. . . I was never that good at the words anyways - bn

. . . you're not punk and i'm tellin everyone, save your breath i never was one - bs

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Playlist - 4/27 - Bonnaroo 2012

While i'm not the biggest multi-day outdoor music festival fan, and certainly won't be attending myself, there are a decent number of good bands playin Bonnaroo this year, that i figured would make good fodder for a Friday playlist. Follow the link below to listen.

DPDC-Friday Playlist-4/27-Bonnaroo 2012 

War on Drugs - Arms Like Boulders
Dawes - That Western Skyline
Phantogram - 16 Years
Shins - So Says I
Trampled by Turtles - Wait So Long
Hey Rosetta! - Another Pilot
Avett Brothers - Will You Return
Bad Brains - Sailin' On
Kurt Vile - Jesus Fever
Delta Spirit - Empty House
The Cave Singers - Falls
Alabama Shakes - I Found You
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici
Gary Clark Jr. - Don't Owe You a Thang
Flogging Molly - Swagger
Caitlin Rose - For the Rabbits
Glossary - Your Heart to Haunt
Bon Iver - For Emma
Deep Dark Woods - The Place I Left Behind
The Misfits - Astro Zombies
The Antlers - Sylvia

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Alone at 3am - Midwest Mess - 5/8 Release

Suburban Home is at it again, adding another great band to its already stellar roster, with the upcoming release of Alone at 3am's "Midwest Mess."  The album is scheduled to come out on May 8, although it appears you can already download it at their bandcamp page here

I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this band's first two releases, "City out of Luck" (2008) and "Cut Your Gills" (2010), in September of last year,  and I've been anticipating this release since I read they'd joined Suburban Home and were in the studio.  This month I was fortunate to get an advance listen of "Midwest Mess" and it does not disappoint.

It's somewhat apropos that guitarist/vocalist Max Fender laments on their track Burn the Town, "all the good songs have been sung, all the youth has been wasted on the young," since while maybe Alone at 3am doesn't "sing" the most original songs, they do write damn good ones, that you should be listening to.

I still maintain, as I wrote in a previous post, that to me they sound like a cross between TMFW/Nobody's Darlings era Lucero and a rootsed-up (if that's a term) Hot Water Music (particularly in the rhythm section). I think I'd now say I also hear splashes of Glossary and Limbeck type sound in there. All of these are of course good things.

"Midwest Mess" definitely has my endorsement, and I'd recommend their other albums as well.

You can listen to "Weekends at the Cape" from the album below

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New TIAM Releases from Only Sons & District Attorneys

Today is the digital release date for two solid new albums on This Is American Music, "When The New Wears Off" from The Only Sons and the debut full length album, "Slowburner" from The District AttorneysBoth available for $5 at http://thisisamericanmusic.com/.

While you're over there, I'd also recommend you pick up The Only Sons' 2011 release "American Stranger" and "Moving On" from Lauderdale, also only five bucks each. 

You can download free solo albums from Joey Kneiser (Glossary), Kelly Kneiser (Glossary), and Kent Goolsby (Only Sons) as well.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Playlist - 4/20 - is back

Hoping to start posting these weekly again. Spared ya'll a theme this time, just some good stuff i've been listening to this week. Follow the link . .


Frank Turner - I am Disappeared
The Arrivals - Simple Pleasures in America
American Aquarium - Good Fight
Cory Branan - Prettiest Waitress in Memphis 
Joey Kneiser - Bruised Ribs
Arcade Fire - City with No Children
Cloud Nothings - Fall In
Alone at 3am - Mexico
Banner Pilot - Greenwood
Band of Horses - Weed Party
The Weight - Sanchez
Ben Nichols - The Kid
Smoke or Fire - Sleepwalking
Dr. Dog - Shadow People
Two Cow Garage (Micah Schabel) - Jackson, Don't You Worry 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The District Attorneys

Just stumbled across this Atlanta/Athens based band last week, who I'd generally describe as shoegazy country/southern rock. With vocals heavy on reverb and nice pedal steel touches, their sound is definitely akin to neighbors Futurbirds stuff. Take a listen below.

You can also head over to their bandcamp page here for free downloads of their EP's. Their full length, 'Slowburner' is scheduled to be released this month (I believe) on This Is American Music

Friday, April 6, 2012

5 "Desert Island" Albums

For the hell of it my brother and I are working on compiling lists of favorite albums released within our respective lifetimes. Basically those that were most important to us or that we just love the most. Plan to post them sometime mid-month.

Curiosity fueled by that super productive exercise, coupled with this post I noticed over on Ninebullets the other day, has me wondering which albums are most significant to those who might happen to visit the site.

So, if you can pin down the 5 albums you'd hang on to, if you had to forego all others, let us know what they are. Maybe limit to one per artist for the sake of variety.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Opening Day Playlist

Personally thrilled baseball season is here again, so I decided to put together a "little" playlist to honor Opening Day. If you're not a fan (of the game) might still be worth a listen. Runs the gamut artist wise (sorry no clash). Follow the link below to hear it.

Opening Day