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I'm back after a day off. Still tons going on. Check out my review of the re-release of the self-titled only album by Haynes Boys.
Also - at press time, my review of Friday night's Matthew Sweet show at City Winery Nashville is on the front page of NoDepression.com.
On to the mid-week shuffle:
"New Love" by Beat Rodeo
The penultimate song from our survey of Home in the Heart of the Beat.
"More Than Enough" by Cletus and Lori
One of my favorite tracks from the album Lotus by long-time D.C. area duo Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley.
"Baby Stick Around" by Joe Jackson
I dare you to listen to this song from the album Look Sharp! and not move your body in some way.
"Lost Outside The Tunnel" by Aztec Camera
A deep cut from the debut album by Aztec Camera (High Land, Hard Rain).
"Exile on Myrtle Beach" by Darrin Bradbury
From the brand new Darrin Bradbury EP, The Story of Bob, comes this pop culture filled, fever dream of a metaphor for East Nashville. One of my all-time favorite Darrin Bradbury songs.
"Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach, Texas" by Dale Watson
Another track from the brand new Dale Watson album, Call Me Insane. This one has a bit of Western Swing in it... Dale Watson is still proudly carrying the Ameripolitan banner.
"Beaten to the Punch" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Continuing a shuffle that musically is all over the map... I was just talking with a friend about the underappreciated genius that is Elvis Costello's fourth studio album. It is the first release following Costello's infamous run in with Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett.
"In Heaven" by A Color Engine
Another track from the album, Voyage Underwater; 56 Knots. This one happens to be a cover of a song from the David Lynch cult classic, Eraserhead. A Color Engine draws a line between long-time E2TG favorite Don Ryan and one-time Ear to the Ground featured artist Elephant Goes West. It's a tasty slab of experimental indie folk goodness.
"Passion" by [debut]
We close out the day with another track from the album Postcards from Berlin.The song sounds a bit like it could be a great lost Depeche Mode song (and I mean that as the highest compliment).