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Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 19, 2009 Scott Foley

Well, as of right now I'm resenting the fact that Blogger:
1) can't understand when I want to suppress bold text, and
2) has temporarily disappeared my posts for the last few months ...

... but more the latter than the former.


Well, assuming that my 20 minutes of work posting this morning's Episode won't be wasted, I'll go ahead and do that.

Another week for quality new music, including the eagerly-awaited Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, and a woman sporting the Worst Band Name Of the Year (so far): Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays. Reminds me of a Facebook update: "Glenn is enjoying peaches". That's what I'll call my band: Scott Foley and Glenn Is Enjoying Peaches. Rekindles my concern for the day when we run out of band names and have to update the old ones. Colorado Beatles anyone?

Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell, "Prairie In the Sky" One To the Heart One To the Head (Frontera, 08)
* Greg Trooper, "Dream Away the Blues" Make It Through This World (Sugar Hill, 05)
* Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, "I Know a Bird" You Don't Have To Like Them Both (Red Beet, 08)
* Calexico, "Crystal Frontier" Even My Sure Things Fall Through (Quarterstick, 98)
* Jeffrey Foucault, "He Was In Heaven Before He Died" Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes (Signature Sounds, 09)
* Stephanie Chapman, "Train Of Love" This Song Is To You (Pain In the Art, 08)
* Rosanne Cash, "Burn Down This Town" Black Cadillac (Capitol, 06)
* Deep Dark Woods, "Farewell" Winter Hours (Black Hen, 09)
* The Believers, "Railroad Spikes & Shotgun Shells" Crashyertown (Bona Fide, 05)
* Neko Case, "People Got a Lot Of Nerve" Middle Cyclone (Anti, 09)
* Buddy & Julie Miller w/Emmylou Harris, "Selfishness Of Man" Written In Chalk (New West, 09)
* Two Cow Garage, "Come Back To Shelby" III (Shelterhouse, 07)
* Justin Townes Earle, "Dirty Rag / Can't Hardly Wait" Midnight At the Movies (Bloodshot, 09)
* William Elliott Whitmore, "Hard Times" Animals In the Dark (Anti, 09)
* Butch Hancock & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
, "If You Were A Bluebird" Own & Own (Sugar Hill, 91)
* Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays
, "Austin I Made a Mess" Sweetheart Keep Your Chin Up (Little Sandwich, 09)
* M Ward
, "One Hundred Million Years" Hold Time
* Trampled By Turtles
, "November" Duluth (Banjodad, 08)
* Deep Vibration
, "Oklahoma City Woman Blues" Veracruz (Dualtone, 08)
* Solomon Burke
, "That's How I Got To Memphis" Nashville (Shout Factory, 06)
* Resentments
, "Roselight" Roselight (Freedom, 08)
* Blue Rodeo
, "Losing You (live)" Blue Road (Warner, 09)
* Blitzen Trapper
, "God & Suicide (live)" Live Session (iTunes, 09)
* Sarah Borges
, "Yesterday's Love" Stars Are Out (Sugar Hill, 09)
* Gurf Morlix
, "Walkin' To New Orleans" Last Exit To Happyland (self, 09)
* Samantha Crain & Midnight Shivers
, "Devils In Boston" Songs In the Night (Ramseur, 09)
* Jim White
, "Jim 3:16" Funny Little Cross To Bear (Luaka Bop, 09)



Shotgun Majors said...

I didn't get The Deep Dark Woods new disk and I haven't been able to listen to your show. I liked their last CD, what's your opinion of this new one?

I also never got your opinion of The Deep Vibration? It seems to be getting panned by the critics I read yet I absoltuely love the EP. I see you're playing it... is that an endorsement?


Scott Foley said...

I received the DDW CD from the band itself, and find it an effective cross between, say, The Band and Fleet Foxes. A wide stride forward from their last disc.

I first previewed an advance copy of the Deep Vibration late last year, and was unimpressed enough to just set it aside (despite the fact that Dualtone can do some good stuff). I only dug it up again on your recommendation, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I like the singer's vocals, and the messy way they have with a song. Not huge on the Gillian Welch-assisted tune, but figured it's as good a starting place as any, so ...