. . . 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, June 28, 2013

Friday Playlist - 6/28

The Evening Rig - Never Been'er / Samiam - She Found You / Old Flings - Merry Go Round / The District Attorneys - The End / Elway - One Flew East / Lauderdale - Wasted Life / Ceremony - Adult / Cory Branan - Hell-bent and Heart-first / The Weight - St. Paul / Hot Water Music - Our Own Way / Arms Aloft - Doubledranopercocetnoice / Feist - Past in Present / Bohannons - In the End / The Slow Death - Phantom Limbs / Defiance Ohio - I Don't Want Solidarity if it Means Holding Hands With You / Great Lakes USA - No Boyfriends / Ivy League TX - Coalesce / Julie Doiron - Spill Yer Lungs / Archers of Loaf - Web in Front / Beach House - Norway

DPDC Friday Playlist 6/28/13

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Playlist - 6/21

Arliss Nancy - Little Steve / Heartsounds - Everything's Going My Way / Dear Landlord - Park Bench / Lemuria - Chihuly / Superchunk - For Tension / Glocca Morra - Ya'll Boots Hats (Die Angry / Dillinger Four - Maximum Piss & Vinegar / Restorations - Neighborhood Song / Two Cow Garage - Brass Ring / The Cut Ups - Building Bridges / Jawbox - U-Trau / Deer Tick - Baltimore Blues No. 1 / Les Savy Fav - Patty Lee / Hold Tight! - A Cup, a Ship, a Speeder / Alone at 3am - From Any Bed / Alkaline Trio - Nose Over Tail / Wood Ear - Leghold / The Smith Street Band - I Want Friends / The Shins - Turn a Square / Hop Along - Laments

DPDC Friday Playlist - 6/21/13

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Playlist - 6/14

Lucero - When You're Gone / JKutchma & The Five Fifths - February is My Finish Line / Civil War Rust - Diving / Piebald - American Hearts / Cut Teeth - Desert Vines / Attack in Black - Husbands / Avail - Fix / Dopamines - Public Domain / Fierce Brosnan - Sundays / Slingshot Dakota - Michael Jordan Saved My Life / New Bruises - There Was Only One Johnny Cash / Cheap Girls - A Lesser Rate / John Moreland - Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore / Jason Isbell - Flying Over Water / Torche - Kicking / House Boat - A Song In Which I Convince Myself to Stop Being Such a Fucking Idiot / Blacklist Royals - American Hearts / Tim Vantol - Hands Full of Dust / Truckstop Darlin' - Southern Ghosts / Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land 

DPDC Friday Playlist - 6/14/13

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Take on 2013 so far . . .

You might've noticed that I failed to post a "Quarterly Report" on the first three months of this year, akin to those I put up last year covering the better album releases, and I'm still on the fence about whether or not I'll compile something at month's end. Maybe I've been in a weird mood or haven't been paying close enough attention, but frankly I think it's because, while there have obviously been a bunch of very good albums released this year, nothing's really grabbed my attention to the extent many early 2012 releases did (that and i'm  pretty busy with life's usual responsibilities, and maybe a bit lazy outside of them).
The two major standout exceptions to me being, Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple and Restorations LP2 (oh and Break Ups - It's Complicated plus Gameday Regulars - Nobody Likes a Quitter on the EP front).

Well I think this week my attitude and perspective on the year is starting to shift.  Yesterday saw the release of three albums that will almost certainly end up in my 'Best of 2013' list, John Moreland's In the Throes Jason Isbell's Southeastern and JKutchma's Sundown U.S.A., and today I learned that the new Arliss Nancy - Wild American Runners is tracked. So in this renewed spirit I just want to run through a list of some of my other favorites of the year, that I've sold short by not mentioning to date.

In no particular order (maybe very roughly chronological).

The Bootheel - Goat's Lodge
Broadway Calls - Comfort, Distraction
Dorado - Anger Hunger Love and Fear of Death
RVIVR -  The Beauty Between
Sam Russo - Storm
Off With Their Heads - Home
Captain, We're Sinking - The Future is Cancelled
The Bronx - The Bronx IV
California X - California X
the bear - Overseas then Under
Alkaline Trio - My Shame is True
Gateway District - Old Wild Hearts
Nightmares for a Week - Civilian War
Laura Stevenson - Wheel
Pentimento - S/T
Plow United - Marching Band
El Cantador - Translation Wave
The Sky We Scrape - Divides
Banquets - S/T
Kurt Vile - Walkin on a Pretty Daze
Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart
The Wild - Dreams are Maps
Worship This! - Tomorrow I'll Miss You
Little Big League - These are Good People
State Lines - For the Boats
Tim Vantol - If We Go Down, We Will Go Together!
Big Eyes - Almost Famous
National - Trouble Will Find Me
Jimmy Islip - The Wild West Riding
Portugal, The Man - Evil Friends
Daniel Romano - Come Cry With Me

Guess it's quite the list after all (still let me know what i'm missing).  Plus we can less than patiently look forward to upcoming stuff from Lemuria, Elway, Superchunk, Arliss Nancy (as mentioned), Two Cow Garage, Red City Radio, Austin Lucas, Flatliners, 500 Miles to Memphis, Neko Case etc etc etc.

Friday, June 7, 2013

John Moreland - In The Throes - Preview

Last Chance Records is set to release John Moreland's newest "In The Throes" this upcoming Tuesday, June 11 (same date they'll be releasing JKutchma's "Sundown, USA") and is currently offering a free stream (which you can check out below) and pre-order opportunity on its site here.  Moreland frankly does what he does just about as well anyone these days. Alot of Nebraska era Springsteen sound on this one. Don't miss out on it, and if you're currently without, get his previous releases.


Friday Playlist - 6/7

Polar Bear Club - Drifting Thing / Hold Steady - The Weekenders / Smoke or Fire - Integrity / Make Do and Mend - Stay in the Sun / Lemuria - Helloing / Glossary - When We Were Wicked / Cursive - Art is Hard / American Aquarium - St. Mary's / Astpai - Heart to Grow / Latterman - "I Decided Not to do Them" / Big Eyes - Can't Catch a Break / Jawbreaker - Jinx Removing / Band of Horses - Weed Party / Face to Face - You Lied / Patty Hurst Shifter - When You Lie / Wooden Wand - Scorpion Glow / Weatherbox - Big News / Sun Kil Moon - Lily and Parrots / Joyce Manor - Derailed / Zoe Muth - You Only Believe Me When I'm Lying 

DPDC Friday Playlist 6/7/13