DC-based These United States have recently prepared their 4th studio album in the last 2 1/2 years. I like that pace. What Lasts has been called a darker writing effort than previous TUS albums – lead man Jesse Elliott wrote the album in 2009 following a near-death experience on Lake Michigan. The album is appropriately named, too. The title track was the only song from the album to survive a laptop theft in which Elliott lost some 300 demos. Below, check out the tracklist , download the first single, and check out some photos from a TUS show I attended last month in Austin:
What Lasts (out 7/20/10)
1. Nobody Can Tell
2. Dug Him in the Dirt
3. One You Believe
4. The Great Rivers
5. Just This
6. Life&Death She&I
7. Ever Make You Mine
8. What Do You Want with My Heart?
9. What Lasts
10. Water & Wheat
Posted by Payton | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-08-2010
The boys from Deer Tick drop their 3rd full-length album today, June 8th. You can pick it up digitally at Amazon for only $3.99 – TODAY ONLY. Here’s a track that caught my attention the first listen through:
Posted by Payton | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-04-2010
Samantha Crain and her Midnight Shivers are set to release their 2nd full-length album in just four short days. From the songs I’ve heard from You (Understood), Samantha seems to be continuing on a path to folk stardom. Her undoubtedly unique voice is further aided by friendly melodies and an ever-improving backing band. You (Understood) is easily the most polished sound to come from the Oklahoma youngster yet, and already leaves me wanting more. Get a track below and then check out another in the video.
You (Understood) -- Ramseur Records, 6.8.2010
4. We Are the Same
5. Religious Wind
6. Holdin' That Wheel
7. Up On The Table
8. Sante Fe
Your options are: Digital Download – $7.99, CD + Digital – $9.99
You can also pick up Samantha’s entire catalog in Digital format for only $19.99
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