separate crash, just three blocks from Duane s fatal accident spot. This release showcases one of the final appearances of the original Allmans line up and remains not just a delightful listening experience but additionally serves as a fitting tribute and historical document to the legacy of this iconic American rock group.

mp3 320 kbps | 166 MB | UJ | DF | TB

Giant Sand – Tucson (2012)

Just when you thought Giant Sand couldn’t get any bigger, Howe Gelb has done just that by regrouping, expanding and magnifying his vision with the newest version of past ensembles, calling it (appropriately enough) GIANT GIANT SAND. As a sort of homage, he’s named the album Tucson after the town he’s called home for forty years. This self-described country rock opera by one of music’s leading risk-takers, is set to be released on June 12th on Fire Records. Taking place in the town of Tucson, the story revolves around a “semi grizzled man with overt boyish naivete” who sets off to escape his hometown and embarks on a life-changing road trip; eschewing all his worldly goods and leaving his girlfriend, encountering jail at the Mexican border, finding love at a train station saloon and fearing the end of the world. The album is a dusty work of art, conjuring images of the desert, rivers, and a cactus-strewn landscape.

mp3 320 kbps | 164 MB | DF

Neil Young – Americana (2012)

Americana is the first album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in nearly nine years. Crazy Horse is: Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro, and Neil Young. As you’ll see from the track-listing, Americana is collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as “protest songs,” “murder ballads,” or campfire-type songs passed down with universal, relatable tales for everyman. Some of these compositions which, like “Tom Dooley” and “Oh Susannah,” were written in the 1800s, while others, like “This Land Is Your Land” (utilizing the original, widely misinterpreted “deleted verses”) and “Get A Job,” are mid-20th-century folk classics. It’s also interesting to note that “God Save The Queen,” Britain’s national anthem, also became the de facto national anthem of sorts before the establishment of The Union as we know it until we came to adopt our very own “The Star Spangled Banner,” which has been recognized for use as early as 1889 and made our official national anthem in 1931. Each of these compositions is very much part of the fabric of our American heritage; the roots of what we think of as “Americana” in cultural terms, using songs as a way of passing along information and documenting our past. What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist, the emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what’s going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.

mp3 320 kbps | 136 MB | DF