August 3, 2013 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: August 3, 2013

11261This is the Japanese import version of this CD, printed on beautiful paper. The original domestic pressing is sold out. This collection includes the original version of the song “For My Wedding” that was covered by Don Henley on his release, “Inside Job.” Special guests on this CD include The Blind Boys of Alabama, John Leventhal, Warren Haynes & The Uptown Horns.

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ANDYThis beautiful acoustic collection will deliver a warm resonance to the hearts of many this winter. With the comforting cohesiveness of the instrumentals that carry the heartfelt narrative; this album will be sure to touch the soul of any listener. His raw, candid lyrics open up a chronicle of nostalgic and rapturous moments that have been captured; collectively painting the picture of the man behind the guitar.
The stunning arrangements of the tracks (courtesy of Luke Moore) pays compliment to each of the amazingly talented musicians involved in its compilation. The album even includes the piano played on the platinum, award winning ‘Parachutes’ album by Coldplay.

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matMat Riviere is a 28 year-old musician from London, England. On his new album, Not Even Doom Music, Mat produces dark, tense atmospheres punctuated with dynamic percussion and introspective lyrics.

Tracks|

01. Wool00
02. In ~2 Seconds
03. Salathund
04. Greece
05. Nedm
06. The City Is as Cold as You Want It to Be
07. Summons
08. Coal
09. Warned
10. The Garden

mp3 320 kbps | 102 MB | UL | CL

BI
Billy Joe Green is well respected in Canada’s blues community and is a superstar in Manitoba as the original Nish Bluesman! The combination of Aboriginal culture and popular blues music lays down Green’s roots of where he came from and who he is. On Swingin’ Tomahawk, that hasn’t changed though Green takes the boldest production and creative choice of any release he’s made by jumping into the future with an intro-track called Visitor at Neechie Radio Station, NDN-FM.
Here, Billy responses in an electronically altered voice to an Neechie radio interview to let us know Green’s music is qualified for the space age. But the Ninja Turtle like cover art should have been a clue of his bold perspective. This album is the most confident and fun album of Green’s career delivering the culmination of his musical talent on a selection of songs that goes from traditional electric gritty blues, such as the call and answer No Way Home, to some of the most fun country roots on Out In The Country. Blues had a baby and they called it rock n roll and Green clearly isn’t too old to rock as he delivers some classic rock melodies on the songs Great Big World or I Ain’t Always Wrong. Green isn’t all grit and shows his soft side on Rock and Roll Bug.
Throughout it all, Green exercises catchy classic and original guitar licks and goes on to make a statement that he may very well be Hendrix experienced by including a cover to end this album, with the classic Bob Dylan song, All Along the Watchtower. In the music world, a guitar is often referred to as an axe and some may claim a tomahawk is also a type of axe but on this release, clearly Green & his Inglorious Bluez Blasterz are out Swingin’ the Tomahawk to its full potential leaving no prisoners to reclaim that Billy is indeed the godfather of Neechie rock and blues!

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POTracks:

1. In the Shadows of the Wine (2:27)
2. Bad News Travels Fast (2:11)
3. There’s a Rainbow in Every Teardrop (2:06)
4. Company’s Comin’ (2:14)
5. Shutters and Boards (2:18)
6. Come On In (2:04)
7. Don’t Let Me Cross Over (2:41)
8. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down (2:38)
9. Howdy Neighbor Howdy (2:18)
10. Detroit City (2:33)
11. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw (2:47)
12. Y’All Come (2:31)
13. Crying My Heart Out Over You (2:34)
14. Angel Band (2:49)
15. False True Lover (2:40)
16. They Listened While You Said Goodbye (2:45)
17. Keeper of the Key (2:50)
18. My Baby’s Not Here in Town Tonight (2:34)
19. Eat, Drink and Be Merry (For Tomorrow You’ll Cry) (2:28)
20. Find Out (2:24)

mp3 320 kbps | 133 MB | UL | CL

RARecorded in Nashville, feathers & fishHooks was produced by Baxter, Eric Masse and Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose). Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse) mixed and executive produced the album, which also features Baxter’s father, Bucky, who has played with the likes of Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and Ryan Adams.
“Making this record was effortless,” said Baxter. “The songs formed themselves; we started with no goals in mind other than making music that myself and everyone around me was moved by. It’s an emotional record that puts into words what I, or anyone longing for change, could go through.”

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ezra f frontEvery few years or so, an artist is hailed as the next Bob Dylan and 99 times out of 100 it’s a completely unjust comparison. That said, the confessional commentary and whimsical stream of conscious narratives that Ezra Furman spews forth on Banging Down the Doors could have been taken straight out of a textbook of Dylanology 101. But the key factor that makes Furman stand out from many of the other Zimmerman wannabes and upcoming indie folk revivalists is a unique personality and a childlike innocence that shine through and make him easily relatable. It’s similar to the “pal factor” that Jonathan Richman had fronting the Modern Lovers and that Gordon Gano had in the Violent Femmes. Furman connects to his audience intimately, like a friend who is casually baring his soul, and delivers literal references and abstract theories without a hint of pretension. There’s a whole lot of heart behind Furman’s delivery, and he deeply means whatever he says, no matter how strange the situation. In one instance, he tries to talk God (who, in this case, is personified as a middle-aged woman with planets for earrings) out of marrying “some stupid guy” that she is settling for because she’s not getting any younger. In another, he sings from the perspective of a bloodthirsty wolf that falls in love with a shepherd and desperately longs to change his ways, despite his intrinsically violent nature and ends his last verse with an agonizing howl. Furman’s enthusiastic delivery can sometimes distract from the merits of the prose as he yelps with an unnerving urgency, shifting between awkward, quirky, and playful and straining his voice to a grating frequency that earns comparisons to Alec Ounsworth from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. It’s an acquired taste, and something that will likely overwhelm a lot of the audience’s eardrums, which is unfortunate, because it becomes abundantly clear that his intention is not to alienate anyone, but just the contrary as he screams, “this is only our first record, I want you to love me!” Whether he’s singing from his personal perspective, as in the lucid “She’s All I Got Left,” or tells stories riddled in metaphors in “My Soul Has Escaped from My Body,” the themes always feel accessible and the tunes are the type that reward with repeated listens. The Harpoons do a great job of keeping the accompaniment simple and Furman, well, even if he’s not the first to try and emulate an iconic folk legend, he’s one of the rare few authentic poets to do it so well.

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roFrom start to finish, there is something special about this CD. Flores is a great guitarist, backed by Greg Leisz, David Lindley, Duane “DJ” Jarvis, and Dusty Wakeman. They rock, with some real killer slide-guitar work. If you like your country hard, you’ll love it.

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VANThroughout his career, Van Morrison has incorporated jazz phrasing and techniques into his singing, so it was only a matter of time before he released a full-fledged jazz record. Recorded with his longtime pianist Georgie Fame, How Long Has This Been Going On is Morrison’s jazz album, and it is a muddled affair. Alternating between standards and reinterpreted originals, the album is too casual to be a pop album and too restrained to be a jazz album. Fame’s charts aren’t particularly original or compelling, but Morrison deserves a fair share of the blame as well — he mistakes jazziness for jazz.

mp3 320 kbps | 119 MB | UL | CL

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