December 2011

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Candy Claws – Snow Face


Here is a brand-new wintertime song for your holiday celebrations from Fort Collins, CO-based Dream Pop outfit, Candy Claws. An instrumental version of this song appears on Flannelgraph Records’ holiday compilation “The Holidays Don’t Have To Be So Rotten: Volume Two,” HERE. Also their 2010 Christmas EP has been available on bandcamp.


from 2010′s 8-track Chrismas EP “Warm Forever.” Firebreather is Kay’s other band, written and produced by Ryan.



A free 4-track gift (featuring The Very Most, J. Catala, Adam and Darcie, Fotoshop) from Indiecater Records, released on 8th December 2011. Indiecater Records has released Candy Claws’ 2009 album “In The Dream Of The Sea Life.”



WOLFROY DONE GONE TO (TURKEY) TOWN
Here’s a new video for the latest Bonnie Prince Billy album “Wolfroy Goes To Town,” featuring Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Shahzad Ismaily, Emmett Kelly, Danny Kiely, and Angel Olsen.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy “Wolfroy Goes To Town” Video,
featuring an excerpt from the song “No Match” from “Wolfroy Goes To Town,” available now on Drag City / Domino
Filmed by John Yingling / Edited by Drag City

And Domino Records has announced that they will reissue five Palace albums on February 27th, 2012. The five albums reissued are: There is No-one What Will Take Care Of You (Palace Brothers, 1993), Days In The Wake (Palace Brothers, 1994), the mini album, Hope (Palace Songs, 1994), the Steve Albini-recorded Viva Last Blues (Palace Music, 1995) and the compilation, Lost Blues And Other Songs (Palace Music, 1997).  Pre-Order, HERE.




released 18 December 2011


An Israeli blues/folk/rock musician and singer-songwriter, Geva Alon has released a new single ‘The Great Enlightenment’ on his bandcamp. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Thom Monahan (who worked on Alon’s 2009 album “Get Closer”) at Paco Loco studios. Cadiz, Spain, and features Monahan’s fellow musicians, Daniel Hindman, Jeff Hill, Otto Hauser. His upcoming fourth solo album entitled “In the Morning Light” will be released sometime in 2012.


Geva Alon – Modern Love (David Bowie cover)
taken from Alon’s second solo album “The Wall of Sound” (2007).

テル・アビブのSSW、ゲヴァ・アロン、2年前のアルバム『Get Closer』ではトム・モナハン単身参加でプロデュースしましたが、来年リリース予定の新作はトム・モナハン・チーム(オットー・ハウザー、ジェフ・ヒル、ダニエル・ハインドマン)揃って渡欧し、スペインのスタジオで録音したとの由。

Easy Mountain Promo
for the new Peter and the Wolf (aka Redding Hunter) album “Easy Mtn”

“Easy Mtn.” Album is FINALLY available for immediate download / same-day shipping through his traffique bandcamp.



A Song-Poem Christmas” compilation features many of the great song-poem factory singers, including Gene Marshall, Teri Summers, Rod Rodgers aka Rod Keith and Bobbie Boyle among others. It’s been available on bar/None Records, HERE.


Song-Poem Christmas – Ole Year Christmas (The Sisterhood) by BarNoneRecords

Song-Poem Christmas – Santa Claus Goes Modern (Bobbie Boyle) by BarNoneRecords


“The Lost Horse tape is the second tape from DISTRACTIONS that features a horse on the cover and seemingly no real title. In any event, this tape from originally released as a tour tape back in 2010 but was mysteriously lost at Cleveland’s Believeland space. Now back in full effect, ‘Lost Horse’ sheds light on a slightly even looser side of distractions, featuring a mix of songs and instrumentals.”


“Lost Horse” cassette is available via Pretty All Right Records which is a Chicago-based independent record label owned by Distractions’ front-man, Tom Owens. Also available through their bandcamp.



released 04 December 2011



Sic Alps – Saint Mary’s Square Garage


This is a free, unreleased, a few years old track ‘Saint Mary’s Square Garage’ by Sic Alps from San francisco. Download, HERE. After Sic Alps’ co-founder Matt Hartman has left the band earlier this year, their new lineup comprises of the another co-founder Mike Donovan and Noel Harmonson, with Tim Hellman and Douglas Armour on bass and drums. Their latest ‘Battery Townsley’ 7″ and the upcoming ‘Vedley’ 7″ (due out on January 31st) are released by Drag City.


Sic Alps – Battery Townsley by user690248

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