Monday, May 11, 2009
Back again with a handful of tunes I've been diggin' on lately.
You know the drill: listen... enjoy... buy.
Wilco - Jolly Banker
A couple weeks ago, Wilco made this Woody Guthrie cover tune available for download on their site. It's another example of music completely transcending time and history - the satirical song that was penned back in the dust bowl days as a slight to the fat-pocketed bankers rings just as true today. Nice choice Jeff. In related news, Wilco has announced their newest effort will be titled Wilco (The Album) and will feature a special appearance from Feist. Pick it up June 30th.
Sara Watkins - Will We Go
Sara Watkins was once 1/3 of the bluegrass-crossover giant Nickel Creek. Both Chris Thile and Sara's brother Sean dabbled in solo albums throughout the bands' tenure, but Sara has just released her debut solo album. The self-titled effort is well worth your time - especially if you are/were a Nickel fan - if only because of her fiddle skills and the fact that Gillian & Dave make an appearance. Buy It.
The Duke & The King - If You Ever Get Famous
I mentioned that Simone Felice decided to leave his band of brothers earlier this year. His new outfit, The Duke & The King, features Simone and Robert Chicken Burke. Their US debut, Nothing Gold Can Stay, will be available in August through Ramseur Records.
Band of Annuals - Blood On My Shirt
I came to know of Salt Lake City folk group Band of Annuals thanks to a reader recommendation (thanks Jeff). This six-piece band creates great folk rock, highlighted by a male-female vocal combo that sounds a lot like This Mornin'... favorite The Gougers. Get their latest album, Let Me Live, here.
J. Tillman - When I Light Your Darkened Door
Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman recently recorded a session over at Daytrotter, showcasing some of his amazing solo work. It's mostly mellow, sounding somewhat like a mix between Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. This tune is from Cancer and Delirium. He more recently put out Vacilando Territory Blues.
Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) - It Ain't Me Babe
I found a nice video of Fleet Foxes' frontman doing his best Dylan - and ripped the audio for you.