Monday, June 2, 2014

The Alphabet Part 2: A to Z Music You Need right now: Listen, Watch, Download

Three large posts, a truckload of music, little-to-no editorialising (or even editing). It's the A-Z of what's been catching Scruffy's ears, too much for one post. Part one was here.

 Hold Steady did some shows with Deer Tick. Must have been amazing. Here's Deer Tick doing a Hold Steady tune.
Deer Tick - Constructive Summer (Hold Steady Cover)

And some Hold Steady.

I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You

I Never Wear White from Suzanne Vega's latest Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.

Joseph Arthur - Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Justin Rutledge - Thugs

Justin Rutledge - Fiddler's Green featuring Jenn Grant

Justin Rutledge- Courage

Jordan Klassen - Go To Me

Mark Lanegan - Deepest Shade

Paul Langlois - What the Hell I got

The Lemonheads are supposedly making a new record with original member Ben Deily, who was great. Check out some reissued tunes below, and listen to some live Evan Dando (recently recorded in Winnipeg, just before his guitar was stolen) songs at Teenage Dogs in Trouble.

Lemonheads - Second Chance

Lemonheads - Mallo Cup

Lemonheads - Anyway

Lemonheads - Clang Bang Clang

Lemonheads - 394

Lemonheads - Out

Hamilton Leithauser - 11 O'Clock Friday Night

Greg MacPherson - 1995

The Mariachi Ghost mix tradition with ambition, classic sounds with some unexpected twists, somehow managing to make the band's aural effects as arresting as the visuals. Would you have guessed The Mariachi Ghost hail from Winnipeg? Hit the link to listen to the album.

Milwaukee - Aimee Mann and Leo are The Both

Nai Harvest - Ain't That Enough, Free download of a Teenage Fanclub cover! One of my favourite bands at the moment, sleazy guitars and slippery vocals, lazy cool even when aggression rears its ugly head.

Old 97s

Old 97s - Most Messed Up

Doug Paisley is from TO, but that isn't necessarily evident from his music. To me, he fits in with Del Barber, Corb Lund, and Daniel Romano, well-crafted songs without pop, rock, or flash - Canadiana?

Doug Paisley - Radio Girl

Doug Paisley - Song My Love Can Sing

Doug Paisley - No One But you

Doug Paisley - If I Wanted To

Doug Paisley - Sad Sinner

Peter Buck - Monkey Mask

Pixies' Women of War is a free download from te band to you.

Pixies - Women of War

Pixies - Silver Snail

Posies - Grant Hart

Posies - Ontario

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