The Skiffle Players‘ debut album “Skifflin”,
is out NOW via Spiritual Pajamas.
The Skiffle Players are…
Neal Casal (Phil Lesh & Friends, Chris Robinson Band)
Dan Horne (Jonathan Wilson, Circles Around The Sun)
Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks)
Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks)
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Beachwood Sparks – Confusion Is Nothing New
taken from the second album “Once We Were Trees”
(Sup Pop, 2001)
Beachwood Sparks – Drinkswater
taken from the 6-song EP “Make the Robot Cowboys Cry”
(Sub Pop, 2002)
Beachwood Sparks return with “The Tarnished Gold,” their first new album in 11 years, due out on June 25th via Sub Pop.
“The Tarnished Gold” is the work of the classic Beachwood Sparks lineup: singer/guitarist Chris Gunst, singer/bassist Brent Rademaker, singer/multi-instrumentalist Farmer Dave Scher, and drummer Aaron Sperske, with invaluable support from guitarist and longtime friend Ben Knight (The Tyde). For the sessions, the band expanded to seven pieces, with guitarists Knight and Neal Casal, with Dan Horne on pedal steel in place of Scher, who opted to play organ, key, flying V guitar and electrified melodica. Also lending a hand were Gunst’s wife Jen Cohen, Sparks’ very first drummer Jimi Hey, Brent’s brother Darren (leader of The Tyde) and L.A. indie-rock maestro Ariel Pink. Once We Were Trees producer Thom Monahan returned to his familiar spot behind the console. (Sub Pop)
from BURGER RECORDS SAMPLER, released 05 July 2011 /
‘All My Bastard Children’ was originally appeared on The Tyde debut album “Once” (The Track & Field Organisation, 2001). Burger Records will re-issue The Summer Hits (feat. Darren Radermaker) compilation album “Beaches and Canyons 1992-96″ (X-mas Records, 1997) and The Tyde’s “Once.”
|“Willow Creek” cover art by Steve Quenell|
Big Eagle – Anywhere the Wind Blows
Big Eagle is a country/folk project of former Peels front woman, Robyn Miller from Willow Creek/San Francisco, California. Her first album, “Willow Creek” is available now via MRG recordings. Produced by Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks, Music Go Music) and Robyn Miller at Lone Palm in Echo Park, and Bart Davenport at Tuff Shed in Oakland. It was recorded with Dameon Lee Waggoner (The Black Apples), Amy Blaschke, Aaron Sperske (Lilys, Beachwood Sparks, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti), and Richard Gowen (Robert Francis) and more. You can buy the album in its entirety on iTunes or mail order, here.
Big Eagle – Mississippi
Live at the National Hotel Lobby, Nevada City Ca,
with Amy Blaschke (harmonies)