Archive for November, 2007

Friday, November 30th, 2007

ANTI Records has just reissued the last three Neko Case studio LPs; Furnace Room Lullaby (2000), Blacklisted (2002), and Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006). In light of Fox Confessor‘s increased Sound Scan numbers, the new version of the LP will come with a five track bonus disc comprised of a demo (see below) and […]

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Irish lilt mixed with the attitude of early UK punk was what initially fueled the The Pogues. Fronted by the infamous Shane MacGowan, The Pogues lifted traditional Irish music out of the gutter of its past injecting it with a strong dose of piss and lager. Anchored by the crossover Christmas ballad “Fairytale of New […]

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS, channel 26 Left Of Center, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST and then an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 26: The Shins – Mine’s Not A High Horse ++ John Vanderslice – Farewell Transmission (Solter Mix) ++ Laura […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

A companion tour EP to the Portland band’s 2007 self-titled album. I did not have the chance to pick one of these up in person, so The Shaky Hands management was kind enough to hook us up. Recommended to fans of perky, jangly, rough around the edges, college rock. Download: MP3: The Shaky Hands :: […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The Beach Boys “Funky Pretty” is the full on jam. It’s funky, it’s pretty. It’s what I want in an early ’70s Beach Boys song. Released on the 1973 Holland LP, as well as the live album The Beach Boys in Concert from that same year, the track showcases the life of the band post-Wilson […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

In its humble four minutes and twenty nine seconds, Band of Horses “Detlef Schrempf,” the fourth track off their sophomore LP, Cease To Begin, invokes that inexplicable something that demands that I press repeat time after time. And honestly, I couldn’t even tell you what the song is about — only that Ben Bridwell’s aching […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

While I have long counted myself a fan of both the music of Alison Krauss and that of Robert Plant’s Zeppelin, I must admit, when I first read the news, earlier this year, that the two were teaming up for a duets album I was more than just a little skeptical. On paper it just […]