Well, well, well.....
Again and again and again... we keep saying it, but we do have a great of songs. I can almost certainly guarantee that you will not find this mix of songs on your brand x music blog.
From Home to Parking Lot - Pre-Shuffle: Nashville's Mystery Twins return to the E2TG mix with another one off their Love is Strange EP. "The Rain Keeps Falling".
Yet another song from the self-titled album by Chicago's fabulous Great Divide. "Step Back"
A newcomer to the E2TG morning mix, Atlanta, GA singer-songwriter Joshua Worden employs a silky smooth R'n'B, Soul favor in delivering his unique brand of Indie Pop. Today's song is called "Midnight".
I'm not sure that change of pace is adequate to describe the transition from Joshua Worden to Tear Out the Heart. This St. Louis/Los Angeles Metalcore band have a new album called Violence out on Victory Records. "Infamous Last Words" is everything you want, need or expect from a Metalcore band. A definite shot of adrenaline for my morning commute.
Palma Violets are a UK indie band out on the Rough Trade label. "Best of Friends" comes to us today via Amazon's Free Music from Rising Artists. It is also the lead off track from their '180' album which was released in March.
Pickwick are from Washington State. "Hacienda Motel" is from their album called Can't Talk Medicine which was also released in March. Garage R&B.
Tom Mason is a genuine Nashville character. He makes Pirate music with his band of Blue Buccaneers - see the video included in the playlist below. This is Tom Mason solo from East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music from the Other Side with "Chaz Pozo's Shoes".
Canopy Climbers are three guys who live in three different cities and record via the internet. Their new album Miles is set to drop a week from today, and today we have the first taste in a song called "Stuck".
As I pulled into the parking lot and then began my walk across the State of Tennessee (I walk across a scale model map) and then up Capitol Hill. I began listening to "Kiss" a song by Scout Niblett a Portland, Oregon via England, singer songwriter. On this track Scout is joined by the iconic and insanely good Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy).
I began my walk with the aforementioned "Kiss" by Scout Niblett with Bonnie "Prince" Billy off Scout Niblett's 2007 album, This Fool Can Die Now.
Sometime, as I walked across the state map - possible just as I was passing over the Great Smokey Mountains (but probably not), the next song in our Shuffle came up. "Sewee Sewee" is by Mountain Man whose ethereal chords first caught my attention with their song 'Soft Skin' which was also on their 2010 Made the Harbor album.
By this point, I was walking up the steps leading up Capitol Hill (and wishing I was in better shape), and on this fine, fine still officially late spring morning in Nashville, we had the good fortune of hearing one of our recently discovered favorite local band, Year of October with a song about "Another Indian Summer". Digging on this band, and this is yet another favorite of mine from their 2012 album Stories.
And finally, as I was in the home stretch and making my way down the sidewalk toward Charlotte Avenue, "Anchored" came into my ear holes. The song in it's earlier version was the title track to Nikki Sue and the Bad News' 2011 EP. This newly recorded version is on the fantastic Nothing Gold which was released this year, and which we reviewed a few weeks back.