Nuggets 288 – troubadours 11

Here’s a mix of darker songs with chinks of light. Fittingly the late Mr Cohen is on the cover.

Dallas Silver Jews Natural Bridge

Big fan of David Berman. Like Leonard Cohen he is a poet first and a reluctant performer.

The Harder They Come (Good Danny’s) Jimmy Cliff Good Danny’s 7/30/2012

Part-Monster Piano Magic Part Monster

Sixteen Amen Dunes Love

Can’t find good vid of this song so here’s another off the same album. It would be grand if he came to NZ.

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La Chaleur Bertrand Belin Hypernuit

So French.

Tangerine (Daytrotter Studio) First Aid Kit Daytrotter Studio 8/9/2010

https://youtu.be/KnAfvfzLATU

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Fat Chance Little Wings Explains

Love Kyle Field‘s voice.

Between the Bars Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith

Anything by Jessica Lea Mayfield is worth a listen and this is a great collaboration.

Not One Bit Ashamed King Creosote KC Rules OK

KC Rules OK from 2006 is a fav album.

Clouds Beyond Damien Jurado Maraqopa – Red 7″

Wrong video, but this will give you the vibe.

More at his Bandcamp page.

By Now Little Wings Explains

A Postcard To Nina Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala

A funny story by Mr Lekman.

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Not Enough J Mascis Several Shades Of Why

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Imagining My Man Aldous Harding Party

What presence. You will need to buy the Party CD, but her first album is online and can be purchased for just $9 here:

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Seven Years Of Letters The Twilight Sad Acoustic EP

Making being miserable fun again. All their music (apart from this album) is on their bandcamp page.

Trisha Please Come Home Advance Base Nephew in the Wild

He will always be Casiotone for the Painfully Alone to me.

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In The Dark Places PJ Harvey Let England Shake

Darkness Leonard Cohen Old Ideas

Until I Find You Doug Paisley & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Internet Single

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Sax Rohmer #1 The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride

Still haven’t managed to catch Mr Darnielle and friends live. One day.


Nuggets 226a – Thrashy

Nuggets 226a - thrashy

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Nuggets+226a+Thrashy/91787054

 

Live thrash is good. Until someone thrashy comes to town worth hearing  (T54 ?) this mix will have to do.

The Thermal’s new album continues their old testament crime and punishment theme.  Katie Crutchfield from P.S Eliott shows why screaming in tune is so rewarding, and F***ed Up show us just how much breath you need to sing in a hard core punk band (though eclipsed by Jon Chang of Hayaino Daisuki who has an extraordinary ability to keep the screaming going).

I am really enjoying the Milk Music album (at long last), the latest from The Thermals and GRMLN.

Videos below, including, if I can get my act together, my lame effort from SXSW 2012 showing me heading into the Twilight Sad after eating too many burritos, crashing The Guards and catching a ride on a pedicab (a bike taxi) to see Built to Spill. Crank up the quality and enjoy it in hi-res.

PS, I applaud the photographer who persevered and filmed the F***ed Up clip below amid total chaos, bravo. This band I must see live.

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