Justin Townes Earle
Nothings Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou
La Ferme De Fontenaille
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies
Let the Bloody Moon Rise
First Aid Kit
The Lion’s Roar
Alternative / Indie
Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of your Fist
Late Night Lover
Vanessa Peters – Homepage – Beat Surrender
American Aquarium – Homepage – Beat Surrender
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new album from American Aquarium and was an early sign-up to the bands Kickstarter campaign that launched back in November of last year, the album officially gets released on August 28th but I’ve being lucky enough to get a heads-up copy from the bands PR folks and I can report back it’s a real killer release and is bound to figure on the end-of-year best-of lists.
Those familiar with some of the bands earlier releases, all of which I heartily recommend (but if you have to pick one go for Dances for the Lonely) will know the band can mix it with the very best alt-country barroom bands, on this release though they distil the passion and pain, love, loss, the highs, the lows and in-betweens (tenuous link) of a band living the rock ‘n’ roll dream at the dark end of the street.
. . . → Read More: American Aquarium – Burn.Flicker.Die
After another fantastic year of music it’s time to turn my attention to 2012, here’s a few that I’m looking forward to.
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur Lucero – to be announced Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes Franz Nicolay – Do the Struggle Ellen & The Escapades – to be announced Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral Sharon Van Etten – Tramp The Lemonheads Hotel Sessions The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know Damien Jurado – Maraqopa Bruce Springsteen – to be announced Gaslight Anthem – to be announced Woody Guthrie Project – Jay Farrar,Anders Parker,Will Johnson and Jim James Vanessa Peters – to be announced The Arlenes – to be announced Sons of Bill – to be announced American Aquarium – Burn Flicker Die Wrinkle Neck Mules – Apprentice to Ghosts . . . → Read More: Looking forward to 2012
1 David Gray – Say Hello Wave Goodbye (buy) 2 The Blazing Zoos – Do You Have A Sister (buy) 3 The Broken Family Band – You Broke My Fucking Heart (buy) 4 Lauren Pritchard – Painkillers (buy) 5 Elvis Costello – Good Year for the Roses (buy) 6 Ryan Adams – Dear Chicago (buy) 7 Lucinda Williams – Cold, Cold Heart (buy) 8 Steve Dawson – Today She Found The Way To Break My Heart (buy) 9 Glasvegas – Fuck You, It’s over (buy) 10 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way (buy) 11 Lacy J Dalton – Your Cheatin’ Heart (buy) 12 Z.Z. Hill – You Just Cheat And Lie (buy) 13 Iris Dement – God May Forgive You (But I Won’t) (buy) 14 American Aquarium – I Hope He Breaks Your Heart (buy) 15 Kathleen Edwards – Asking for Flowers (buy) . . . → Read More: Loves Hurts – An Alternate Valentine