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Well now, how about that? 2013 Ear to the Ground Band of the Year, The End Men dropped the first two songs from their forthcoming new album, Terms and Conditions (due 4/21/2015). The bands' signature sound enhanced by the saxophone stylings of Matthew Elia. You can name your price and get a hold of "Morning Birds" and "East of West" and get some absolutely killer artwork for your desktop. Do it!
"Not The One" by [debut]
[debut] is the L.A. based Alternative/Electronic project of Gareth Thomas. The new album is called Postcards from Berlin. This is the powerful opening track from the album which is out everywhere now.
"My Next Door Neighbor" by Jerry "Boogie" McCain
Alabama Blues artist Jerry "Boogie" McCain passed away in March 2012. This song came to us via a Noisetrade sampler from the awesome folks at the Music Maker Relief Foundation which is dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of the south by directly supporting the musicians who make that music. Great old blues song...
"The Right Profile" by The Clash
The hits keep coming... seriously though London Calling - ya'll!
"Ships and Cannons" by The Ghoul Goes West
New E2TG favorites from Arkansas with another great song from their album Ghosts and Bones and Blood and Things...
"Twisting the Night Away" by Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart does Sam Cooke.... the last song on his 4th album Never a Dull Moment (1972)
"Taylor Swift" by Darrin Bradbury
2014 Ear to the Ground artist of the year with a song about his move to Nashville. Check out the video from The Building and the hats sported by Mr. Bradbury and bassist Cameron Carrus. If you wear hats like that - you, too, could be an #E2TG Artist of the Year... No Taylor Swifts were harmed in the making of this song.
"Bluegrass" by Matt Phillips and The Philharmonic
North Carolinian Matt Phillips came to my attention when he was a guest on Music City Roots back in February (I think). I grabbed hold to a good sampling of his music, and I have been enjoying the heck out of it. Great songs and such a smooth and easy delivery. Makes me want to put on some Bluegrass... From the album Move. A non-band version appeared on Phillips album Bones.
"Jesus Built My Hotrod" by Ministry
It is almost Easter and it is racing season so.... The song, which features vocals from Gibby Haynes, was released as a single in 1991 and then later appeared on the Ministry album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs.
"Walk" by The Ghoul Goes West
We close out the shuffle with our second song of the day from The Ghoul Goes West. This is one of my favorite tracks on the album. When the band contacted me, they said they were "underheard"... I am doing my little part to correct that. Hear them!