Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cracker - Waited My Whole Life, Almond Grove and 12 or so More

Cracker's David Lowery is at the forefront of the movement to ensure that artists can get paid fairly in today's digital world. And no wonder. Lowery works his butt off. Cracker is releasing their new album Berkeley to Bakersfield December 9. His other band, Camper Van Beethoven, unleashed La Costa Perdida in 2013 and El Camino Real earlier this year. He even dropped a solo record, The Palace Guards, in 2011.

The most amazing thing to me is that the music is all good. Don't take my word for it, listen below, 2 new ones and a bunch of older ones. Check out this pretty good little story in Rolling Stone Country.

Waited My Whole Life

Here's another new one:

Almond Grove

Yalla Yalla

Sunrise in the Land OF Milk and Honey

Euro-trash Girl

I dig this live version of Euro-Trash Girl.

Turn On Tune In Drop Out With Me

Get Off This

Here's some Camper Van Beethoven:

Someday Our Love will Sell Us Out

Northern California Girls

It was Like That When We Got Here

Good Guys and Bad Guys

Pictures of Matchstick Men

The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon

And some David Lowery solo.

Baby, All Those Girls Meant Nothing To Me

Deep Oblivion

Photo at top by Jason Thrasher. Is that a rock n roll name or what?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough

I am pretty slow to catch on sometimes, but Blood Orange's You're Not Good Enough is in my head everyday these days. Reminds me of Prince's poppy days.

You're Not Good Enough

It is What It Is

Uncle ACE


Monday, October 13, 2014

The Waterboys - Destinies Entwined and Modern Blues

The Waterboys have released the first track, Destinies Entwined, from the new album Modern Blues (out January 19th). If you thought the band was all folk heaven as exemplified by Fisherman's Blues or big music as suggested by This is the Sea, you should listen to this, it's more of a nod to other influences in the rock world (Mike Scott seems to have listened to his share of Bowie, Prince, Stones and Hendrix).

 Destinies Entwined The Whole of the Moon Savage Earth Heart Why should I Love You (2010 Version) September 1913 The Pan Within (Piano & Vocal Demo) Thgis is the Sea (Amsterdam 1997) Seek the Light (Full length) The Man Who Sold the World Straight With the Medicine Don't Bang the Drum In the Beginning Was Love She Tried To Hole Me (Souped up and Extended) The Crash of Angel Wings (cassette demo) If You See Jimmy Hickey