“Raucous Folk-Americana with dark foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad”
The guys at Clubhouse Records have an ear for the very best of UK Americana and they’ve come up trumps again releasing Little Copper Still the new album from London-based four-piece The Cedars.
Ten of the albums baker’s dozen tracks (there’s a hidden extra on the CD) were recorded and produced on the other side of the ‘The Pond’ in California with Grammy winning producer Ian Brennan whose previous credits include Peter Case and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, a pair of the tracks including the featured one below were recorded in the bands home city, though recorded mainly in the US the album manages to retain a certain ‘Britishness’ that results in a more authentic sound – if that sounds at odds with itself you’ll have to listen the whole album to appreciate what I mean, the . . . → Read More: The Cedars – Little Copper Still
Okay one more post and I’ll give up on the lists.
Here are some great books (music related) that have stimulated , fascinated and educated in 2012.
In a musical world often pre-occupied with digital perfection, faux beauty and false gloss there are beacons of authenticity that shine with their honesty, live recordings have always being difficult to to pull off, striving for the balance between the raw experience and clarity of sound and production is not a simple task to get right, the solution recording in front of studio audience in a carefully chosen venue with a skilled recording engineer that we are talking about today manages to do it – and do it very well indeed.
Coty Hogue – Pretty Bird
Born in the big sky state of Montana’s Coty Hogue now resides in Bellingham WA, her album When We Get To Shore was recorded at Empty Sea Studios a restored Craftsman house in Seattle a venue specialising in acoustic music, for the recorded performance she is joined by fellow Bellingham musicians Aaron Guest . . . → Read More: Coty Hogue – When We Get To Shore
The folks at wiaiwya are offering their indie boss tribute album PLAY SOME POOL, SKIP SOME SCHOOL, ACT REAL COOL with a 30% discount to celebrate the release of the new SPRINGSTEEN album Wrecking Ball.
Simply click buy on the Bandcamp widget and enter the discount code wrecking_ball when asked
The album features 38 covers, including exclusive tracks from the WAVE PICTURES, ALLO DARLIN, DARREN HAYMAN and HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS… there is even a fiddle solo from DOUG YULE