January 2011

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Introducing Harvest Revisited…
MOJO’s Harvest Revisited Free CD for Issue No. 207 (Feb 2011), re-recorded by Villagers, Phosphorescent, Doug Paisley, Smoke Fairies, Neville Skelly, Chip Taylor, Jane Weaver, Kelley Stoltz, Sam Amidon and Danny And The Champions Of The World.
Neil Young photos: Getty Images / Doug Paisley photo: Lee Towndrow

Phosphorescent – Are You Ready For The Country? 
      (via aquarium drunkard)

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Iron And Wine 
January 21, 2011
Watch Beam show a fresh side of his new songs at the NPR Music offices, and top them off with his devastating 2004 gem “Naked As We Came.”
Set List: Half Moon / Big Burned Hand / Tree By The River / Naked As We Came

Spectre Folk – The Blackest Medicine

Spectre Folk known as a project of Brooklyn’s Pete Nolan (of the Magik Markers drummer, and founder of the Arbitrary Signs record label) has a new EP “The Blackest Medicine, Vol. 2,” which is due out on March 29th via Woodsist.  ‘The Blackest Medicine’ is a reworked version, originally appeared on Limited 2007 S/T LP via Woodsist.  The latest incarnation of Spectre Folk includes Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) ran drums, Peter Meehan (The Grey Lady) glued guitar and Aaron Mullan (Tall Firs).

Sweet Lights – One Day (Sharon Van Etten cover)

Philadelphia’s Sweet Lights (Shai Halperin of former Capitol Years, Daniel Johnston’s band) plays Sharon Van Etten.  Grab the cover version of ‘One Day’ on Sweet Lights’ bandcamp page.

Bart Davenport is back with his new album “Searching For Bart Davenport” (out now on Tapete Records), an entire album of covers.

Bart Davenport grew up in California, devoured his hippie parents’ vinyl collection and learned to play guitar at 8 years. He was frontman for The Loved Ones and The Kinetics. His first Solo Album Bart Davenport came out in 2002. He has toured with Kings Of Convenience and opened for many of his heroes, including Arthur Lee, Robyn Hitchcock, Jonathan Richman and John Lee Hooker. His second Solo album Game Preserve came out in 2003, Maroon Cocoon followed in 2005. The absolutely brilliant Palaces came out in 2008. Bart is also the singer in Honeycut.

Bart Davenport – Searching For Bart Davenport (snippets) by Tapete Records

1. COME ON, LET’S GO (Broadcast)
2. CAYMAN ISLANDS (Kings of Convenience)
3. MARIA BETHANIA (Caetano Veloso)
4. I THINK I HAD NO ARMS (Sandycoates)
5. YOU GET BRIGHTER (Incredible Stringband)
6. AUTUMN LULLABY (Bridget St. John)
7. WONDER PEOPLE (I DO WONDER) (Love / Arthur Lee)
10. BLUES RUN THE GAME (Jackson C. Frank)
11. IN THE DARK (The Changes)
12. BETTER DAYS AHEAD (Gil Scott-Heron)

Here’s a opening track from Cass McCombs‘ forthcoming fifth-and-a-half album “Wit’s End” which is due out on April 12th via Domino.  It took two years for recording in various homes and studios in California, New York, New Jersey and Chicago, and the album was produced by Cass with Ariel Rechtshaid (of Foreign Born).

Cass McCombs – County Line by DominoRecordCo

Memory Tapes - Today is our Life (january 2011)
Footage from Busby Berkeley, Man Ray and Herman.C.Weinberg
c 2011 Something In Construction
Normal Music / Bucks Music

Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life

‘Today is our Life’ is a new track taken from their upcoming second LP.

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