Joey Kneiser / Kelly Smith – Live From Standard Deluxe – Release

If you aren’t living under a rock then you’ve probably already heard about this release by the time this post goes live but here are the details straight from Cory over at This Is American Music:

Hey guys, so I think most of y’all are aware that a Joey Kneiser full length is coming out later this year. It’s called “The Wildness” and is slated for an 11/20 release date. Vinyl and all that…sexy time. I think you all will dig it. It’s a full band, damn near Glossary sounding. Anyways, Joey and Kelly recently trekked down to the beautifully odd Standard Deluxe compound in Waverly, Alabama to record a live record in what we refer to as “The Little House”. They wanted to use this as some sort of a teaser for the new record, play some old Glossary favorites as well as a few off of Joey’s various solo EP’s. It’s available on CD via TIAM and digitally today — Bandcamp, Itunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.


It’s the early part of the year and the new releases haven’t been rolling in yet. There are several on my list and hopefully several on yours. So while we wait for the new goodies this podcast feature a lot of looks back. Some songs a year or two and others even more. I hope you enjoy.

Track Listing: talking about playing cards and bottle caps
02.Cat Power – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (I’m Not There)
03.Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City (The Wall Against Our Back)
04.The Glands – I Can See My House From Here (The Glands)
05.Uncle Tupelo – Give Back The Key To My Heart (Anodyne) talking about Thriller
07.The Bottle Rockets – Welfare Music (The Brooklyn Side)
08.Larry & His Flask – Closed Doors (Daytrotter Session)
09.Southern Bitch – Sand Mountain (EP)
10.Myrnabirds – What We Gained In The Fire We Lost In The Flood (WWLITFWGITF)
11.The Pollies – Song For Carter (Where The Lies Begin) talking about wrastlin’
13.Joey Kneiser – St. Christopher (Moonlight For The Graveyard Heart)
14.Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – When The Other Foot Drops – Uncle (100 days,100 nights)
15.Lucero – Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble? (1372 Overland Park)
16.Lucinda Williams – Concrete And Barbed Wire (Car Wheels On A Gravel Road) talking about bands that don’t exist any more.
18.The Star Room Boys – Was There Something In Her Eye? (Why Do Lonely Men And Women Try To Break Each Other’s Heart)
19.Paul Westerberg – Silent Film Star (Mono)
20.Kelly Kneiser – Alone At Night (Kelly Kneiser) saying goodbye
22.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee (Murder Ballads)

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There were so many good albums this year that I couldn’t make the decision to rank them, and I know that’s not the most important decision anyway, so this year’s best-of list is in groups with no internal order. This is the art I spent my cherished/wasted time consuming this year. Hope everybody’s upcoming year is full of growth.

Albums, Best of the Best:

Albums, Rest of the Best:

EPs, 7″s, Demos:

Reissues, Lost Albums

  • Tony FlaminioThe Grim Repair – from the head of the Failures’ Union, reissue of 2003 cd-R
  • Karen Dalton – 1966 – haunting voice and banjo recorded over porches and kitchen tables at her cabin in Boulder CO
  • Michael Hurley – Back Home with Drifting Woods – unreleased 1964 sessions from the freak folker and gorgeous yodeler
  • Jawbreaker – Bivouac – the glory

  • Padgett Powell – You & Me – nothing has to be as shitty as everything is; read this for energy
Reasons to Stay Alive Next Year
  • Drag the River, Lenny Lashley, Billy Bragg, Sebadoh,Tin Armor, and Failures’ Union full-lengths. Freakwater playing shows again.
Stay free,



Over the past year, Murfreesboro, TN’s The Only Sons have become one of the fixture bands here on ninebullets. It all started when I met them out in Austin during SxSW and since then they’ve played the ninebullets anniversary party and are about to be down for my birthday party, as well as Tropical Heatwave (a big festival 88.5 WMNF does every May). I guess you could say that over the past year, if ninebullets were a bar, The Only Sons would be one of its house bands.

Last week saw the release of The Only Sons’ second album, American Stranger, on the website/label. It was recorded in the church in which bassist Jonathan Merrit’s mother is the pastor and whose parsonage the band calls home, with Glossary front man Joey Kneiser at the helm in the producer role.

Replacing riffs with twang and Thin Lizzy influences with Springsteen, one could musically describe The Only Sons (and American Stranger) as Glossary’s brooding cousin from the country. From the swooping pedal steel and defiant lyrics of “Put Up A Fight”, to the reserved lament of “Standing Water”, or the crunchy march of “Gone Down Swinging”, American Stranger is about as pure of a Southern rock record as you’re gonna find these days and an anchor album on the 9B Essential Listening list.

Check out the mp3’s below then head over to the band’s Bandcamp page to stream the entire album (and buy it).

The Only Sons – Standing Water
The Only Sons – Gone Down Swinging
The Only Sons – Temptation

The Only Sons Official Site, The Only Sons on Bandcamp, Buy American Stranger


This album landed in my inbox over the weekend and I couldn’t get it downloaded and playing fast enough.

Joey Kneiser is the lead singer of the Murfreesboro, Tennessee based Americana outfit, Glossary. While Glossary is currently prepping their new album, Feral Fire, for a February 2, 2010 release Joey decided to offer up his brand new solo album, The All-Night Bedroom Revival, for free download. It’s a must get for any Glossary fan and a great intro for anyone wondering who in the hell we’re raving about.

Joey Kneiser – Adelina
Joey Kneiser – Bruised Ribs