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"All I Need" (Radio Edit) by The Boy From the Crowd
Another track from the Where the Bees Come to Die. This is actually the "radio edit" of a song from that EP. Heavy Blues based alternative rock. I'm digging this music a bunch!
"MacGillcuddy's Reeks" by Warren Zevon
Another track from My Ride's Here - Zevon's 2002 album. This one is set against a traditional sounding Irish reel.
"All At Once You Unzipped" by Bill Lloyd
Feeling the Elephant established Bill Lloyd as the king of Nashville power pop - a crown his has held onto and reclaimed over the decades that have followed. Infectious melodies and wicked guitar work... check the video playlist for a recent performance of Bill Lloyd proving he still wears that crown.
"American Dreaming" by Killing Kuddles
A long time favorite of Ear to the Ground. This is a track from the EP Sinking Ship which was released back in June. Punk-spirited folk/pop music from the 21st Century.
"Keep Your Distance" by Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson at his absolute best - from his classic album Rumor and Sigh.
"Surf Explosion" (Video Edit) by Martin Cilia
This is another track from the awesome Instrumental Rock sampler I got via Continental Magazine. Martin Cilia is an Australian guitar player - best known as a long time member of the classic surf rock band, The Atlantics. He more recently joined the long running Australian new wave band, Mental as Anything.
"Where Do I Begin" by Wilco
Another track from the recent Wilco album,Star Wars.
"Would You Love Me" by Stone Cupid
Another track from the forthcoming and fantastic album by Stone Cupid - The Cardinal. Stone Cupid is the powerhouse Nashville band that backs up Julie Christensen - a punk rock survivor - perhaps best know for her long association with Leonard Cohen - which includes appearing in the 2005 tribute show for Leonard Cohen which resulted in the film, I'm Your Man. She performed "Anthem" alongside Perla Batalla at that show, and a new version of that song appears as a Bonus Track on The Cardinal. Christensen has been living in Nashville for a few years, and she has put together a top notch band.
"Summer Wine" by Lana Del Rey
We close out the first post of November with a nostalgic look back... kind of... It's Lana Del Rey with Barrie-James O'Neill of Kassidy with a cover of a song written by Lee Hazlewood and most famous covered by Nancy Sinatra who sang the song with Hazlewood in 1967.