February 2011

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The Head and the Heart – Winter Song

The Head and the Heart – Lost in My Mind (KEXP session)   (via)

The Head and the Heart is Seattle-based folk-indie-pop-rock sextet consisting of Charity Rose Thielen – vocals, violin, percussion, Chris Zasche – bass, Josiah Johnson – vocals, guitar, percussion, Jonathan Russell – vocals, guitar, percussion, Kenny Hensley – piano, Tyler Williams – drums.  Both songs are appeared on their 2010 self-titled debut album.  RIYL: Saint Bartlett, Fleet Foxes

Howe Gelb – The Ballad of Lole y Manuel

taken from Howe Gelb’s (of Giant Sand) upcoming album “Alegrias” out on March 21st via Fire Records.

In 2006, Howe Gelb embarked on a journey with a gospel choir with the result the astounding, critically acclaimed album ‘Sno’ Angel Like You’. This new chapter sees Howe embellish a troop of flamenco playing gypsies, including the virtuoso guitarist Raimundo Amador (collaborated with Bjork and BB King) and is mixed by the legendary John Parish (PJ Harvey).

Recorded atop a Cordoba roof with his ‘Band Of Gypsies’ in the Andalucía sun, ”Alegrias”, is an exceptional new work from Howe Gelb. Originally only available in Spain (2010), where the record enjoyed considerable success due in part to the wondrous contribution from Flamenco guitar virtuoso ‘Raimundo Amador’, Fire is pleased to be releasing the latest jewel in the considerable crown of Howe Gelb’s musical delights.

Melted Wires are:
Howe Gelb – piano, guitar, vocals
John Convertino (former Giant Sand and current Calexico) – drums, vibes
Thøger T. Lund (Giant Sand) – upright bass
Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico) – trumpet

Released 26 November 2010, available digitally on the bandcamp.
Recorded in Tucson, Arizona at Wavelab studio Nov./Dec. 2009 and mixed by Chris Shultz.

Purling Hiss is known as the one-man project of Philadelphia’s Birds of Maya guitarist Mike Polizze.  Listen, Live at WFMU on Brian Turner’s show Dec. 21, 2010 via FMA.


3/3(木) 4:00pm 3/11(金) 7:00pm 3/27(日) 5:00pm

3/6(日) 11:00am 3/15(火) 7:00pm 3/24(木) 4:00pm

photos by Kristin Klein

The Fresh & Onlys – Do You Believe in Destiny

Following up the 2010 album “Play It Strange,” The Fresh & Onlys‘ new “Secret Walls” 12″ EP/CDEP is due out on April 26th via Sacred Bones.  Recorded at guitarist Wymond Miles’ San Francisco home studio.

Tracklisting: 1. Secret Walls  2. Keep Telling Everybody Lies  3. Do You Believe in Destiny  4. Wash Over Us  5. Poison Wine

Wurld (Deleted Scenes) – Elfin Saddle

An excerpt from “Deleted Scenes” of the Wurld film by Elfin Saddle (Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie).  Appears as one of the video extras on the DVD release of “Wurld,” available on Constellation.

Wurld – ELFIN SADDLE by Constellation Records

Spacemonster is Kenny Hamilton from Richmond, VA. His latest 5-track EP “Gills” is now available on bandcamp page.

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