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    • David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy Gains New Vinyl Pressing January 19, 2018
      It's coming later this year...David Bowie's legendary Berlin trilogy is set to gain a new vinyl pressing. The iconic artist's stint in the German capital has become the stuff of mythology, re-carving pop culture to suit his own ends. Parlophone are set to issue the trilogy - 'Low', 'Heroes', and 'Lodger' - on Febr […]
    • Clash DJ Mix - Jacques January 19, 2018
      A guide to a complete one off talent...French composer Jacques is playing by his own rules. Ruthlessly adventurous pop music of an electronic bent, each track seems to usher in a complete re-wiring of the way we approach listening to music. Ending 2017 with his avant-bubblegum electro melter 'In The Radio', the composer set about recording a demons […]
    • Where To Start: The Cosmic Genius Of Sun Ra January 19, 2018
      There are other worlds they have not told you of...In the pantheon of musical trailblazers, Sun Ra is a shooting star; with his huge ‘band’, the multi, multi instrumental Arkestra in tow, he bursts miles ahead of anyone else in terms of chronology, mythology, and straight up otherworldliness. Born in 1914, it was as early as the opening years of the 50s that […]
    • Premiere: Desert Sound Colony - 'Tethered' January 19, 2018
      A return to his roots in club culture...Electronic composer Liam Wachs has been through many phases, many creative iterations. Using the name Desert Sound Colony as an umbrella term for these projects, he recently completed an international tour with a three-piece line up. Deciding to strip things back, Liam Wachs re-engaged with the elements of club culture […]
    • Ashley Henry's Jazz Interpretation Of This Nas Classic Is Astounding January 19, 2018
      The World Is Yours, indeed...These are heady times for UK jazz. The scene is gaining international recognition, while the sheer diversity of sounds on display seems to reconfigure identity on a daily basis. South London's Ashley Henry & the RE:ensemble have just signed a major label deal, inking a new partnership with Sony. New EP 'Easter' […]
    • Premiere: Whinnie Williams - 'What About Me' January 19, 2018
      An urgent, pointed return from the newcomer...Sometimes you just have to admit that you can't give any more. Life can occasionally get you down, seeming to demand a lot more that it's actually giving back. Whinnie Williams knows this feeling all too well. The singer found herself in the studio recently, and was unable to separate herself from conne […]
    • Barbagallo's 'L'échappée' Offers Wistful Psych-Pop Thrills January 19, 2018
      Tame Impala drummer and Francophone songwriter...Barbagallo has shared the new video for wistful, psych-pop nugget 'L'échappée'. The project is helmed by Julien Barbagallo, Tame Impala's drummer and also a fine songwriter in his own right. New album 'Danse Dans Les Ailleurs' arrives on March 2nd, and it's representative of […]
    • Weslee's 'Tongue Tied' Is A Trans-Atlantic Pop Sizzler January 19, 2018
      The duo will play London next month...Tran-Atlantic pop duo Weslee have shared new pop sizzler 'Tongue Tied'. The elusive pairing released three songs in 2017, with each one racing across the web to be devoured by thousands upon thousands of fans. Touching down in London next month for a rare live show, Weslee have now shared new song 'Tongue […]
    • Track Of The Day 19/1 - Vök January 19, 2018
      'Breaking Bones' (Rephlekt Remix)A rich seam of creative adventure runs through Iceland. It's a remarkable country, one where each passing person in the street has written an opera, performed a ballet, released a mixtape, or completed an exhibition. So when Icelandic group Vök decided to commission a few remixes they knew that they wouldn […]
    • Introducing... Thick Syrup January 19, 2018
      Leeds garage punk crew share new song 'Heavy Syrup'...Leeds outfit Thick Syrup want to make fun, chunky garage punk songs. Pitched somewhere between early 70s hard rock and the Nuggets compilation, the band's demented, organ-led sound has already caused a stir in their home city. Debut album 'Living In Leeds' arrives on February 23rd […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: A Tribe Called Red July 13, 2017
      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

Five Cool Ones: Five (More) New Album Releases

Posted by falconi5 on April 26, 2017


 

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Imelda May – Life Love Flesh Blood

The first thing your ears will notice if you are a long time fan of Imelda May is that the vibe is a noted departure from her Tainted Love, Jeff Beck Muse, Rockabilly persona.  And that, my friends, seems to be a very good thing.  More Jenny Lewis and Neko Case than Wanda Jackson, “Call me” is a cocktail lounge stunner, and “How Bad Can a Good Girl Be” is sublime Chris Isaak noir at its best.

 

Rodney Crowell – Close Ties

Close Ties, the latest long player from Rodney Crowell is one heck of a record, and if there was ever a doubt that Crowell is one of the best songwriters in the business, the topic is officially closed, and the verdict rendered. He is, and there is no doubt. The two stand out tracks are the album opener, “East Houston Blues,” a song that chronicles back in the day life in the third ward of Houston, an eclectic hodge-podge composed of various ethnicities with a vibrant club scene, and the closer “Nashville 1972,” a tune that takes you back to Rodney’s move from Houston to the music city.

Everybody who’s anybody is name checked here from Willie and Guy Clark to Steve Earle, and on to Tom T. Hall and Townes Van Zandt.  Heck, even skinny Dennis makes an appearance.  Sandwiched in between are 8 more story vignettes that include most notably “Life Without Susanna” who must be one heck of a woman since along with being Guy Clark’s wife she also seems to have been a muse for both Rodney and Townes Van Zandt. Don’t sleep on “It Ain’t Over Yet,” a song that features John Paul White, formerly of the Civil Wars, and Roseann Cash.

 

White Reaper – The Worlds Best American Band

If you can get back the tongue in cheek album title, and you should, you will find under the covers a very solid up and coming Rock and Roll Band.  Hailing from Lousville, Kentucky, this solid four piece band delivers a more than solid set of bouncy Garage Pop tunes that have bring a distinct 70’s feel to the proceedings.

 

Sean Rowe – New Lore

Listen to at least two songs from New Lore, the latest from Sean Rowe, at lest 2-3 times before you pass judgment. With sufficient whistle wetting, you will then be profoundly used to his heavy baritone voice, and will be begging for more. His laid back vibe coupled with knob twirling production that fits his aura just perfectly, this is one you will return to over and over again.  If you like the work White Buffalo did for the soundtrack of Sons of Anarchy, you will love Sean Rowe.

 

Blackfoot Gypsies – To the Top

Don’t pass judgment on the Blackfoot Gypsies based on the song titles alone on their latest album, To the Top.  After all with songs like “Back to New Orleans,” “Velvet Low Down Blues,” “I Wanna be Famous,” and “I’ve Got the Blues,” this has to be a Glam Band, right.  Well not exactly, Blackfoot Gypsies are exactly who you think they are, a hard charging bluesy Rock and Roll band that will remind you of The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones, and Chuck Berry with a bit of Foghat thrown in for good measure. And yes indeed, that is Margo Price helping this Nashville based band out on Potatoes and Whiskey.

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