August 21, 2012 - It Rock And Roll

Day: August 21, 2012

A story within a story, Blood Rushing is a glimpse into the world of Blushing, a heteronym of the artist Josephine Foster. A rock-ballet chante, the music is set to a Pueblo drum’s meta-pulsing Pan-American heartbeat. Recorded in Colorado by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) with the collaboration of her partner Spanish guitarist Victor Herrero, and musicians Paz Lenchantin (The Entrance Band), Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw) and Ben Trimble (Fly Golden Eagle). ”Cleansing. The sanitation of blood, even.

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Folk and Proud album As the charts begin to fill with the more commercially viable singer/songwriters of our generation, there is an exciting Folk scene bubbling under the surface filled with artists far more talented than the glut of Top 40 troubadours.  This double disc set features bands that are the present and future of the new Folk scene including Adam Green, Belle & Sebastian, Moriarty, Devendra Banhart, Alela Diane, Andrew Bird, Rufus Wainwright, Midlake, Jose Gonzalez, Cocoon, The Moldy Peaches and many others.

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Seattle’s Green Pajamas strike yet again with Death By Misadventure, built around the epic song cycle, The Fall of the Queen Bee. This peculiar assortment of songs which takes place in her kingdom, Colony, includes the ultimate death of The Queen and her court by decadent misadventure. This is, of course, a fictional work, and any resemblance to real people living, dead or otherwise, is completely true. A worldly darkness prevails throughout this record, though occasional shards of light break through with songs like Carrie and Supervirgin, which continue the age-old tradition of melodic Green Pajamas pop songs. Death By Misadventure marks the thirtieth album/EP by The Green Pajamas. Toss in The Goblin Market and some Jeff Kelly solo albums – that’s a splendid body of work by Seattle’s longest running, most prolific band. Death By Misadventure is a fine new chapter in the grand drama.

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Malcolm Holcombe is an acclaimed singer/songwriter in the insurgent country/folk vein who grew up in Weaverville, N.C. The release of his debut album, 1996’s A Hundred Lies — which featured his moody poetry, country blues guitar, and rumbling baritone — was met with acclaim from USA Today and Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, among others, and garnered comparisons to folks such as John Prine and Tom Waits. (The album was originally recorded for Geffen and then re-released on Hip-O). He has also earned raves in print from such Nashville notables as Lucinda Williams. Holcombe has also played as a duo with Durham, NC, native Valorie Miller. The two have toured nationally with Shelby Lynne and opened for artists such as Merle Haggard and Wilco. The acts of writing songs and playing music have always been hopeful ones, however the bleak the subject matter of the songs might be. With Down the River, Malcolm Holcombe has once again given us a handful of songs that are testimony to the human spirit. In these songs, the old truths still hold. Love, the inner life, music, these are eternal verities and will outlast the trickery and chicanery of those who would turn us against each other. These are two of the more downbeat songs on Down The River; on the folk side of the fence, with lovely female backing vocals and nice hooks.

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