1. “Police Car”
Police Car 7″ (1977)
Submitted By: @Truersound
Comments: Recently been diving and exploring into this strain of punk rock from the late 70s/early 80s. So many forgotten gems, so many sweet bass lines.
2. “Tell Me What You Want From Me”
Good Old War
Broken Into Better Shape (2015)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: The kings of earnest catchy folk-pop return with a more produced treatment. And it works, repeating a hook until it is stuck in your ear like a space bug in the Wrath of Khan.
3. “(I Love Your) Psychedelic Curtains”
(The) Nervous Wrecks
(The) World of…(The) Nervous Rex (2011)
Submitted by: @simon2307
Comment: New band to me, this track was featured on a recent online radio show I’ve being tuning into of late (Fusion On Air) and it’s become an ear worm. Check out their album – it’s a good ‘un.
4. “Pearly Gates”
Tomorrow’s Hits (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Craig Finn tweeted the other day that this was the best song he’s ever heard. Be a blast to play live mostly drunk.
Fangs and Twang
Fangs and Twang (2015)
Submitted By: @Popa2unes
Comments: Former members of Black Jake and the Carnies, Billy LaLonde (drums, vocals), Andy Benes (guitar, vocals), and Joe Bertoletti (bass, vocals) new band Fangs and Twang. This is the first single from new release in July.
6. “Back Up Mama”
Born To Play Guitar (2015)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: We still have plenty to learn from Buddy Guy, ’cause nowadays, you just can’t be too sure.
Note from our buddy BoogieStudio22: It’s been all elbows and assholes at work this week, but I’m having a blast. With that in mind, a ‘work’ mini-mix:
7. “Work to Do”
Chasing Ghosts (2015)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: I love this guy’s minimalist blues.
8. “Hard Workin Man”
Left Lane Cruiser
All You Can Eat!! (2009)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: And now for some nice dirty, grungy blues.
9. “Working at Working”
Muddy Roots 2011 Compilation, Volume 1 (2011)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: Some might say that Wayne is a bit heavily influenced by Hank, but I love how he puts it all together.
10. “Hey Mama, My Time Ain’t Long”
Holy Smokes (2015)
Submitted By: @Trailer
11. “People Who Died”
Government Cheese: 1985-1995 (2010)
Submitted By: @toomuchcountry
Comments: The Cheese’s cover of Jim Carroll’s song is best experienced live. And loud. And perhaps a bit disoriented. Next best thing perhaps is to watch it. Highly encourage you to watch a couple of versions of it on YouTube – two separated by almost a quarter-century. 1992 version below:
12. “Wheels on Fire”
Neil Young and The Sadies
Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band (2010)
Submitted By: @Rockstar_Aimz
Comments: I finally saw The Sadies live for the first time since I left Canada four years ago. They played in this crappy Boston-area venue where the sound was horrid and the opening bands were worse, but damn if they are not one of the best live bands going. Neil Young was not at this show, because if he was I would have died of musical awesomeness right in front of the stage and I would not be posting right now. I’m not sure if this album was distributed in the U.S. It’s very hit and miss, but this track is definitely a hit.
13. “You Will Always Bring Me Flowers”
Shannon and The Clams
Sleep Talk (2011)
Submitted By: @annieTUFF
Comments: This band has been in pretty constant rotation for me lately. The end of summer can be a big ol’ bummer, so it’s important for me to keep listening to fun music that makes me wanna dance around like a goofball.
14. “The Witches Song”
Longshot Nelson & The Disjoints
Coming For Your Blood (2013)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: Getting near autumn and I suppose Hallowe’en. Too soon?
All of Something (2015)
Submitted By: @magearwig
Comments: To be released on 30 October, All of Something by Ohio’s SPORTS is a welcomed return to the halcyon days of indie rock post-Nirvana. “Saturday,” the album’s first single, is an angst-ridden treat of empty calories but not one lacking universal sentiment.
16. “Safe Corridor”
Cruising EP (2015)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: The best (and catchiest) surf-punk riff of the year so far.
Sold My Love’ was recorded at Radar Sound – a studio on an island on the River Thames – with Fuzz (Ariel Pink, Vivian Girls, Younghusband) and mastered by Fran Ashcroft (The Pretty Things, Dandy Warhols).
The single features the B-side ‘Maybe Baby’; the band’s Buddy Holly cover previously released as part of US label Workerbee Records’s ‘Don’t Try’ compilation for Record Store Day 2015.
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The wonderful Delines are back in Europe next month and will be bringing with a new tour EP called Scenic Sessions featuring the track Gold Dreaming – for those who can’t make a show to get the CD there are plans for a release later in the year.
We’re sad to announce that this will be our last European tour for a while. So please come on down and see us. Willy’s already dreaming about buying pints at Whelans in Dublin, Freddy says he wants to move to York, Cory is pining for The Take Root Festival, Amy says she’ll breathe fire at End of the Road, and once Sean’s inheritance comes in he’s moving the whole band to Spain.
Last but not least we’d like to thank everyone for all their great support of Colfax. The last year has been a blast. And don’t worry this winter we’re back in the studio to make a follow up. So come down to the shows and be the test subjects for a mountain of new Delines songs.
3rd Cork, IE Coughlans Live
4th Roscrea, IE Leap Castle
5th Dublin, IE – Whelans
6th Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
7th York, UK – The Crescent
8th Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
9th Sheffield, UK – The Greystones
10th Newport, UK – Le Pub
11th London – St Pancras Old Church – early and late shows
12th Groningen, NL – Take Root Festival
13th Den Bosch, NL – W2
15th Bilbao, ES – Kafe Antzokia
16th Barcelona, ES – Apolo 2
17th Valencia, ES – Loco Club
18th Madrid, ES – Boite Live
On home recording and the writing process, Mike says – “I need to keep writing and recording all year round – it keeps me sane! I write everyday but I’ve only recently started recording at home by myself. I’ve never been good at the technical side of things but I’m confident enough now to release them. I still have no real idea what I’m doing but I don’t care, it’s pure joy.”