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    Monday
    Apr212014

    The Sunset Drifters "Forever" - 2014 EP

    If you were at the first annual "Cuffe-Hootenanny" just about everyone asked the same question....."Who the eff is this band?"  Well here you go.  With a gripping live performance and penchant for a goodtime The Sunset Drifters offer their first recordings together.....and PS:  They play in LA all the time.  Go see 'em.

    americana/whiskey/country-fried rock/los angeles:

    LISTEN HERE:

    The Sunset Drifters “High Wasted” m4a

    The Sunset Drifters “I Don't Wanna Be Wrong” m4a

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    Monday
    Jul082013

    John Moreland "In the Throes" - 2013 LP

    Tuesday
    Jun182013

    Jason Isbell "Southeastern" - 2013 LP

    Monday
    Feb252013

    Phosphorescent "Muchacho" - 2013 LP

    At 25 yrs. old there could have been worse places to be stuck.  I woke up on a balcony my 10th day in Tulum, Mexico.  The sides of my mouth were foamed shut by dehydration.  My body trembled from too much tequila and horror was thick as fog.  Completely out of cash, no phone, and no return ticket.....You could say I was fucked.  Weeaaaal bad.  The point of the trip was to "get away"....to isolate and create.  I took it too far.  So far that I might not come back....or when I did I would not be the same.  The greatest artists struggle.  The struggle is as important to art as the brush or the guitar to a musician.  The artists that persevere through the struggle come out the stronger artist.  In 2011 after a massive tour Phosphorescent was burnt out.  He came home to Brooklyn only to find he'd lost his apartment and studio.  The following Sunday he booked a ticket to Tulum, Mexico.  When he returned he brought Muchacho.  An album that is a departure from his usual country fried rock twang.  Muchacho is more of an exploration into the surreal/Americana meets electronica/chant.....Simply one of the best albums you will hear in 2013.  It's a masterpiece:

    LISTEN HERE:

    Phosphorescent "Muchacho's Tune" mp3

    Phosphorescent "The Quotidian Beasts" mp3

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    Tuesday
    Sep252012

    Dylan LeBlanc "Cast the Same Old Shadow" - 2012 LP

    I was surrounded by art from a very young age.  I spent time inside artists' studios and ran my fingers through a number of oil paintings.  Being so young you don't realize what you are around.....you don't realize the magnitude of anything right infront of your eyes.  Looking back I count my lucky stars.... Dylan LeBlanc was around music studios from a young age.  Having a father as a working musician in Alabama.....LeBlanc sat in the same studios as Otis Redding and Etta James.  At the time he prob banged on a few pianos and wiped a few boogers under drum kits.  Now, at 22 LeBlanc writes music that men twice his age can't write...He writes lyrics that are subtle and nothing short of poetry in it's purest form.  Leblanc's 2012 effort "Cast the Same Old Shadow" is an amazing follow-up to his 2009 album "Pauper's Field".......americana/sprawling sound/fans of Band of Horses/Fleet Foxes/Townes Van Zandt/etc/rock/effing awesome album and your friends havn't heard of him yet:

    LISTEN HERE:

    Dylan LeBlanc "Where Are You Now" mp3

    Dylan LeBlanc "Brother" mp3

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