Daily Bandcamp Album; Metamodern Sounds In Country Music by Sturgill Simpson

Tonight marks the night that Saturday Night Live makes it’s new season debut. To kick off the long running series new season, SNL has tapped Sturgill Simpson to be the musical host. Sturgill is no stranger to the late night talk show appearances but tonight marks his SNL debut. This is the first Continue reading

On The Fifth Day of Christmas…..

Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter cover…My true love sent to me, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price.

Upon discovering Margo Price late last year I was stoked to find out that she had an album on the way. Of course I had to wait until the end of March for it to come out. To curb the appetite for her music I sought out all previous material I could find. I was able to come up with four albums from her previous band Buffalo Clover, one Daytrotter Session, and a handful of YouTube videos. The only thing that eludes me is a live Buffalo Clover album. I’m not Continue reading

On The First Day of Christmas…..

sturgill-simpson-a-sailors-guide-to-earth…My true love sent to me, Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. 

Back in 2014 when Sturgill released his phenomenal Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, I was one of the many people that took notice. Sturgillmania was full steam ahead and I was right along for the ride. In early 2015 Sturgill announced that he signed with Atlantic Records. Was a new record on the way? Yes, eventually. Over a year went by before it was announced that Sturgill would finally release a new album in April.

After releasing the first two singles, including a cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” he really got people talking. This wasn’t country sounding. It wasn’t like anything that was on Continue reading

Top 25 Albums of 2014

Top 25 2014

Well 2014 has been a great year for new music. Of course I say that every year but it’s true every year too.

First I’ll start off my list with my honorable mentions. I’ve listened to a lot of albums this year and liked quite a few. It would be an injustice to NOT give these bands a mention. After all, it’s only fair. They did write, record, and publish these fine works of art. As I was going through this list, I realized that I listened to a lot more than I thought I did. I’m probably going to (unintentionally) leave out some really good ones. I also haven’t heard all there is that was released this year. Albums by both Monster Magnet and John Garcia went unheard by these ears as well as the new Alunah album (which will be getting my full attention soon). If you’re curious as to each band, click on the album name to go to either the album on Bandcamp or a video from a song on the album. I hope there’s a few hidden gems on here you discover. Leave a comment below if there is and let me know what you think.

Honorable Mentions:

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Featured Albums

The last month or so has been fairly kind to us in terms of music releases. There’s been lots of good stuff released at all levels including Soundgarden’s Superunknown reissue and the first three Led Zeppelin albums also being re-released. The Robinson Brothers (Rich and Chris) each had their solo projects release an album too. Then there’s all the other bands who will never get mainstream attention. That’s what I’m here for.

As much as I’d like to sit and listen to music and write about it all day, the reality of everyday life prevents me from doing otherwise. I do get to listen to a lot but unfortunately don’t have the time to write about most. Here is what I’ve been listening to lately.

1000modsVultures – True desert rock may have started with Yawning Man and ended with Kyuss but that doesn’t mean that the genre has to die there. 1000mods have been carrying on the tradition for years now. Vultures is no different. This time around 1000mods seem to have gotten a bit darker in their tone and vocals. The album is heavy and fuzzy with a few “lighter” moments that Continue reading