5 On A Friday : Tell Me A Story

October 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Looking back on some of the “stories” of 2007 . Heard any good stories lately ?
1: Brandi Carlile – The Story
Buy The Story
2: Limbeck – Your Story
Buy Limbeck
3: The National – Apartment Story
Buy Boxer
4: Memphis – A Ghost Story
Buy A Little Place In The Wilderness
5: Social Distortion – Story Of My Life
Buy Greatest Hits

[Comic By Toothpaste For Dinner]

Grab Bag : New and Recent Releases

May 23, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Miranda Lambert is back with a second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and sets loose her inner Dixie Chick for an excellent disc that rocks as hard as it twangs. Proving she’s not some one album flash in the pan, Miranda wrote the bulk of the tunes on this new disc. Check out the blistering title track.

MP3: Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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Nick Lowe may or may not have an inner Dixie Chick, but he surely knows how to weave the country into his soulful pop gems.
He brings it full circle with At My Age, a new disc that’s closer to his Brinsley Schwartz roots than to his Jesus of Cool Pure Pop For Now People years.

MP3: Nick Lowe – A Man In Love
Buy At My Age

Photo By Ken Hinchey

Rap accompanied by lap steel guitar, in the words of the band :
Many have seen us, but they don’t know what our name is
They can’t remember,what I often hear’em say is
The white guy, in the white suit, with the black tie, on the slide, with the black guy, is fly
Hey Yo, We’re Slo Mo…The Odd Couple Of the Year
We love to play for people, mingle, and have a couple beers
Slo-Mo “Odd Couple”

MP3: Slo-Mo – Aramingo Takeout
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Put Philip Glass, The Chemical Brothers and Ween in a room, tell them all to start playing at the same time, and you’ll have an idea of what Baltimore’s Dan Deacon sounds like. The Pitchfork rave of the moment is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but his noisy cacophony of song is definitely different.

MP3: Dan Deacon – Okie Dokie
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The NationalBoxer, the anticipation and buzz on this disc was so loud I had to check it out for myself.
I’ll commit blogger blasphemy and say I’m still not sure what the big deal is. Here’s one song I really liked. Listen for yourself and see what you think.

MP3: The National – Apartment Story
Buy The Boxer