Archive for September, 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Le Switch, a band name which is damn hard to say without affecting a bad French accent, has added another notch to a year whose belt is already full. The notches, in this case, count the bands who have released albums that, genuinely and without schmaltz, channel classic rock and pop tropes through a modern […]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Are these better than an old box of Creedance cassettes? While that might be more of a question for our friend the Dude, I would certainly argue that 2008 has been a pretty good year for Creedence fans. Earlier this year eMusic made the entire CCR catalog available for download, and now, being the 40th […]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

It is no secret to frequent AD readers that I am a huge fan of any project that contains a C S N or Y from the mid 1960s through the mid ’70s. Last week Rhino reissued what might be my favorite Graham Nash solo LP, 1971s Songs For Beginners. Besides being a great work […]

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Horse Feathers 2006 debut, Words Are Dead, was one of AD’s favorite releases of the year. Earlier this month the Portland, OR outfit released its follow up, House With No Name, via their new label home at Kill Rock Stars. The band is on tour in support of the new LP and AD is presenting […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

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 65: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Them – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue ++ Donovan – […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Yes, the above photo is of Françoise Hardy; she is just one of the artist covered on White Hinterland’s new five-song (two originals, three covers) French-language EP Luniculaire. I’ve been smitten with Casey Dienel’s voice since her 2006 debut Wind Up Canary, which was only furthered by her latest project, White Hinterland’s Phylactery Factory. Jazz-tinged, […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

San Diego/L.A.’s The Muslims are set to release a new 7″ for the track, “Parasites,” with a b-side featuring one of my favorite Spacemen 3 tunes, “Walking With Jesus.” Good shit, but just as important, this gives me an opportunity/excuse to post a couple of alternate Spacemen 3 tracks off the band’s Forged Prescriptions collection; […]