Because Songs Matter

Yearly archives for 2013

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL – FICTION, FACT OR FOLKTALE?

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL – FICTION, FACT OR FOLKTALE?

It’s a weird thing that happens amongst music fans and, to an even worse extent, music bloggers. We find bands we like, and with each release after we fall for them, we get more and more sure that this will be the album they fuck it all up on. Maybe we’re a culture of mistrust, […]

FIVER — LOST THE PLOT

FIVER — LOST THE PLOT

“All plots tend to move deathward. This is the nature of plots.” ~ Don DeLillo To try and describe the effect of Simone Schmidt’s voice is to commit yourself to an ill-fated plot. Though she uses prose, guitars, voice–all the usual weaponry of the music we talk about here–she succumbs to none of their standards. […]

AMERICAN DIRT – HEAVY THOUGHT & RIDDLE

AMERICAN DIRT – HEAVY THOUGHT & RIDDLE

There are days, and trust me I’ve had enough of ’em lately, where you want your music with its reverb set a little too high, pouring out of the speakers in to your head, making you feel just little dirty before the lyrics even start. Heavy Thought & Riddle is a perfect fit for that […]

ANCHOR BENDS—FIRST FOUR SONGS

ANCHOR BENDS—FIRST FOUR SONGS

A blast of furious locomotive southern rock like State Champion, Centro-Matic, the Dexateens, West End Motel–the first four songs from Atlanta’s Anchor Bends are worth a reckoning. It’ll get you off your ass, it’ll make your coffee speedier, your steering wheel thicker, your boots louder, your voice hoarser. The band features David Lee from Leatherface […]

PETE STEIN – SLEEPING GIANT

PETE STEIN – SLEEPING GIANT

With a handcrafted CD sleeve and about a hundred copies Pete Stein has taken his self produced CD Sleeping Giant on the road with him. No there’s not a digital download available yet, heck there’s not an illegal download I can find. So for the moment the only way to get your grubby little hands […]

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 10.19.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 10.19.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Probably one of my favorite shows I’ve done this year. So, try and find 2 hours for a listen to the archive of the show. Below is the playlist for October 19, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)] 01. James Keyes – Darkness Come Creeping (The Middle) 02. The Gourds – Gin and Juice (Shinebox) 03. […]

VIDEO: MATT WOODS – DEADMAN'S BLUES

VIDEO: MATT WOODS – DEADMAN'S BLUES

Probably the best song of the year gets the video treatment. Put your eyes on it:

Michelle Evans Interviews Todd Farrell of Todd Farrell Jr. & the Dirty Birds:

Michelle Evans Interviews Todd Farrell of Todd Farrell Jr. & the Dirty Birds:

Todd Farrell & The Dirty Birds is a Nashville-based band celebrating the release of their first full-length album, All Our Heroes Live In Vans, due out October 31st. You can catch them tomorrow night, though, performing new and old songs alike at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, with the likes of Arliss Nancy, P.J. Bond, and […]

Doc Feldman & The LD50 — Sundowning at the Station

Doc Feldman & The LD50 — Sundowning at the Station

Sundowning at the Station is one of the heaviest records you’ll hear all year. The heaviness comes from the mood and Doc’s voice not from the music. It’s an acoustic and, often times, slow record but it’s incredible. There are haunting calls and stomps and vocal deliveries that will rattle your insides. The first several […]

Playlist — Ajax Diner Book Club 10/12/13 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Playlist — Ajax Diner Book Club 10/12/13 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Good morning dear listener. This week’s show was part of the KRFC fund drive so there was extra talking and asking for money. BUT for the podcast I edited out some of the talking and to make the show fit in the amount of storage space I have left I hacked off some songs at […]