This morning…an eclectic mix of new and old in different genres to start your day. Enjoy!
Railbird Releases the “Lucky” EP
About a year and a half ago, I saw Railbird perform at the Tipsy Teapot. They had a split set with Rex Complex where they combined to play each other’s tunes. That show absolutely melted my face. It was fantastic. They were touring in support of their self-released LP, No One, which was a big departure from their first, self-titled album. No One abandoned their Americana and Folk leanings, and embraced eclectic, experimental psych pop. They continue to ratchet up that recipe on the Lucky EP, which was released on November 27. This release has Railbird in the 2013 buzz band crosshairs. Preview tracks for the tunes, “Lucky” and “MIRRORs” this morning. Then pick up No One and Lucky on Bandcamp or eMusic.
Max Gomez – “Season of My Memory”
Out of New Mexico, Max Gomez is alt. country, singer-songwriter who has toured with Patty Griffin and played dates with John Hiatt. His debut album, Rule the World, is set for release on January 22 through New West Records. He favors Townes Van Zandt and John Prine. You can preview the album via a press spot here.
Quailbones – “Crane Wilbur”
from Crane Wilbur 7-inch
released 9 October 2012 on Ghost Orchard
A brilliant punk rock mess that is chock full of rhythm, handclaps, and blaring guitars. This five-piece from Murray, KY does not let up. Go get the digital download on Bandcamp or pick up the 7″ from Sorry State.
Wild Cub – “Straight No Turns”
originally released on the Youth LP
I am not big on remixes usually, but this is a refreshing take. An easy dance groove takes over from the hazy, synth-driven original. It’s like some added a dash of pepper to the soup. A great tune for driving. Wild Cub has come off a busy year with appearances at CMJ and Bonnaroo. We’ll be buzzing until their next release. Check out Youth here.
Eels – “Peach Blossom”
from Wonderful, Glorious
out 5 February 2013
Always thought it was Eels, but the Facebook page reads The Eels. Anyway, you should know Mark Oliver Everett by now. His distinct vocal stylings, wry observations, and penchant for creating accessible indie rock are all here once again. Mr. Consistency. Pre-order on iTunes.
Yellow Ostrich – “Ghost”
from Ghost EP
released 22 October 2012 on Barsuk
Kind of bleak, but totally reflective of this song’s mood. A nice change up from Schaaf and his mates. Directed by Frank Larson. Ghost is available as 12″ (U.S. Only) or digitally at all major outlets.