Kalle Mattson “Avalanche”

via NPR


“I’ve had the video concept in my head for a long time actually. I remember being 10 or 11 years old flipping through the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time magazine and choosing what records to borrow out of my dad’s collection based on the covers alone. All of the albums we recreated are super important to me and the video sort of serves as a window into what has influenced me growing up, discovering music for the first time and then eventually writing songs. One of my main worries was that this would seem like a bit of an ego trip inserting my face into a famous Dylan cover or something but I really think it came out as a work of love for the artists, their records & the covers that also make those albums so special.”

Kalle Mattson / Facebook / Twitter

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Sound & Vision – Kitty Finer



Lobby Star is Kitty Finer’s debut EP, recorded at Bark studio, London and engineered/co-produced by Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Shampoo).

Guest musicians on the EP include Kitty’s father Jem Finer alongside his own band mates Andrew Ranken and Darryl Hunt of The Pogues, Debsey Wykes (Dolly Mixture, Coming Up Roses and St Etienne) Finn Andrews (The Veils) and brass provided by Kitty’s old school friends The JJ Horns. LOBBY STAR is an introduction to the worldly Londoner, Kitty Finer. These six tracks set the tone and welcome you to her sound which crosses genres, spans time, travels the world and lands on your decks today. Influenced by her mother’s records (Wreckless Eric, The Ramones, The Nips, Kirsty MacColl, The Ronettes, DollyMixture, John Cooper Clarke, Blondie, Pulp, Peaches and Bongwater) Kitty Finer arrives at a sound that combines the soul, pop, punk, garage rock and 60’s Girl band influences.

With the addition of trumpet and sax solos on LOBBY STAR the songs have a world of music in them; Girls in the garage, a song about a party in Bristol begins for example with a dub style before being joined by Mariachi brass and features an Ethiopian inspired sax solo.


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Vinyl Love – Holly Golightly – New single and album



Next month sees the release of Holly’s brand new album, her first solo album since 2004′s Slowly But Surely!, the album Slowtown Now will be released on August 21st on CD, LP & Digital. There’s also a very limited 7″ single, Seven Wonders, with an exclusive non album B-side Nothing Lost! Both of these lovely items are available for pre-order now via the Damaged Goods site.

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Feel Bad For You – July 2015

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Another eclectic mix from the Feel Bad For You team, big thanks to Rockstar Aimz for curating and Trailer for the artwork.

1. “Guided By Voices”
Selective Service (2001)
Submitted By: magearwig
Comments: One of a few songs anointed the “ballad of Guided By Voices” by none other than Robert Pollard. Perhaps the perfect summer song. Oh yeah, fuck Don Henley.
Note: This track was supposed to be on the June mix, but I missed it. D’oh! Sorry. :(

2. “True Believers”
Have Gun Will Travel
Science From An Easy Chair (2015)
Submitted By: Autopsy IV
Comments: Lead single from the upcoming Have Gun Will Travel album, Science From An Easy Chair. Love the rim shot drums on this song as well as the guitars in it.

3. “The Rise of the Black Messiah”
Indigo Girls
One Lost Day (2015)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: You didn’t think a new Indigo Girls record could be released without me submitting a track did you? Written for the case of the Angola 3, it feels even more appropriate given recent events and the ugly evils of a racist system we’re still not able to face directly.

4. “Rules of Change”
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
The Monsanto Years (2015)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Enlightened anger; got a good beat, easy to dance to, I’ll give it a 90.

“Seeds have floated, birds have flown
Seeds have traveled far from home
Seeds are life it can’t be owned
Not even by Monsanto
People must be free to grow”

5. “Who Are You Listening To?”
Billy Hubbard
Demo (2015)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: The Knoxville Americana-ist has been working on this song for awhile and recorded a demo at home to send out into the interwebs for comment. I feedbacked him :) that it’s one heck of a song. And not a bad question.

6. “Imuhar (Freemen)”
Bombino
Nomad (2013)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Sometimes a song just plugs itself into your brain; that’s what happened to me with this Bombino number. The swaying beat, the elegant vibraphone solo, the hypnotic guitar arpeggiation, all tell me I need to be smoking what this dude is smoking.

7. “I Ride My Bike”
Cracker
Kerosene Hat (1993)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: I’ve been riding my bicycle a lot, so …

8. “Trash The Sun”
Hymn For Her
Lucy & Wayne’s Smokin Flames (2013)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Can’t wait to say goodbye to July. Good lawdy it’s hot. Wait. What? AUGUST??? Damn.

9. “Yuma”
Justin Townes Earle
Yuma EP (2007)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Just discovered this beauty… “And is it too much to ask, he cried as he stepped into the wind, He turned his back onto the world and he fell back to earth again, So with the wind in his hair, and smile on his face, he crashed through the hood of an Old’s 98, and he lay there dying on a cold winters day, all alone, all alone.

10. “Atlantic City (Gonna Make a Million Tonight)”
East River Pipe
The Gasoline Age (1999)
Submitted by: @simon2307
Comments: East River Pipe a.k.a. F.M. ‘Fred’ Cornog is a recent discovery for me even though his early recordings (93-96) were released on legendary UK indie label Sarah Records, this sound effect laden track is from an album released by the mighty Merge Records in 99.

11. “24 Frames”
Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free (2015)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Just got this today — enjoying listening to the new album.

12. “Call To Arms”
Fritz Montana
Double A Side (2015)
Submitted By: @Popa2unes
Comments: I’m digging on this San Francisco based blues/indie rock trio Fritz Montana. New 7″ just released. New album later this year.

13. “I’m Not The Same”
Fritz Montana
Double A Side (2015)
Submitted By: @Popa2unes
Comments:

14. “You Got to Me”
James McMurtry
Complicated Game (2015)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: McMurtry paints with words, way Rembrandt, Monet, or Picasso paints with oils.

15. “Too Close To Home”
My Life in Black and White
Columbia (2014)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: Having kids is always bittersweet. Summers can be especially so. This track is one I’ve been listening to a lot lately while thinking about my kids but it stands on its own even for those without kids. It’s a great punk track from a band who doesn’t get nearly enough attention.

16. “Summer’s Cauldron”
XTC
Skylarking (1986)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: It’s been awfully warm in the Pacific Northwest, so this song came to mind.

17. “Husk”
Michael Rank & Stag
Horsehair (2015)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: From Rank’s latest album, really rootsy Americana from an artist who has released five spellbinding albums in the last four years.

18. “Philophobia”
Copywrite
A Heart of Glass EP (2015)
Submitted By: magearwig
Comments: The raw and unadorned first single from Australia’s Copywrite. The band’s debut LP will be released on 11 August.

19. “Littleworth”
T. Hardy Morris
Drownin’ on a Mountaintop (2015)
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments:

20. “I Love a Rainy Night”
Eddie Rabbitt
Number One Hits (2009)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: So, everything keeps getting rained out right now. But it’s ok…because I love a rainy night.

21. “When My First Wife Left Me”
R.L. Burnside
Too Bad Jim (1994)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments:

22. “James Alley Blues”
Jeff Tweedy, Roger McGuin & Jay Bennett
The Harry Smith Connection (1997)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Salt for salt

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Sarah MacDougall – Grand Canyon

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Following a successful fan-funded project on Pledge, Canada-based, Swedish-born singer-songwriter Sarah MacDougall will release her third album Grand Canyon on Rabbit Heart Records in the UK on the 14th of August, the album follows the award winning 2011 release The Greatest Ones Alive (featured here on Beat Surrender).

Since the release of The Greatest Ones Alive in 2011, Sarah has toured Canada and Europe extensively and will be back in the UK in November to tour her album that has being worked upon in the stolen time between touring and was recorded at the end of 2014 under the Northern Lights in Whitehorse, Yukon.

“The themes on the record are inspired by my own experiences, by people around me and the landscapes I am surrounded by. I worked part time in a residential home for youth at risk and their stories permeate this record as well. I get inspired by how much it takes to live an inspired life despite all the chaos and struggles around us. Sometimes it takes realising how small we all are to feel like you are big. Living around mountains and under dark starry skies can really put things in perspective. You realise what’s worth focusing on in this short life. We’re gonna be gone tomorrow. That is kind of what this album is about. And it’s also about dancing,despite of everything.”

In a departure from her previous albums the material widens the musical vista stepping sideways from the Americana influences with arrangements that combine Sarah’s distinct vocal and acoustic guitar playing with ‘heavier’ drums, strings, keyboards and synthesisers, it all works wonderfully well and should particularly appeal to fans of Beat Surrender favourites Paper Aeroplanes.

Sarah MacDougall (2015, #2, photo © GBP)

Sarah MacDougall / Facebook / Twitter

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Jason Isbell & Courtney Barnett – Live In Concert Newport Folk 2015 Highlights

Jason Isbell

SET LIST
Palmetto Rose
Stockholm
Something More Than Free
24 Frames
Codeine
The Life You Chose
Speed Trap Town
Cover Me Up
Children of Children
Alabama Pines
Different Days
Super 8

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM COURTNEY BARNETT’S SET
Dead Fox
Depreston
Debbie Downer
Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
Avant Gardener
History Eraser
Pedestrian At Best

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