Monthly Archives: June 2008

On the Road

Richmond Fontaine make some the most expansive, richly textured alt. country around right now, but at the heart of their music are the powerful narratives of Willy Vlautin’s lyrics. Their most recent album Thirteen Cities includes tales about marginalised working … Continue reading

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Resign the Simple Engine of Your Fears to Time

Over the course of three albums (plus a couple of odds-and-ends releases) Subtle have made music filled with conflict, representative of the confusing world we live in. The synthetic fuses with the organic; drum machines pound out tribal beats and … Continue reading

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A Teenage Symphony to God.

I have been listening to the Fleet Foxes album, but didn’t want to post about it as just about everybody with a CD player and a pen has already reviewed it. BUT as a lover of nostalgic sound and hymnal … Continue reading

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Exchanging All Kinds of Precious Gifts and Things

I enjoyed a lazy Sunday yesterday, watching the first part of Scorsese’s No Direction Home. As with his memoir Chronicles, it’s great to experience Dylan in his own words, talking about the artists who influenced him and his journey from … Continue reading

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Anywhere I Lay My Head

Just wanted to post some thoughts on some stuff thats been ticking over in my brain since reading Matt’s lovingly typed Tom Waits appreciation the other day, most notably the alluding to his willful ignorance of that Scarlett Johanson album, … Continue reading

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Friday Round-up

We have had a few nice bits written about us over the last few weeks on the internet. Here are some links: BBC Black country article about our launch at Lock Works and about what we do. Web 2.0 championeer … Continue reading

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Every Song Was Right, All That Wine Was Tight

The Hold Steady’s Stay Positive is all over the internet right now, just begging you to listen to it. It was posted as a stream on the band’s MySpace page last week and was released on iTunes yesterday. I suppose … Continue reading

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