Monthly Archives: March 2016

THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES ON NPR’S WORLD CAFE!

Listen to The Flamin’ Groovies perform live in the studio for World Cafe with David Dye!

http://www.npr.org/…/462142566/flamin-groovies-on-world-cafe

 

PASTE MAGAZINE PREMIERES REED TURCHI’S NEW SINGLE “OFFAMYMIND”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MEMPHIS-BASED MUSICIAN REED TURCHI’S NEW SINGLE “OFFAMYMIND” VIA PASTE MAGAZINE!

After fronting blues rock trio TURCHI over the span of four album releases, Reed Turchi is debuting his solo album Speaking In Shadows, out March 4 via Devil Down Records.

We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the album’s single, “Offamymind,” above.

”’Offamymind’ is about when it’s all gone wrong, or when it’s all been going wrong for a while now, but you’ve finally come to admit it,” said the Memphis-based singer of the track. “What’s that Randy Newman line – ‘how come I never do what I’m supposed to do/how come nothing that I try to do ever turns out right’ – that’s about right; we’re always stumbling after the wrong person, or leaving the right person behind.”

Turchi went on to detail his personal memories that inspired the song.

“In high school, me and a few buddies would spend our nights on a circuit. From Waffle House, to the go-kart track across the street where we’d lift out and ‘borrow’ the karts for a while, then to a driving range where they never picked up at the end of the night. We’d bring aluminum baseball bats and ping golf balls up past the glow of the security lights, way up into the dark, and listen for them to crash land in the tree-line at the end of the range, or make it across the river and smack off the parking lot on the other side. Then it was back to the Waffle House, where they’d pour a hot-top on the coffee we’d left on the counter. Last time I checked, that go-kart track was ripped up, re-paved, and re-chistened as a used car lot, and one of my main compadres from those days would die a year later on his motorcycle. But this is a song for those nights, letting loose with the friends who will help get you through anything, living large knowing none of us will live long.”

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/12/reedturchi-offamymindmp3.html

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HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERES THE BONNEVILLES’ NEW ALBUM!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE BONNEVILLES’ NEW LP “ARROW PIERCE MY HEART” VIA HUFFINGTON POST!

“Arrow Pierce My Heart” album premiere
According to The Bonnevilles’ Andrew McGibbon Jr….

“We decided to write a love album, hence the title Arrow Pierce My Heart, but we aren’t balladeers so it ended up littered with our usual topics—death, rising from the dead, murders, drinking, drugs, sex, revenge and more revenge, but that’s ok.

“Because we’re Irish, which isn’t so much a race of people as it is a death cult, we deal with this stuff so you don’t have to and our idea of love is a dark love not the sickly sweet kind. Not so much roses and kittens but whiskey and shame, and that too is ok. We take our responsibility as the conduits of the Gods very seriously. The human experience is about sinning and failing; that’s where the acid is and that’s what we try to write about.

“Arrow Pierce My Heart is our third album and we think its our best one, we would say that though. It’s the new toy and therefore the shiniest, but it’s the culmination of our eight or so years doing this thing called band and we’ve got to see our baby birthed by none other than Alive Naturalsound Records. If we die tomorrow, and we could, at least we can say that.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/surfing-to-shockwave-a-chat-with-joe-satriani-freaks_us_56e2b474e4b0585626132b1f

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THE ATLANTIC PREMIERES JACOB METCALF’S NEW SONG” ALL IN DUE TIME”!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JACOB METCALF’S NEW SONG” ALL IN DUE TIME” VIA THE ATLANTIC!

Track of the Day: Jacob Metcalf’s ‘All In Due Time’ (premiere)
by Caroline Mimbs Nyce

Texas singer-songwriter Jacob Metcalf just released his debut album, Fjord. The album, imagined over the span of a decade, features material written during Jacob’s travels across five continents. In his words:

I daydreamed about returning to the States as an old man. Of course, in a sense it was just a boyish stunt, full of naiveté, but it instilled in me the values of being generous with others and living on next to nothing.
That Mag gave the project a glowing review:

What strikes me the most with Jacob Metcalf’s work is the comforting familiarity that emanates from the songs. Yet Fjord never sounds like a pale, copy, imitation, or reproduction of any work, but more like a truthful, honest, and genuine rendition of Metcalf’s vision of cinematic-folk. Including rich yet simple and effective arrangements that involve cellos, violins, horns, each and every song off the album are beautiful, both on a lyrical and a musical level: Jacob Metcalf’s craftsmanship cannot be disputed. He knows what he is doing and he is doing it well.

http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/01/track-of-the-day-all-in-due-time/433824/

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BLURT PREMIERES CAVE STATES’ NEW SINGLE “NO WORDS”!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF CAVE STATES’ NEW TRACK “NO WORDS” VIA BLURT MAGAZINE!

Track Premiere: Cave States “No Words”

Song taken from the group’s eagerly-awaited sophomore platter, due in late April.
By Blurt Staff

St. Louis-based Cave States have their new studio album, True Life, out April 29th. Featuring members of Magnolia Summer (Chris Grabau), Half Knots (Danny Kathriner) and Nadine (Todd Schnitzer), the group’s collective sound has been favorably compared with the likes of Will Oldham, The Jayhawks and Jason Molina; BLURT reviewed the band’s debut album, 2013’s The Great Divide, noting “Any sense that this is simply an ad hoc collaboration quickly dissipates as those sweet songs roll on, all testimony to the innate, intimate beauty inherent in these grooves.”

With that in mind, we are extremely pleased to be able to unveil a track from the upcoming record, “No Words”

Notes songwriter Danny Kathriner, of the track, “The song essentially expresses the highs and lows of a close relationship. The rare moments that two people are on the same page and feeling mutually in love are very special. This song reflects the anxiety and anticipation for that moment to come around.”

When Cave States came together a few years ago, each member had already achieved his own measure of indie acclaim; each brought a unique skillset to the table, along with his own fanbase. The collaboration has since proven an equally unique blend of sonic nuance and aesthetic sensibility. They will be performing to support the new album—find out tour dates and more info at their Facebook page.
http://blurtonline.com/news/track-premiere-cave-states-no-word

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  • Tour Dates

    • 02/25/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Tampa FL at Skipper’s Smokehouse
    • 03/03/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Augusta, GA at Sky City
    • 03/03/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Chicago, IL at Empty Bottle
    • 03/04/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Charleston, SC at The Pour House
    • 03/04/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Davenport, IA at Daytrotter Downs
    • 03/05/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Bloomington, IN at The Bishop
    • 03/06/17 DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS in Cincinnati, OH at Memorial Hall

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