First new recordings since 1989, and defintely worth waiting for, from C86 band Close Lobsters , the single Kunstwerk in Spacetime is out now on Shelflife and as a download with addition mixes at eMusic too.
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If you missed the earlier post about The Delines them wrap your ears around this great track from this new band that features the talents of Richmond Fontaine novelist/songwriter Willy Vlautin, Amy Boone (Damnations), Sean Oldham (Richmond Fontaine), Jenny Conlee (Decemberists), Tucker Jackson and Freddy Trujillo.
The band are releasing their debut 7″ single The Oil Rigs at Night which is a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered records out on April 20th for Record Store Day and will be heading over to Ireland and the UK in June.
The Delines Colfax Tour with The Lost Brothers (except 5/6) + Aidan Smith (London/Manchester):
June 2 :: Cyprus Ave, Cork
June 3 :: Errigle Inn, Belfast
June 4 :: Whelans, Dublin
June 5 :: Cleeres, Kilkenny
June 6 :: Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
June 7 :: Roisin Dubh, Galway
June 10 :: The Lexington, London
June 11 :: Railway, Winchester
June 12 :: St. Bonaventures, Bristol
June 13 :: Art Bar (Bullingdon), Oxford
June 14 :: The Maze, Nottingham
June 15 :: The Greystones, Sheffield
June 17 :: Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
June 18 :: Night and Day Cafe, Manchester
June 19 :: Brudnell Social Club, Leeds
June 20 :: Oran Mor, Glasgow
June 21 :: Jumpin Hot Jamboree, Easington Colliery, Newcastle
June 22 :: Palmeria, Brighton
Willy Vlautin, of Richmond Fontaine fame, talks about his latest novel ‘The Free’. Plus…he picks his favourite tracks for Tom to pop on the turntable – LINK
Phoenix, AZ based singer-songwriter Jeremiah Craig’s latest project The Commandeer EP is the first of his releases to be issued on vinyl, the five song release was recorded with local musicians at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Craig (Vocals and Acoustic Guitar) was joined by Travis Lee (Lead Acoustic Guitar), Jake Boucher (Upright Bass) and Jason Ford (Mandolin) cut the EP free of digital enhancements taking advantage of the studios natural acoustics which reflect in the warmth of the recording which is available in digital and on 10″ vinyl, the A-side begins with the songs Benjamin Gunn and Commandeer which take inspiration from Craig’s first meeting with his girlfriend and themes from Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island – for more about the EP you can read an interview with Jeremiah at Ear To The Ground Music.
With the digital content overload that fills the BS inbox these days, and the sometimes disconcerting feeling that many people view music as a disposable commodity it’s always refreshing when artists have the belief in their craft to release their creations on vinyl and present the listener with a tangible and physical connection to the music – you can listen to the EP below buy the EP at Bandcamp.
Have not posted anything with a vinyl / single slant for a while so here’s a trio of recommendations for fans of the 7″.
First up from Burning Condors is their first ever 7” single ‘Love on the Rocks’ / ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ that’s officially released on August 5th – buy it here.
Girl Called Johnny – but it here
Single from Emily Bell’s debut album In Technicolor, buy here.