Feel Bad For You – September 2014

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Artist: Chris Carroll
Album: Trouble & Time
Song: Just Like That
Label: Independent
Submitted by: Adam Dawson www.TheBrokenJukebox.com
Comments: Canadian born, Texas based folk/ R&B singer Chris Carroll’s debut record drops next month. I am not normally a big fan of female singers, but I can’t stop listening to this one. This is the first song released on the album.

Title: Lateness of Dancers
Artist: Hiss Golden Messenger
Album (year): Lateness of Dancers (2014)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: “Wheel of love, you broke me.” Saw HGM recently opening for Jason Isbell, and I was frustrated because I couldn’t understand a word. Which is a damn shame, because this record is amazing and I’ve already listened to it a zillion times.

Title: Leyndarmal (King and Cross)
Artist: Asgeir
Album (year): Dýrð í dauðaþögn (2012)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: This year Asgeir released an English version of the same album, with only the vocal tracks changed. I much prefer the Icelandic vocals.
Glistening nighttime dew, and she is walking with me.
From the house of red, I hear a child crying.
Foxes heading home, their prey hangs from their jaws.
And the forest knows, but it won’t share the secret.

When the king takes sides,
leaving moral minds; soldiers take their share.
Nighthawks seem to sense that now is the time.
Deep inside them burns the raging fire of life.
He’ll take back what he owns.

Death cannot take hold, if I can keep momentum.

Title: You’re Gonna Lose
Artist: Lions in the Street
Album: self-titled (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: The latest pin-back-your-ears-and-let-’er-rip rock and roll from stubborn “we’ll do things our own damn way, thank you very much” Vancouver outfit.

Title: Shut Up Shuttin’ Up
Artist: Victor
Album: Victor (1996)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: From the side project of Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson. Pretty much what I want to say these days to the overwhelming majority of those in the mainstream, alternative and social media. Just SHUT UP shuttin’ up already! Damn.

Title: “Anarchy in the UK”
Artist: The Sex Pistols
Album: Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Today 9/18/2014 might be the last day the UK exists in its current form. Regardless, going forward will be interesting.

Title: Gonna Walk You To School
Artist: Wild Bill’s Blue Washboard Boys
Album (year): Baby Yum Yum (1970)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: It’s back to school time!

Title: Death Letter Blues
Artist: The Bones of J.R. Jones
Album (2014): Folkadelphia Session 6/7/2014
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: This came out this week freebee on bandcamp

Title: Crying, Crying, Crying
Artist: The Bomb Bassets
Album (year): Take A Trip With… (1997)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I had a mellow Fall-ish song picked out…but I decided against it. These guys are fun, they make me sing and dance like an idiot. I’ll save a mellow slow song for another day.

Title: I’ve Won Every Battle, But I’ve Lost Every War
Artist: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
Album (year): The Flower of Muscle Shoals (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer
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Title: Rich Man’s Table
Artist: A Night In The Box
Album (year): 2008
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: Not much to say, I found a drive with a bunch of music I thought I’d lost and A Night In The Box – Write A Letter was there. This track makes me happy so here it is, hopefully it makes you happy as well.

Title: Town Clown
Artist: Kelsey Waldon
Album (year): Goldmine (2014)
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Have featured Kelsey’s material several times on Beat Surrender, missed the release on this one earlier in the year but glad I caught up as it’s her best yet and alongside the Zoe Muth album it’s my favourite of its type this year.

Title: My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat
Artist: Kye Alfred Hillig
Album (year): The Buddhist (2014)
Submitted By: The Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: A new discovery for us, sitting somewhere between Sun Kil Moon and Damien Jurado and as good as either…or should that be both? Never mind, a simply brilliant slice of storytelling Americana.

Title: Bone Blue Moon
Artist: Jim dead
Album (year): 2011
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: Jim Dead’s a local musician who churns up a fine dust storm on this brooding slice of desert rock.

Title: Past It
Artist: Jim Lauderdale
Album (year): I’m a Song (2014)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Let’s boogie!

Title: Bill Richardson’s Greenback Dollar
Artist: The Jugbusters
Album (Year): Honky Tonk Hymnal (2013)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: For Bill, fuck cancer

Title: Field of Diamonds
Artist: Johnny Cash
Album (Year): American III (2000)
Submitted By: Truersound
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FEEL BAD FOR YOU – AUGUST 2014

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This month’s FBFY offers up a wonderful selection and comes highly recommended, listen with the widget or Download

Title: Saturday Song
Artist: Mustard
Album (year): Mustard II Unnamed Unfinished Album (2002).
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Ya know, August is a weird month. It’s still very much summer. School starts back (in my area anyway), and towards the end of the month you can start to feel fall creeping up on you. Transitional I suppose. Anyway. This song is about Saturdays, but I can kinda relate it to summer as a whole. Mustard is a great Knoxville band from the 90′s. Various members are still out there making music everyday, check them out via the ol’ facebook for musical shenanigans and links to current musical projects. http://www.facebook.com/tastethemustardmustard

Title: Turn You Inside-Out
Artist: REM
Album (year): Green (1988)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: What I choose not to do.

Title: I Feel The Same
Artist: Chris Smither
Album: Don’t It Drag On (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound
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Title: Love U Forever
Artist: Jenny Lewis
Album (year): The Voyager [2014]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: This song would be a guilty pleasure, if only I still experienced that feeling. Instead I find it easy to like this song the same way I liked making out with strangers when I was a working musician. It was never about forever. It was always about feeling something right now, even if it was “the feeling of hell in a hallway.”

Title: Month Of Bad Habits
Artist: Andrew Combs
Album (year): unreleased (2014)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: A demo track of an amazing song that will (hopefully) be on his next album.

Title: My Dad
Artist: Paul Westerberg
Album (year): Folker (2004)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: After a year of declining health, at age 84, my dad passed away on July 22, 2014. I got to help my dad and mom quite a bit this year and was happy to do it. I hadn’t listened to this song in ages, but it popped up on random play last week. So long dad…

Title: Leather Jacket
Artist: Mick Taylor
Album (year): Mick Taylor (1979)
Submitted By: TheSecondSingle
Comments: There’s something timeless about this track. It’s far more Springsteen than Stones. Perfect end of summer jam. Shoulda been a hit in ’79.

Title: Here Comes A Regular
Artist: The Replacements
Album (year): Tim (1985)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Another belated discovery, this time of the sheer genius of The Replacement’s 1985 release Tim, and so we have chosen possibly one of the finest album closers you could ever wish to hear for FBFY. Here Comes A Regular is an unflinching, twitchy confessional – the perfect misfits hymn of alienation.

Title: “Road To Nowhere”
Artist: Talking Heads
Album (year): “The Best Of Talking Heads” (2004)
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Been all over Scotland this summer — traveling somewhere every weekend. One two week trip to the continent that completely depleted the bank account. The original scope of my project here has changed daily. Seems like a fitting song for this summer.

Title: Time Is Not Your Own
Artist: Solomon Grundy
Album: Solomon Grundy (1990)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Reached into the dark corners of my collection to retrieve this one. Didn’t listen to it much after buying it. Never read a review on the album and have no clue what happened to the band. I bought the CD simply because the band’s name was the same as a Sesame Street character I remembered as a kid.

Title: Wide Open
Artist: Travis Meadows
Album: Old Ghosts & Unfinished Business (2013)
Submitted By: Trailer
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Title: Happy Man

Artist: Sparklehorse
Album (Year): Distorted Ghost EP (2000)
Submitted by: Simon @simon2307
Comments: Linkous’ songs were dark like coal compressed into diamonds” – Patti Smith on the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Title: Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
Artist: Bob Dylan
Arlbum (Year): Time Out of Mind (1997)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Been on a Dylan bender the last few days. Cued up my 32 hours, 49 minutes, and 47 seconds of mp3 Bob, and after a few hours this song jumped out at me and kicked my ass.

Title: 27 Forever
Artist: Eric Burdon
Album (2013): ‘Til Your River Runs Dry
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By: @popa2unes

Title: Confederates
Artist: Michael Rank & Stag
Album (year): In The Weeds (2013)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments : Having listened to Ranks latest album, Deadstock I’ve gone back to his earlier ones. This song knocked me out.

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Feel Bad For You – July 2014

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Welcome to this month’s Feel Bad For You ‘mixtape’ another eclectic set of killer tunes to enjoy, thanks to all for the tunes and especially to Matt for putting it together.

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Title: Sexy Eiffel Towers
Artist: Bow Wow Wow
Album (year): Your Cassette Pet EP (1980)
Submitted by: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: I heard this by chance the other day, and it immediately transported me back to my early teenage years listening to John Peel late at night in my bedroom trying to discover the latest cool music. In fact the first title for the blog was going to be “We’re All John Peels Now”, but that’s another story. Instead just listen to two and a half minutes of perfect, suggestive, breathless bubblegum indie from 33 years ago!

Title: Midnight On A Monday
Artist: Anna Tivel
Album: Before Machines (2014)
Submitted by: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: I just can’t enough of this girl! She blows my mind.

Title: Ms. Fat Booty
Artist: Marvin Gaye / Mos Def (Amerigo Gazaway)
Album (year): Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (2014)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: When these mash-ups work, it’s magical — even better when we’re talking about combining the goodness of Marvin Gaye and Mos Def.

Title: Living The Dream
Artist: Warren Pash
Album: Plastic Rulers (2008)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Warren Pash, a songwriter who now claims East Nashville as home, presumably gets to cash a pretty nice regular check as a co-writer of the Hall & Oates hit “Private Eyes”. Seeing as I’ve pretty well rejected all of H&O’s songs over the years, I’ve never sought out anyone who may have helped them with their songs. But when I was intro’d to Pash’s music by Tommy Womack, I instantly changed my mind. Loads of jangly guitar. Solid pop. And with the 4th of July falling this month, aren’t we all Living The Dream? No? Oh. Well, then I feel bad for you.

Title: Oye Como Va (live at El Jefe)
Artist: Perico Hernandez
Album (year): Chef OST (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Brass replaces Carlos’ guitar in this made for a hot summer afternoon cover. An accompanying cold drink is not optional. Neither is playing it at low volume.

Title: Fury Of The Light
Artist: The Bones of J.R. Jones
Album (year): Dark Was The Yearling (2014)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: One of my favorite new artists. I submitted another song by this fella in April. Here’s one from his recently released album. Check him out!

Title: Headlights
Artist: Ellen Sundberg
Album (year): Headlights (2014 EP)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Straight from Swedesplease, an awesome music blog (www.swedesplease.net) that this week introduced me to Ellen Sundberg, a singer songwriter from Bjärme in Jämtland, Sweden. The EP is a teaser for the forthcoming album “White Smoke and Pines”, to be released in the Fall. Ellen traveled to Austin, TX to record with Israel Nash and his band, with Nash producing. The song starts disarmingly enough like a kitchen jam session, and then quickly shifts to hypnotic space and time twisting raga-folk mode. I’m totally seduced by this song. There I something lovely about the way it undersells, creating all this space, easing back for a comforting pedal steel solo, building to an emotional climax only to drop back into personal space for the tag. “Wake up in the morning, fall asleep in the night. Fall asleep in the morning, wake up in the night.” I want to stay in this song and not wake up.

Title: Avant Gardener
Artist: Courtney Barnett
Album (year) The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: iTunes tell me I played this track more often than any other last month and so it gets my vote this month, plus I’ve just finished watching Breaking Bad, grow tomatoes, sweetcorn and radishes, and a bonus point goes to any songwriter who can weave anaphylactic, emphyseeming and pseudo-ephedrine into her lyrics.

Title: Stand By Me
Artist: Spyder Turner
Album (Year): Single (1967)
Submitted By: @popa2unes

Title: Airstream Shack
Artist: DM Bob & Jem Finer
Album (year): Pirana (2008)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I feel like my songs for submitted for the FBFY July either
represent feeling really hot and sweaty (I live in the south…) OR
Music you listen to while driving to the lake (again…I live in the
south). One day I’ll live in an airstream…one day….

Title: My Baby Took My Baby Away
Artist: Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals Starvation League
Album: Undefeated (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer
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Title: Jacob’s Ladder
Artist: Mark Lanegan
Album: Funeral Blues (2011)
Submitted by: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: First contribution and this just seemed apt as I tend to share Lanegan more than most artists.

Title: “Soul Deep”
Artist: The Box Tops
Album: Dimensions (1969)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle
Comments: The hit single from Alex Chilton’s first band’s last album

Title: The Mayor of Simpleton
Artist: XTC
Album (year): Oranges & Lemons (1989)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This album came out 25 years ago. Congratulations, you are old.

Title: I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
Artist: Stonewall Jackson
Album (Year): Trouble And Me (1965)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Underrated

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FEEL BAD FOR YOU – JUNE 2014 MIXTAPE

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We’re bringing this months FBFY to you a little late this month but it’s well worth the wait – really good compilation this one.

Title: Next to the Trash
Artist: Punch Brothers
Album (year): Antifogmatic (2010)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: It’s all part of having a man in the house

Title: Where Is My Knife
Artist: The Amazing Snakeheads
Album: Amphetamine Ballads (2014)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: Undoubtedly our live discovery of the year at the Great Escape Festival. Menacing, brooding, savage, threatening, and quite, quite brilliant. Junkyard punk and voodoo blues combine to create a sleazy, hypnotic masterpiece on this, one of many standouts on their debut album.

Title: She’s Got A Heart Of Stone
Artist: The Singles
Album (year): Daytrotter Studio Session (4/9/2014)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: As I’ve mentioned a time or two or a hundred, I’m a sucker for power pop. I came across The Singles on a recent Daytrotter (Daytrotter.com) session and they blew me away. I hear the best of the 60s pop and garage bands, as well as power pop from the 80s (Romantics, Smithereens, etc…).

Title: Too Shiny
Artist: Zoe Muth
Album (Year) World of Strangers (2014)
Submitted by: Simon www.beat-surrender.com
Comments: Loving the new Zoe Muth album at the moment and this is one of the many highlights from it

Title: Two Ambulance Day
Artist: The Wind-Up Birds
Album (year): Poor Music [2014]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy (with thanks to April for introducing this band to me)
Comments: Poor Music by The Wind-Up Birds (released on Sturdy Records 27 May 2014) is a terrible, heartbreaking, immediate, loose-tense, connect-the-dots-and-see-where-you’ve-got-to-now album. It will push you to drink, then give you cause to despair, then inspire you to anger that extends in all directions and feeds on throbbing bass and desperate drumming. I’m not suicidal; just enlightened in a way I totally did not expect. Picking just one song was an exercise in futility, as there is no filler in the 17 tracks on this CD. In the end I had to choose, and Two Ambulance Day offered itself as a harbinger of what will be. Watch out!
From the blog Life Is One Big Review:
“‘Two Ambulance Day’ is another dose of brilliant post-punk sarcasm. Lead singer Paul Ackroyd’s vocals are impassioned, as always. Ambience gives way to a high energy finish and the track overall leaves you with the overwhelming feeling that the country is going to shit.”

Artist: Matt Woods
Song: Liberty Bell
Album: With Love From Brushy Mountain
Label: Lonely Ones Records
Year: 2014
Submitted By: Adam Dawson: www.TheBrokenJukebox.com
Comments: My submission this month comes from the new Matt Woods record that I can’t stop listening to. Every year there are a few records that really rise above even the great records of that year and With Love From Brushy Mountain is definitely one this year. I chose “Liberty Bell” really because it’s the last track on the album and the last one I listened to today, therefore the lines “My bloodshot eyes can hide about behind these shades and a couple of drinks” are stuck in my head. I could have just as easily sent in any song from the record and been happy with my submission for the month.

Artist: Bobby Charles
Song: Street People
Album: Bobby Charles (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Friend played this LP for me recently. Features the Band, dr. John, others, produced by Robbie Robertson. Laid back Louisiana swamp funk. Reissued recently from > http://lightintheattic.net/releases/1009-bobby-charles

Title: Fire Eyes
Artist: The Entrance Band
Album (2013): Face The Sun
Submitted By: Popa Tunes
Comments: A good friend Mike Newman, former DJ at the defunct East Village Radio started his own label Beyond, Beyond is Beyond last year, with an ear for groovy psych music he is gathering a plethora of tasty bands to the label. If you’re heavy into such music he has a yearly jamscription service that mails every new release on VINYL to your door. There is a free 2014 bandcamp sampler available to indulge in.

Title: My Silver Lining
Artist: First Aid Kit
Album (year): Stay Gold (2014)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: Currently, my favorite song of the year.

Title: Turn The Lights Down Low
Artist: Sarah McLachlan
Album:Shine On (2014)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Don’t worry girls, I haven’t gone soft on you. ooo, er. I don’t usually listen to Sarah, but her latest – about emerging from a period of loss – is tremendous despite the typically tepid Canadian studio work. (One song, Broken Heart, would be an all-time country classic if redone right)

Title: Chicken Hearted
Artist: Roy Orbison
Album (year): The Early Years comp (but released as a single on Sun Records in 1957)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Who doesn’t like Roy Orbison? This is one of my favorite summertime tunes. (It is also very possible that I was inspired to choose this song by my current hunt for new sunglasses)

Title: Memphis In The Meantime
Artist: John Hiatt
Album: Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? (1994)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I was thrilled along with a few thousand others to see John Hiatt live on a recent Saturday night in the big field of an historic horse farm owned by the city of Franklin, TN. A day later it dawned on me it was the second time for me to see Hiatt – with both times in city parks. The first time was in Chattanooga’s Miller Plaza about 25 years ago when only about 300 folks or so attended. I had the opportunity way back then to meet him after the show, and he autographed my copy of Slow Turning. The dude still gets it done.

Title: The Promise
Artist: When in Rome
Album (year): When in Rome (1988)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This one is for those of you too young to remember the original and are now enjoying Sturgill Simpson’s cover. This was one of my favorite songs in high school. Sometimes I miss the 80s. Sigh.

Title: No Roads Here
Artist: Corb Lund
Album (year): Counterfeit Blues (2014)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: My third favorite music act (the first being The Sadies and the second being Neil Young) is releasing a live album on July 1. Most of the songs from this album are from his first two albums (2002′s Five Dollar Bill and 2006′s Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer) which are both, sadly, largely unknown to the American audience. There are two or three new tracks on the album too, and this is one of them.

Title: Happy
Artist: John Fullbright
Album (year): Songs (2014)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: You want sad country songs? I’ll give you sad country songs. This album is brilliant.

Title: The Company Song
Artist: Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Album (year): Dereconstructed (2014)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This may be my album of the year. It’s hands down the rock album of the year. If you can imagine a Southern rock arrow starting from Skynyrd and pointing to the Drive-By Truckers, this arrow now points from the DBT to Lee Bains III, but with a dash of punk on the side. Listen closely to the lyrics. Brilliant.

Title: Anchor Iron
Artist: Fire Mountain
Album: All Dies Down (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer (Farce the Music)
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