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Fred Woods – Documenta (2013)

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Fred Woods – Vocals / Guitars / Harmonium / Keyboards / Sampling
François Zaïdan – Charango / Ukulele / Harmonium / Guitar / Saxophone / Keyboards
Alexis Aubin-Marchand – Drums / Keyboards / Percussions

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Steve Mednick – Where Are The Bodies Buried (2012)

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Steve Mednick is an old-school folkie working in a contemporary setting.As for songs, he’s a prolific and talented songwriter, with a good ear for melody, composition, and arrangement. “Liberty Bells Are Calling” opens proceedings, an acoustic lament that mourns loss and nudges for justice. “Wayward Prophets” is self-explanatory, and includes some choice harmonizing and female vocals, and guitarist Billy K and the rest of the band shine throughout the 15 tracks.

Recommended if You Like:
Bob Dylan
Mark Knopfler
Warren Zevon

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Matthew Edwards And The Unforunates – The Fates (2012)

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San Francisco’s six-piece Folk/Baroque Art Pop group Matthew Edwards & The Unfortunates is led by English transplant Matthew Edwards, formerly the singer and songwriter of The Music Lovers. Named after the B.S. Johnson novel, The Unfortunates consists of Sasha Bell (Essex Green and Ladybug Transistor) on piano and organ, award-winning cellist/vocalist Adaiha McAdam-Somer, drummer Kristina Vukic, bassist Jefferson Marshall, and on accordion is Matthew’s former compadre from The Music Lovers — Isaac Bonnell. The Fates, their full-length album, was produced/mixed by Eric Drew Feldman (PJ Harvey, Captain Beefheart). Featured on three songs is English guitarist Fred Frith, renowned for his work with Robert Wyatt, Eno, and Henry Cow. A series of short films have been made for five songs by artist Peter Locke. The band curates events and concerts in off-the-track spaces in the Bay Area and beyond, eschewing standard rock clubs. Matthew and/or the group have shared bills with Joanna Newsom, Richard Buckner, Saint Etienne, Circulus, Broadcast, Devendra Banhart, and Camera Obscura.

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Mojo Blues Band – The Wild Taste Of Chicago (2012)

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The MOJO BLUESBAND invited such musicians as WILLIE KENT (voc,b), A.C.REED (voc, tenor sax), TAILDRAGGER (voc), BIG „MOJO“ ELEM (von,b) and TIMOTHY TAYLOR (dm) to their recordings session at ACME-studios in Southport Street. mp3 320 kbps | 164 MB | UL

The Pentangle – Solomon’s Seal -1972 (Japan SHM-CD Reissue 2010)

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Solomon’s Seal was an album recorded in 1972 by folk-rock band Pentangle. It was the last album recorded by the original line-up, before the band split in 1973. Jacqui McShee has stated that it is her favourite Pentangle album. The album title refers to the Seal of Solomon — a mythical signet ring with magical […]

The Walkabouts – Berlin [[email protected]] (2012)

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The album was recorded on July 14th, 2012 at the C-Club in Berlin, thus the title. The lineup of the band consists of founding members Carla Torgerson (vocals, guitar) and Chris Eckman (vocals, guitar), long running members Terri Moeller (drums), Glenn Slater (keyboards) and Michael Wells (bass) and newest member Paul Austin (guitar) who joined […]

Calexico – Spoke (1997)

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Calexico snatch up the bits of Americana turned out by a rototilling of the national music psyche. The 19 resultant tracks can be small as insects (the shortest being half a minute in length) and erratic in flight; there are lo-fi songs and themes that proceed without concern for what came before. One bit is […]

The Lil Band O Gold – Plays Fats (2012)

Posted by Zorn on December 30, 2012 with No Commentsas

The next instalment of goodness from Louisiana with the release of ‘Lil’ Band O’ Gold Play Fats’. This record features cover versions of the bands’ favorite Fats Domino songs with guest vocalists and fans Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Jimmy Barnes and Tim Rogers lending a hand. Lil’ Band o’ Gold features some of […]

Lily Frost – Do What You Love (2012)

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The 10-song set was produced by Me&John (Ryan Kondrat and John LaMagna), and is said to navigate between playful, hummable pop, ’60s girl-group melodies, country swing and “trip-pop.” The record also closes with a cover of Pink Floyd’s San Tropez. On top of Frost’s performance, guests appearing on Do What You Love include Jose Contreras (By […]

Procol Harum – MMX [Recorded On Tour 2010/2011] (2012)

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Tracks: 1.Barnyard Story 2.Broken Barricades 3.As Strong As Samson 4.The Blink Of An Eye 5.The Idol 6.Roberts Box 7.A Dream In Ev’ry Home/Brooker, Fisher, Reid 8.Piggy Pig Pig (Live 2010) 9.American Medley: Strangers In Space / Sister Mary 10.Yours If You Want Me 11.Toujours L’Amour 12.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Guitar Version)/Brooker, Reid, Fisher 13.War […]

Allah-Las – Allah-Las (2012)

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Garage rock, even at its rowdiest, is inherently lonely music. It exists outside of time, allergic to trends and suspicious of new technologies, which makes it ideal for loners who feel alienated from culture. Garage rock also sounds solitary. If it is recorded correctly– which is to say, if it feels like the audio was […]

Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone (2012)

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Nick Waterhouse is another retro-R&B stylist in the vein of Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse, with the kind of analogue obsession that suggests even the valves of his heart glow: this debut album was even cut on the same Gold Star Studios lathe used by Phil Spector.But you can’t knock results that bear out Waterhouse’s […]

John Murry – The Graceless Age (2012)

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Back in 2006 John Murry teamed up with Bob Frank to record World Without End, a blood soaked album of murder ballads that impressed all right minded folk who heard it. Now, five years in the making, is his solo debut, an album that astonishes in its depth and nakedness, miles removed from tales of […]

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Kerouac’s Last Stand (1997)

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“Kerouac’s Last Dream” is regarded as a definitive Ramblin’ Jack Elliott CD, even by Ramblin’ Jack, who says, “I think this album is better than any of my previous albums.” It has also been also cited as his best-sounding recording prior to his 1995 Grammy-winning “Sun Coast.” On this reissue of a rare 1980 German […]

Jon Swift – Faith In Changes (2012)

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Tracks: 1. Don’t Help 2. Ramblin’ River Song 3. The Rhythm We March 4. Many More Miles 5. Falling Or Flying 6. Still Waiting 7. Home In The Sky mp3 320 kbps | 82 MB | UL

Elou Elan – All That Turns (2011)

Posted by Zorn on December 29, 2012 with No Commentsas

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Will Johnson – Scorpion (2012)

Posted by Zorn on December 29, 2012 with No Commentsas

Will Johnson delivers his first solo album in 8 years with Scorpion. He’s been busy over the last few years, releasing albums and touring with his band Centro-matic, collaborating with touring with friends in several different bands; Monsters of Folk (with Jim James, M Ward, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis) New Multitudes (with Jay Farrar, Jim […]

Mark Lanegan Band – Play Blues Funeral, Mexico City, Plaza Condesa (2012)

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Tracks: 01. The Gravedigger’s Song 02. Bleeding Muddy Water 03. Gray Goes Black 04. St. Louis Elegy 05. Riot In My House 06. Ode To Sad Disco 07. Phantasmagoria Blues 08. Quiver Syndrome 09. Harborview Hospital 10. Leviathan 11. Deep Black Vanishing Train 12. Tiny Grain Of Truth mp3 VBR~135 kbps | 101 MB | […]

Slackeye Slim – El Santo Grial: La Pistola Piadosa (2011)

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Imagine for a moment that instead of becoming a visionary film director, Sergio Leone had chosen to be a record producer. Imagine that all of the vast, meticulously detailed landscapes painted within the frames of his films were constrained to your mind’s eye as you heard only the sounds and the vision of a great […]

Rita Hosking – Burn (2011)

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This delightful self-released CD called Burn is bubbling over with good songs. Rita Hosking has a voice that is intense and melancholy, and yet compassionate. There are 11 songs in all and the quality remains consistently good throughout. Indian Giver is mournful and moving. How Many Fires is gritty and Ballad For The Gulf Of […]