There were enough really cool songs left over from last weeks playlist to merit another round of the latest and newest releases in what is shaping up to be a pretty darn good musical year. The Rock is turned up a notch with Black Stone Cherry, The Smoke Fairies, another one of the Americana Chick duos represents, and Neil Young steps in with his Third Man Records project with Jack White. Enjoy!
01. Jolie Holland – Waiting for the Sun
The new Jolie Holland Album Wine Dark Sea is an Americana Southern Noir classic to be enjoyed with a glass of whiskey and a Cormac McCarthy novel.
02. Archie Bronson Outfit – We are Floating
A bit on the psychedelic side, this is a fun song from a band you will be hearing more from in the very near future.
03. Smoke Fairies – Eclipse Them All
Another entry in the American Chick stables of cool, harmony driven acoustic groups. When you are done listening to The Secret Sisters and First Aid Kit, check these girls out.
04. Hannah Aldridge – Howlin’ Bones
Sure we may have jumped the musical gun a bit in calling the debut album from Hannah Aldridge one of the contenders for album of the year, but this song that could fit in quite easily on an episode of Breaking Bad, Trueblood, or Sons of Anarchy is indeed a stunner.
05. Neil Young – Needle of Death
From his latest acoustic acoustic album made in the recording booth at Jack White’s Third Man Records.
06. Chromeo – Come Alive
What the kids are listening ot. Check it out, it’s quite good.
07. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Simple and Sure
A bit of Blondie by way of Patti Smith. On of our new favorites here in The Falcon’s Nest.
08. Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu
A good Sunday Morning listen from his new album, First Mind.
09. Gruf Rhys – American Interior
The Super Furry Animals front man is front and center with an album inspired by John Evans, an 18th century explorer that travelled to America in 1792 on a mission to find a Welsh speaking America Indian tribe.
10. Curtis Harding – Keep on Shining
Contemporary Soul at it’s finest.
11. Black Prairie – Let it Out
Sugar Hill is one of the best record labels around, and “Let it Out” from Black Prairie featuring Jenny Conlee on vocals is a sterling example.
12. Bastille – Bad Blood
From their self-titled album, a tasty slice of Indie Rock Pie.
13. Future Islands – A Dream of You and Me
The David Letterman favorites are back with the second single from their epic new album, Singles.
14. How to Dress Well – Repeat Pleasure
There is a distinct 80’s Pop feel to this band, and that is a very good thing. New in The Nest, we are checking this band out.
15. Black Stone Cherry – Me and Mary Jane
Crank up the volume, set the way back machine to 1976, and rock out man.