Posted by Payton | Posted in one liner | Posted on 08-25-2008
Tagged Under : band of horses
So this title has nothing to do with the lyrics – nor does it make sense. But i like this picture. And this song. It perfectly captures the band’s cosmic sound.
Buy The Band of Horses‘ first album.
Here’s a fun little song for your Monday.
Hayes co-wrote this one with his pal Ray Wylie. RWH’s influence is unmistakeably present, down to the unusual percussion – drumstick inside a tin can?
Hayes defends his love of fried chicken and explains his apathy toward the weather. Meanwhile, there’s a chicken playin‘ a solo.
Throughout this whole artist spotlight thing, i haven’t mentioned anything about what Ryan is presently up to. That’s mainly because since Follow The Lights dropped in October of ‘07, nothing else has surfaced. That is, if you don’t count the off-the-wall videos and ramblings posted to his retired, then resurrected blog, Foggy. There have been rumors, though. Among them:
Judging from his track-record and fondness for the outlandish, these rumors are most likely not true. But one confirmed story is that, beginning next week, Ryan and The Cardinals (now composed of Neal, Chris Feinstein, Jon Graboff, and Brad Pemberton) will accompany Oasis for a short tour:
8/27/08: Vancouver, BC – GM Place
8/29/08: Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
8/30/08: Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
9/01/08: Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
9/04/08: Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Palace
9/05/08: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/09/08: London, ON – John LaBatt Center
And then there’s that story that was vomited up from the bowels of Courtney Love.
Judging from his track-record and fondness for the outlandish, these rumors are most likely not true. But one confirmed story is that, beginning next week, Ryan and The Cardinals (now composed of Neal, Chris Feinstein, Jon Graboff, and Brad Pemberton) will accompany Oasis for a short tour:8/26/08: Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
For most folks, a year with no new material is standard, but Ryan has set the bar so high that it’s hard to overlook. We’ll try not to hold it against you, Ryan.
1 Wild Flowers
2 Perfect And True
3 Tell It To My Heart
4 She Wants To Play Hearts
6 Famous Eyes
7 Touch Feel And Lose
9 La Cienega Just Smiled
10 For No One
Check out the rest of my Ryan Adams Spotlight:
1 You Don’t Know Me
2 Bow To The Sad Lady (Mara Lisa)
3 Off Broadway
4 Cracks In A Photograph
5 I’m Waiting
6 Cry On Demand
7 Miss Sunflower
8 Just Saying Hi (Answering Bell)
9 My California Love
10 Idiots Rule The World
11 Dear Chicago
1. Took Me Long Enough: Whiskeytown
4. Exile on Franklin Street
5. The Destroyer Sessions
6. Whiskeytown: The Missing Bridge
7. The Pinkheart sessions (1)
Check out the rest of my Ryan Adams Spotlight:
Rain, as well as many of mother nature’s offerings, have been the subject of (or influence for) a plethora of songs. Dark clouds, thunder, lightning, and being forced to remain indoors can bring out the sadness in some and helps to create those somber songs.
Often used as a metaphor for the cleansing of the soul, rain songs can also be uplifting, despite the gloominess the rain might bring. You can find some hope in a storm if you look forward to the fresh skies that will follow.
The Jayhawks – Save it for a Rainy Day
buy Rainy Day Music (2003)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
buy Pendulum (1970)
James McMurtry – Walk Between the Raindrops
buy Walk Between the Raindrops (1998)
Jerry Jeff Walker – Hill Country Rain
buy Hill Country Rain (1992)
i’ve got an even better of mix of storm songs that i created as a mixtape when a hurricane was on its way here a few years ago. The next time one rolls through i’ll try to post it.
Samantha Crain is the newest addition to the stellar lineup that Ramseur Records is amassing. Ramseur reached even farther West this time – all the way to rustic Shawnee, OK. Samantha is just 21, but writes and sings with the conviction of an old-soul. Maybe it’s the Choctaw heritage or maybe it’s that long line of Oklahoma folkies that precede her, but Samantha’s tales of sorrow, tinged with lighthearted spunk, feel as dust-worn as any Woody Guthrie or Bob Childers song.
Along with her band, The Midnight Shivers, Samantha self-produced and self-released The Confiscation EP. Ramseur stumbled upon the burgeoning folk band and decided to re-release the EP on July 22nd of this year. Buy it.
i found Samantha and her music on Hear Ya Indie Music Blog. Much like Daytrotter, they feature exclusive live-in-studio tracks from indie artists. The sound is great and, especially in the case of The Midnight Shivers, the cuts seem as polished as album tracks. Check out Samantha’s session.
Traipsin’ Through The Aisles (HearYa Live Session)
From Where Come You Division? (HearYa Live Session)
In Smithereens, the Search for Affinity (Confiscation EP)
Beloved, We Have Expired (Confiscation EP)
great titles, huh?
check out Introducing Samantha Crain (YouTube)