The wonderful folks at Loose Records are Amazon’s label of the month and this means you can now get hold of there fantastic label sampler which should get you the discerning music lover heading straight to the Loose shop to stock up.
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me
DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles
JIM WHITE – Rambler
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi
JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle
THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See
DAWES – Million Dollar Bill
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing
Loose Records are having a sale, CD albums and their lovely vinyl selections are all on offer including the wonderful 2011 releases from The Felice Bros and Dawes
You can get a free Loose releases sampler in exchange for your email using the widget below or free on CD with any purchase from the shop
1. THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant
2. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me
3. DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles
4. JIM WHITE – Rambler
5. THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi
6. JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle
7. THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See
8. DAWES – Million Dollar Bill
9. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing
Given recent events across the UK and particularly in London writing about independent music may be low down the list of many peoples priorities this week, but stating the obvious this is a music blog and although Beat Surrender has no ‘Mission Statement‘ but part of the blogs ‘job’ is to promote and support great music – the big players don’t need assistance, but Beat Surrender can (I hope) help the independents in some small way, and right now they need some help.
One of the labels affected is Loose who have released recordings for some of my favourite artists and albums including The Felice Brothers, Dawes, The Duke & The King, Danny & The Champions of the World, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Jim White, Mary Lou Lord, Peter Bruntnell, Corb Lund, The Handsome Family and Monkey Swallows the Universe.
Stealing a line from Twitter, whatever is left is now limited edition, so if you’re thinking of parting with any money on music this month please give these guys a go.
In case your a cynic, like me – I’d like to point out I’m in no way affiliated to the label or indeed any that appear on Beat Surrender, merely a fan and a very satisfied customer.
Dawes second album Nothing is Wrong is out on Loose Records in the UK on August 22nd and I highly recommend you seek it out as it’s one of the best albums I’ve had the pleasure of listening to so far this year, from first listen it caused an instant involuntary reaction in my zygomatic major and orbicularis oculi muscles that I couldn’t wipe from my face for the duration of the record.
The album is a homage to the best of the Laurel Canyon sound but by no means is it simply an exercise in nostalgic coveting of the legendary brand of California music, wonderfully melodic and adorned with some sweet sounding guitar and the sibling harmonies of Taylor Goldsmith (vocals/guitar) and brother Griffin(drums) it’s an irresistible mix of the past and present that flows seamlessly start to end, deciding what track to share is always an exercise in procrastination for me on albums of this quality, a better pair of openers for an album you couldn’t not wish for, here’s track two, you can listen to the equally fantastic lead track at the bands Facebook page.
After the success of their début North Hills (2009) the band toured heavily and later songsmith Taylor Goldsmith took time out from the band for a brief period to brief to record with John McCauley of Deer Tick and Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit as Middle Brother whose self-titled album is another keeper I’d recommend.