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Let's get to today's shuffle....
"White Light/White Heat" by The Velvet Underground
The repetition, the distortion, the power... The Velvet Underground were so far out in front that most people still haven't caught up. The title track from the band's second album - the last with John Cale.
"Smoke" by Ilana J
Ilana J is a pop songwriter from Britain. Her current album Freefalling from the Ground Up was released last month. This song is light, airy, and extremely catchy.
"Genie Versus Genie" by Clouseaux
When I attended the surf rock show featuring Crazy Aces and The Mystery Men, I picked up an instrumental rock zine that included a compilation CD. From that record, comes a groovy track by this band from Houston. I don't know much about the band, but I really dig this tune.
"Hurricane Wind" by Carl Anderson
Another from Carl Anderson's awesome record, Risk of Loss. Coming to the Nashville scene by way of Charlottesville, VA, Anderson has found his place among the incredible wellspring of talent bubbling up out of East Nashville of late. Risk of Loss remains in my heretofore hypothetical best of list for 2015.
"girl" by valued customer
The final song on Byugecup (The Huge Cup B-Sides). The song clocks in at over 9 minutes and manages to encompass much of what it is that makes Valued Customer so awesome. I kind of said a whole bunch the last post I made about VC, so I will just end this post by saying: Valued Customer is good - really good.
"Cuckoo Song" by Townes Van Zandt
A while back, I grabbed a download of a Townes Van Zandt performance 1973 recorded at a coffee shop in Minneapolis...
"Marquee Man" by Pony Boy
Pony Boy was an L.A. singer/songwriter when Ear to the Ground first caught up with her about three years ago. She has since moved to Nashillve and she just released her latest albun, Blue Gold on Cosmic Thug Records. The album was produced by the superduo of Adam Landry and Justin Collins.