Tweedy, Spoon, Fink

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From Tweedy, the collaboration of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer. This is “Diamond Light Pt. 1″. Here’s a new song called “Summer Noon”. It’s featured on the “Boyhood” soundtrack as well. Here is yet another song by the Tweedy family union called “Wait For Love”. It’s taken from the upcoming album “Sukierae”. Stream Spoon’s forthcoming release, ‘They Want My Soul’, due August 5. Enjoy a FREE DOWNLOAD from Fink, “Looking Too Closely” Read more »

Ásgeir

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At only 22 years old, Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir (born Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson) is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. His 2012 debut Dýrð í dauðaþögn went platinum in his native Iceland with roughly one out of every ten Icelanders owning the release. Critical acclaim came not only for the music, but also for the lyrics, which were penned by Ásgeir’s 72-year-old father. The world now gets a taste of the English version of the album, In The Silence. Download “King And Cross” from In The Silence and learn more […] Read more »

St. Lucia, Trampled By Turtles, Jungle

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Enjoy a FREE DOWNLOAD of Jungle‘s, “Busy Earnin’” Trampled By Turtles are offering a free download of their song, “Are You Behind The Shining Star?” from the new album, ‘Wild Animals’ Stream St. Lucia’s new album, ‘When The Night’ Read more »

Music Notes-Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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-Listen to Bon Iver’s new song, “Heavenly Father” (COS) -Watch Mick Jagger Accuse Monty Python of Being ‘Wrinkly Old Men’ (Rolling Stone) -Lou Reed leaves £17.5 million fortune…to whom? (NME) -Could Duff McKagan take over lead vocals for Velvet Revolver? (UCR) -Jack White smashes 20-year-old vinyl sales record with ‘Lazaretto’. (Spin) -The Who will record new music this summer. (UCR) -Watch Eddie Vedder drink wine from a fan’s show. Yuk! (Stereogum) -Neil Young bassist Billy Talbot suffers mild […] Read more »

Hozier

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I recently traveled to New York City to introduce myself to a very talented musician from Ireland. It was the first time visiting America for Hozier, the 24-year-old with a talent and expression of life experience well beyond his years. He handled himself with grace in the midst of some very tough questions for his first national interview. I watched as the nervous wringing of the hands turned into a passionate explanation of his experiences […] Read more »

Jack White, Bob Mould, Afghan Whigs

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Jack White‘s new solo album, Lazaretto, is out June 10—but right now it’s streaming over at iTunes Radio. Listen to it here. Ex-Hüsker Du/Sugar frontman Bob Mould‘s latest solo album, Beauty & Ruin is available now. Stream the album in its entirety here. The Afghan Whigs are back with their first new album in over a decade and a half, Do The Beast. Download “Matamoros” from the new album. Read more »

Laura Talks To Jack Johnson

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A while back, I had the opportunity to talk with Jack Johnson. I was told to keep it brief and limit my questions to fit in a 5 minute time frame (which I thought to be ridiculous). Jack was very gracious and gave me 10. Ha! He speaks about his last minute fill-in as a headliner at Bonnaroo, his time spent in Indianapolis riding his bike around the city and recording at The Lodge and […] Read more »

Benjamin Booker

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Benjamin Booker, a young New Orleans based singer-songwriter has accurately been described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”. Benajamin plays the guitar like he was handed the musical instrument at birth and represents his soul with every note played. I am so looking forward to the self-titled debut album coming this fall, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) on ATO (USA) / Rough Trade […] Read more »