Archive for the ‘For The Record’ Category

Record Highlight — Jerry Lee Lewis

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

October 28 is Rock & Roll Time! One of the greatest rock and rollers of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis will be releasing his new album Rock & Roll Time on October 28th on Vanguard Records – his first for the label. Rock & Roll Time features a star–studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois and more. The first single & title track premiered on RollingStone.com.

The track ‘Rock & Roll Time’ was originally co-written and recorded by Kris Kristofferson in 1974. Lewis’ rendition features guitarist Doyle Bramhall II and Jon Brion. Recorded at the House of Blues Studio in Memphis, this 11 song collection pulls from the vaults of Chuck Berry (Little Queenie), Bob Dylan (Stepchild), Johnny Cash (Folsom Prison Blues), and Jimmy Reed (Bright Lights, Big City). Full tracklisting below.

 

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

fantastic

FANTASTIC is comprised of Swedish artists Markus Hasselblom and Daniel Strandman. The core-duo hails from the city of Gothenburg, one of Europe’s most underrated cultural gems. Their debut LP, El Futuro, is the sound of nu-romantic chartbusters having an acid-fueled personality crisis; pop hooks grip the heart while dark harmonic tides taunt logic and programmed back-beats possess the legs and feet. FANTASTIC spins a dizzying emotional kaleidoscope of pop melodies amidst a desert sandstorm of psych and kraut-influenced song cycles. El Futuro is streeting in September 2014 via U.S. independent label La Société Expéditionnaire, an imprint specializing in releasing albums as unique gems.

 

 

Record Highlight — Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

Johnny Rawls won Most Outstanding Blues Singer in the 21st Annual Living Blues Critics’ Poll announced August 7, 2014. Remembering O.V., by Johnny Rawls with special guest Otis Clay, was selected Southern Soul Album of the Year — it was the third time Johnny has won Southern Soul Album of the Year, and the fourth time in the past six years the award has gone to a Catfood Records Album.

Johnny Rawls’ and Otis Clay’s new album Soul Brothers shipped this week, and will be released in October.  Keep a close eye on Catfood Records to order a copy!

 

Record Highlight — Magazine Dirty

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

Action Reaction Preview cover art

Magazine DirtyOne day some folks were taking about how punk is boring and metallish or lame and pop. So then they started a band.  One day some folks were taking about how punk is boring and metallish or lame and pop. So then they started a band.  Action/Reaction – pressed on hot pink vinyl – will be available very soon.

 

Record Highlight — Charlie Hunter & Dionne Farris

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

DionneDionne cover art

Charlie Hunter and Dionne Farris have planned to work with each other since they met on a Hip Hop tour working for two different groups in 1991. The inspiration for this project came in part from a mutual admiration for Dionne’s namesake, and an instant musical chemistry. Charlie would play his guitar at soundchecks and Dionne would improvise vocally. Those special moments confirmed that a recording session would bear fruit. 

Hunter plays a custom bass/guitar hybrid instrument which feeds it’s signal into separate amplifiers. He helped innovate it in the 1990s, allowing him to hold down the high and low ends using an athletic fingerstyle technique all his own. Farris brings her one of a kind vocal stylings, uncanny intonation and precise pitch accuracy to the duo. She compares singing jazz with an accompanist to the classic ice breaker exercise “the trust fall”. 

Pre-order DionneDionne by the Dionne Farris Charlie Hunter Duo now!

 

Record Highlight — Jon Camp

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

Jon Camp is a guitarist and composer who resides in the Washington, DC region. He combines experimental elements such as drone and alternate tunings with the rhythmic elements of rock and blues.  His new album – Earwig – is available on vinyl now!

 

Record Highlight — Joan Shelley

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

Joan Shelley‘s music is startling, but not for its racket. It startles because of its closeness, the near-instant sense of familiarity we feel when we hear it. Her songs  fill up the air around us, echoing like a voice lost in the later American and British  folk revivals – some Anne Briggs here, a little Hedy West there. But none of them are  “trad arr. Shelley.” Joan wrote them all. Listen to her sing and it’s evident. You’ve  never heard that voice before, either.

The new LP – Electric Ursa – was recorded in Louisville, Kentucky and marks Joan’s first release for No Quarter Records. It includes collaborations with new labelmate Nathan Salsburg, as well as  several other of Louisville’s fine musicians. In the eight songs that make up this record,  we are seeing an artist in her stride, able to move seamlessly between darkness & light, attempting to reconcile the wild expanse of the future with the burdens of memory. At the center of it all are songs of a nature beautiful, precise, and clear, delivered to us by  her singular voice.

 

Record Highlight — David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet Volume 1

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

David Bazan & Passenger String Quartet / Volume 1

We are pleased to announce the pre-order of David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet / Volume 1.  All new studio recordings of Pedro The Lion and Bazan solo songs:

Bands With Managers
How I Remember
Wolves At The Door
The Fleecing
I Do
When They Really Get To Know You…
Lost My Shape
Cold Beer & Cigarettes
Priests & Paramedics
Strange Negotiations

Pre-order is up now via Undertow Music Collective — all pre-orders will be signed by David Bazan (limit two copies per customer).

Record Highlight — JP Harris & The Tough Choices

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

Pre-order the new JP Harris LP – Home Is Where The Hurt Is and get a free, immediate download of the entire album from Cow Island Music!

Check out one of the new tracks here, and be sure to catch it live near your hometown!

 

Record Highlight — Brizbomb

Posted in For The Record | by Matt Earley | Comments Off

BRIZBOMB by Robert Delahanty

BRIZBOMB: real time experimental visual audio

One human and one rack – all audio & video are generated live in real time with no edits, no overdubs, no computer, no keyboards, no samples, and no pre-recorded material. Pre-order it now.