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“Greg Ashley’s 4th album under his own name, his first since 2009’s Requiem Mass (Birdman), signals yet another change in direction for this multi-instrumentalist/producer/ arranger/singer/songwriter/bandleader. Death of a Ladies’ Man is a reverential song-for-song treatment of Leonard Cohen’s least “reverential” album: the 1977 Phil Spector-produced album of the same name.”

Available via Guitars and Bongos Records, HERE! Bandcamp, HERE!

artwork by: Will Gaynor

“Tiny Flowers” is the first full-length album by Calls (comprising of Kati Knox and Rebecca VanDeVoort from Oakland, California). It was recorded by James Finch (Jackpot, Sonny Smith, Kelley Stoltz, The Sandwitches) at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach, Ca. February 2014, and features their fellow musicians, Ed Masuga (Will Sprott), Brian Parks, and Heather Jovie for playing on the record. Available on their bandcamp site, HERE.

(The Seeds cover)

released 09 November 2014

released 06 March 2010

Jib Kidder – Do It All The Time (from “Steal Guitars”)

Jib Kidder a.k.a. Sean Schuster-Craig is an Oakland-based multimedia collagist who has been creating new junk out of existing junk for the past 15 years. His new full-length “Steal Guitars,” created from his obsessive/oneiric 1950s-1960s country & western music collage, is the official follow-up to “All on Yall” (2008), COMING SOON from Portland’s States Rights Records.

from the first vinyl release of vocal material by Jib Kidder “Dreams Inside of Dreams” (4-track 7″), released on March 15th, 2012 via Glowmobile Recording Co..

Julia Holter & Jib Kidder – My Baby
“My Baby” from “Steal Guitars: Fencing Partners”, the remix companion to Jib Kidder’s “Steal Guitars” coming soon from Portland’s States Rights Records. Song by Julia Holter using source material from “Ringtone Cowboy” by Jib Kidder, video by Jib Kidder

Michael James Tapscott w/ Andrew Kenower – The Polo Grounds

Here’s a new track recorded by Michael James Tapscott of Odawas with field recordings by Andrew Kenower incorporated. ‘The Polo Grounds’ appears on the upcoming full length “Good Morning, Africa,” out in the next couple months via Bookmaker Records in France.

RIYL: Chris Watson, James Leyland Kirby (The Caretaker), Lambchop…

Shannon and the Clams “I Wanna Go Home” (1-2-3-4-Go Records)

Oakland-based trio, Shannon and the Clams’ latest full-length, the trio consists of Shannon- Bass and Vocals, Ian- Drums and backing Vocals, Cody- Guitar and Vocals.  They could be another John Waters’ fave …?

(via LoudVine)

Shannon & the Clams – You Can Come Over