Enjoy another eclectic mix from the FBFY collective.
1. “Circle of One”
Bored on the Fourth of July: The BBC Session (2015)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Sticker reads: “Recorded on the Fourth of July, 1989, at the BBC, for the legendary John Peel, their only BBC session available commercially for the first time.” Definitely worth the wait.
2. “Red Eyes”
The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream (2014)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: This track came on our local indie station and for some reason it captures my current mood of disillusionment quite well.
Crow and the Canyon
Leaving Soon (to be released in 2015)
Submitted By: @toomuchcountry
Comments: I just learned about this Portland, Oregon, band through one of the songs, “Wine and Whiskey,” featured on Bill Frater’s Freight Train Boogie podcast. I’ve tramped around trying to find a few more of their songs, and all I’ve found so far have been spot-on. I particularly like Waterfalls which will the the lead track for their upcoming debut release. Haven’t experienced a waterfall yet that hasn’t mesmerized me. (For the record, I recently returned from a trip to Portland where I had a blast on an all-day pub crawl. Highly recommended.)
4. “Motorcycle (Straight to Hell)”
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: This has been a great year so far for raucous punk rock music – Spray Paint, Bully, Slaves, Cruising, TRAAMS, Protomartyr, Trance Farmers, Tough Age, the Woolen Men, and Titus Andronicus have all released some superb tunes, but our current favourite is this feral, fuzzed up, slab of blistering proto-punk from Birmingham based duo Table Scraps. Like Black Sabbath fighting the Stooges in a sack of rats. Play loud.
5. “The Stranger (Song of Revenge)”
Shadow and Light of Albert Camus (2015)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Lesser-known 60’s Greenwich Village folkie seeks meaning and value in mid-1900’s French philosophy. As you do.
6. “I Need Never Get Old”
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (2015)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Neo-honkeytonk-soul. S.O.B. is the hit, but the whole damn record is great.
7. “Madhouse Promenade”
Have Gun Will Travel
Science From an Easy Chair (2015)
Submitted By: Autopsy IV (ninebullets.net)
Comments: This album is a concept album that tells the story Ernest Shackleton’s ill fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition as detailed in the book Endurance. The crew spent almost a year at sea living on the pack ice of the antarctic and as a result they would walk around their floe for exercise. That called that walk the Madhouse Promenade. Also, the reference to “Science From an Easy Chair” in the song is a reference to one of the books they had with them and read repeatedly in their 500 days lost at sea.
8. “We are Nothing”
Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street EP (2014)
Submitted By: @scratchedsoul
Comments: I got this record last year, listened to it, liked it, and would pull it out occasionally. I saw them this summer, was dead tired and really not in the mood for the rock show. Once they started playing I found that second wind and with each song moved closer to the stage. I hadn’t seen a performance like this since Jawbreaker (who they covered that night). Debut album comes out in October. This is from an EP from last year. One of the best opening lines I’ve heard in a song in years “Sometimes, I don’t want to try, I’d rather fuck up.”
9. “Somewhere Else”
Back To Me (2005)
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Have being after a copy of Kathleen’s 2005 release on vinyl for a number of years, finally got my hands on a reasonably priced copy in mint condition so thought I’d share a track from it this month and one of my favourites is Kathleen’s version of the Jim Bryson tune Somewhere Else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsJgZB33uGE
10. “Self-Taught Learner”
Self-Taught Learner (2009)
Submitted By: @annieTUFF
Comments: September already?! Well, it’s cool, I just spent too much money on Halloween decorations. And K-Mart has all their artificial Christmas trees up. Happy New Year everybody!
11. “I Gotsta Get Paid”
La Futura (2012)
Submitted By: Trailer
12. “House on the Hill”
Live After Deaf (2012)
Submitted By: @Rockstar_Aimz
Comments: Say what you will about Mr. David Ryan Adams, but the dude has his moments of genius.
13. “Cold Night”
Chuck Ragan & Austin Lucas
Bristle Ridge (2008)
Submitted By: @Rockstar_Aimz
Comments: This song feels like fall.
Zombie Garden Club
Zombie Garden Club (2015)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Great debut album of old school rock and roll out of Toronto.
14. “I’m Rowed Out”
The Dupont Circles
The Active Listener – Nuggets II Revisited (2015)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: I got Aimz’ mail and thought I was some lame-ass dork that accidentally deletes mail. Glad to learn I’m not that dork. Anyway… I’m out of town and away from my music library, so I scrambled to find something for this month. I remembered that I had some mail about the new Active Listener comp, so I give it a spin. This song stood out because I was thrown back to the psychedelic 60s with simple guitar chords/riffs and cheesy organ. Enjoy. I sure did.
15. “(Made Us Feel Like) Kings”
Swan City Vampires (2015)
Submitted By: @magearwig
Comments: Who better to eulogize the reign of Centro-matic than Will Johnson himself?
16. “Rocks in the Basement”
American Fiction (2015)
Submitted By: @magearwig
Comments: West Virginia’s Ona may just restore our faith in rock and roll with their debut LP, American Fiction.
17. “Grizzly Adams”
Roberto & The Tickety 2
Middle Age Spread (2015)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: Just some fine musicians with a fine sense of humour.