Saturday, March 5, 2011

Winter's Bone - Soundtrack

This is the soundtrack to a movie by the same name. Its set in the Ozark Mountains and features a slew of obscure and weird americana/bluegrass. really great stuff for those of you who want dig a little deeper into the mountain music being created these days. this is the deliverance of our generation.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sol Invictus - Trees In Winter

I shouldn't have to explain how important this band is and that every record released is an automatic classic. So I won't.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lori McKenna - The Luxury of Knowing

This is currently my new favorite song. Also, Keith Urban did a surprisingly good cover of it as well.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Krallice - The Clearing (Track)

According to the Stereogum story, this isn't the finalized cover of the record Krallice is set to release in April via Profound Lore records, but it is called Diotima and this track is off of it. Check it out because its pretty freaking amazing. Like really fucking amazing.

Portal - Vessel of Balon (Live)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vince Gill - Turn Me Loose

Vince Gill occupies a peculiar place in the world of country music. On one hand he's a mega country super star hit maker Nashville heavyweight, who can pretty much shit in a bag and the Grand Ole Opry is going to push it like its the second coming of ET. On another hand he's a serious student of the guitar and can actually play, he writes virtually all of his own material (extremely rare in CCM these days). He's also a C&W cameleon. He's like the Ryan Adams of country music who will do records that have a particular focus. Recording everything from rock to bluegrass and traditional westerns. He's also that country guy that when you talk to real outlaw old school country guys and all they do is rag on the current state of Nashville and country music, when you bring up Vince Gill, people usually have to make a huge exception for him. Everyone loves Vince and you better get used to it. Here is Vince's first album. its not as focused as his later works but you can see what kind of potential this guy had from day one. He also wrote 6 out of the 8 songs. I'd say this is up there with the greats of country music debuts, along side Lyle Lovett's first record. Which in my opinion is the strongest.