Christmas Download: Mat D and the Profane Saints – Christmas Caravan
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Christmas Download: Mat D and the Profane Saints – Christmas Caravan

Admit it, Santa’s a troubadour. Just like Mat D and the Profane Saints. As with the group’s Christmas song, “Christmas Caravan,” their latest single, “Angel of the Lost Highway,” could also apply to the man traveling the world this evening. Let’s wish Santa well tonight as rumor has it he will be bringing the new Mat D and … Continue reading

Christmas Download: It’s a King Thing – November Reindeer
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Christmas Download: It’s a King Thing – November Reindeer

Matt Sorum is nowhere to be found on “November Reindeer,” an original Christmas song recorded for the annual Arbor Christmas Show. Conceived as an homage to televised Christmas specials long past (think Bing Crosby), the show — founded by Jon Montague — is in its 15th year. Dedicated to Jon’s memory after his passing following the second year, … Continue reading

Christmas Download: Little Hurricane – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
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Christmas Download: Little Hurricane – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Tempering their garage-blues stomp, Little Hurricane highlight the conversation on Frank Loesser’s 1944 pop standard, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Stream/download “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and watch Little Hurricane perform the song in 2011 for Wilcox Sessions below. Purchase Little Hurricane’s latest release, Gold Fever, on vinyl here. Continue reading

First Listen: John Calvin Abney – Dark Horse Army
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First Listen: John Calvin Abney – Dark Horse Army

Announcing his arrival as a songwriter of note with 2014’s Empty Candles EP, a collection of 4-track bedroom recordings, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s John Calvin Abney will release Better Luck, his first studio album, on 25 January 2015. Produced by Abney, Jacob Winik and fellow Oklahoman John Moreland, Better Luck‘s first single, “Dark Horse Army,” is a … Continue reading

Christmas Download: Jordan Reyne – Song for Winter Solstice
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Christmas Download: Jordan Reyne – Song for Winter Solstice

Jumping the gun here as winter doesn’t officially start until this Sunday but thanks to London, England’s Jordan Reyne you can soundtrack the changing of the season with the pagan “Song for Winter Solstice.” Stream/download the multi-language “Song for Winter Solstice” below and purchase Reyne’s latest EP, Mother, via Bandcamp. Continue reading

First Listen: Pinecones – Sleep is Forget
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First Listen: Pinecones – Sleep is Forget

Math rock without the histrionics courtesy of the seemingly anti-social media Atlanta, Georgia quartet Pinecones. There is no sleight of hand on “Sleep is Forget,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming LP, Sings for You Now. Repetitive, hypnotic and droning, “Sleep is Forget” takes a dark turn from the songs on the band’s debut, … Continue reading

Backtracks: Quiet Hollers – I Am the Morning
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Backtracks: Quiet Hollers – I Am the Morning

Looking forward to 2015, let’s revisit I Am the Morning, the unheralded gem from Louisville, Kentucky’s Quiet Hollers. Released in 2013, the band reportedly will begin issuing singles from their forthcoming album in January 2015. Quiet Hollers celebrate sad bastard songs like the pleading “Road Song” and crushed dreams of “Some Day Darlin’”. Populating I … Continue reading