September 2, 2013 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: September 2, 2013

EFCeremonies, is scheduled for release on September 6th.  The record was mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, PG. Lost) and is a bit of a departure from their previous guitar driven sound.  The music is filled with beautifully drawn out melodic pieces that come together to set a mood.  I’m not sure if they intended to make a progressive or concept-type album but Ceremonies certainly has that feel.  Five of the eight tracks on the album clock in at over eight minutes in length.

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WWyatt Funderburk is a Nashville musician, songwriter and producer. He’s been behind some of the best power pop of the past few years, producing and mixing for The Wellingtons, The Connection and Kurt Baker most recently. He’s also worked with Bowling For Soup, Linus of Hollywood and Silver Sun. But now Wyatt is on the other side of of the mixing booth crafting his first big solo album.
It’s pretty clear Wyatt has a knack for catchy hook-filled melodies and solid musicianship. Starting with the phrase “How was Your Summer?” we go on a melodic thrill ride with the song “Summer.” Next, “You Know What To Do” is a plea to girl to leave an abusive relationship, a mid-tempo slice of genius that recalls Roger Manning Jr. Each song is done with relatively restrained instrumentation and production, so the songwriting can stand out. Similar to Mike Viola or Adam Schlesinger, Wyatt twists those minor chords in each track, along with a ray of hope in each lyric. The lovely country beat and steel lap on “Feeling Good Tonight” is a welcome shift in tone, the epic “Nights Like This” gets to the heart of the album’s theme, and “Love Will Lead the Way” charms with its Tom Pettyesque rhythm and simple message.

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EZPailhès is one-half of Parisian group Nôze, the longtime Circus Company affiliates known for mixing acoustic and electronic textures into a unique sort of dance music. Divine follows up on Pailhès’ only other solo outing to date, the track “As We Are” from Circus Company’s 2009 Snuggle & Slap compilation. From the sound of it, the album will pick up on many of Nôze’s musical signatures.

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BOIn general, there are two kinds of Boris records: 1) The fearless, focused, concept album that fully commits to a single idea (Absolutego, Feedbacker, Sun Baked Snow Cave, Altar) 2) The hybridized, genre-obliterating, “rock” record (Akuma No Uta, Pink). Rainbow is the latter; a record that crystallizes the band’s blissed-out moments into a glorious platter of epic guitar-anthems, psych-rockers, and hushed instrumentals.

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aFifth studio record,Arctic Monkeys’s features 12 tracks and produced by James Ford, the album features appearances from Queens of the Stone Age front- man Josh Homme plus former The Coral member Bill Ryder-Jones and Elvis Costello’s drummer Pete Thomas. The words of punk poet John Cooper Clarke appear on the track ‘I Wanna Be Yours’.

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Musicians:

Richard Thompson – guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, keyboardsrich
Linda Thompson – vocals
Timmy Donald – drums
Pat Donaldson – bass guitar
Dave Mattacks – drums
Dave Pegg – bass guitar
John Kirkpatrick – accordion, concertina
Ian Whiteman – flute, shakuhachi
Aly Bain – fiddle
Nic Jones – fiddle
Henry Lowther – trumpet
Clare Lowther – cello
Jack Brymer – clarinet

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nattBased in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing. Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill The LIghts,” “Kinks Shirt,” “Sunday New York Times” and first single “Mission Bells” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.

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FOHe’s Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison sewn into the same skin with an Irish soul. If you can listen to his lover’s prayer,“Shed A Little Light” without getting a lump in your throat of a hitch in your getalong, you must be deceased. Paul Thorn gave this singer/songwriter’s career a boost in the states by recording “Shed a Little Light” on Thorn’s last release, ’12’s What the Hell Is Goin’ On, and a recent European tour opening for Bonnie Raitt exposed his talents to a wider audience worldwide. But in his native Ireland and throughout the U.K., Foy Vance is recognized for his prodigious songwriting talent and magnificent voice.“Shed a Little Light” is a hard act to follow. When Thorn does it in his shows, every female’s face is tear streaked by the first chorus and many of the men in the crowd are swiping at their eyes as well.His latest, Joy of Nothing, is a bit more subdued. Bonnie Raitt drops in on the Morrission-esque “You And I” doing some family style country harmonizing with Vance on the choruses with a whisper or two of slide slipping through faintly towards the end.

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TIMTracks:

1. Hell Raisin’ Good Time
2. Get By
3. Just Add Water
4. Buzz Buzz Buzzing
5. Got A Feeling
6. Long Way Jose
7. Stronger Beer
8. Sure Ain’t Tough Tonight
9. Nothing On You And Me
10. Greasey John Deere Cap
11. Can’t Get Enough
12. Cheers To You

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UBGetting Over the Storm is the upcoming eighteenth studio album by English reggae band UB40. It features cover versions of songs either written or recorded by country music artists together with five original UB40 songs. The country music tracks include the Randy Travis song “On the Other Hand”, George Jones’ “Getting Over the Storm”, Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and Jim Reeves’ “He’ll Have to Go”.

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