September 2013

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From Chicago, IL, Billy Blake & the Vagabonds is, words by William Blake interpretated into song by the Vagabonds (Kennedy Greenrod, Reid Coker, Saleem Dhamee, Jason Labrosse & Seth Vanek).

Released 14 February 2013
Produced by Jim Becker (Califone) and Jim Becker & The Vagabonds.

Billy Blake and the Vagabonds Bandcamp, HERE.

Matt Cothran, a.k.a. Coma Cinema, a.k.a. Elvis Depressedly

Coma – 1978

Stream the Hubble’s new track ‘A Long Way From Home’ (Kinks cover), taken from the second Hubble LP “Hubble Eagle”, available October 29th 2013 on Vinyl and Digital formats via NNA Tapes.

Ben Greenberg (also of the Men) began Hubble in 2011 as a solo guitar project extended from his prior work with avant-rock band Zs and punk-fuck band Pygmy Shrews. 

Newtown Sessions – Hubble
Glass Napkin | Newtown Radio | Swan7 Studio

Boogarins – Lucifernandis
From the album, “As Plantas Que Curam,” out October 1st, 2013 on vinyl, CD, and mp3 by Other Music Recording Co. and on cassette through Other Music/Burger Records.

STREAM the album in its entirety now via Fader, HERE.


Salem Art Works Arnold Dreyblatt
Salem Art Works house show featuring Arnold Dreyblatt and the Orchestra of Excited Strings on 9/12/08. Dreyblatt and Megafaun band members Brad and Phil Cook and Joe
Westerlund spent a weeklong residency at SAW proir to the show rehersing
the music.

“Appalachian Excitation,” the collaborative album between the minimalist composer/visual artist Arnold Dreyblatt and North Carolina psych folk trio Megafaun, is out on September 17th via Northern Spy Records. Pre-order, HERE.


“This was what I was trying to do in 1980, get a jazz band to play country and western and get a record label to pay to record it and put it out. The closest I could get to that was Shockabilly and obviously that was a sidetrack. So listening to this is really gratifying! Let’s see if anybody else likes it!” – Dr. Eugene Chadbourne

Taken from the forthcoming release via Northern Spy Records, Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne “Merles Just Want To Have Fun” is due out October 29th.

Merles Just Wanna Have Fun is a ridiculous spirited, lovingly raucous tribute to one of country’s greats, Merle Haggard. As with Willie Nelson, there’s a bit of jazzy sensibility to Haggard’s music. The tunes aren’t mere three-chord rockers, giving a sextet of exceptional musicians like Bryan and the Haggards featuring Dr. Eugene Chadbourne plenty to work with. And as with Nelson (Poncho to his Lefty, or the other way around), Haggard’s songs are full of character, or rebels and patriots and world-weary travelers. — Northern Spy

“Kill The Wolf” is the follow up to 2011’s “Witchazel,” a debut which saw the likes of MOJO praising an album ‘coming from a place of real eccentricity and imagination’ whilst Q summed it up neatly for the newcomers as ‘the sound of the Fleet Foxes had they grown up within earshot of the M25’. — Acid Jazz Records

An English comedian and musician Matt Berry‘s latest album “Kill The Wolf” was released in July 2013 via Acid Jazz Records.

Taken from the album “Witchazel” (Acid Jazz Records)

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