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24-06-2014: Track Bridie Jackson & The Arbour - We Talked Again

Usually don't post videos for songs that have already been on the blog, but I'll gladly make an exception for Plug in, Baby!-sweethearts Bridie Jackson & The Arbour's video for "We Talked Again". Released about a month ago, pretty much around the time their beautiful second album New Skin was released. We'll get to that later, first have a look at this dramatic video and listen to the beautiful voices of one of the finest music revelations in years.

22-06-2014: Album John Moreland - In The Throes

This record is a little over a year old, but it's such a beauty it still deserves attention from us music lovers. John Moreland is singer-songwriter from Oklahoma who plays almost all instruments on this pure and warm americana folk record. This record is said to be his finest so far, I haven't listened to his previous recordings yet, but In The Throes is a beauty.

His slow sanded voice reminds of Bruce Springsteen. The slow, depressing songs ("Break My Heart Sweetly") have that old country-based broken-hearts theme. But there's also a lot of humor hidden inside of his music, John doesn't take himself too serious, it seems. "Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore" is a great song with an amazing short story inside. Both funny and a little dramatic.

In The Troes is a beautiful record. Stop reading, I'll stop typing anyway, and enjoy the record.
Favorite tracks: Blacklist, Break My Heart Sweetly, Gospel.

19-06-2014: Track Sage Francis - Vonnegut Busy

From Sage Francis' recently released new record Copper Gone, this is such a great hiphop track. Addictive as fuck!

16-06-2014: West 37 Matthew de Zoete

The sign says it all: On July 7, 2014 Canadian singer-songwriter Matthew de Zoete will play a live performance right here in this beautiful city called Hoorn. Later this week he will start a 3 week tour through the Netherlands and he will probably be ending his trip with a concert in Hoorn. I am extremely happy to invite him over and I secretly hope to make a series out of this, but we'll see how this goes before we plan ahead. Check out his latest record Colour Film from 2012 below.

So 3 weeks from now there is a great musician coming to play his beautiful tunes. Wanna be there? Shoot me an email via Jeroen[AT] and I'll put you on the list. Of course Matthew needs basic things like food, drinks and a place to sleep, so there will be a little entrance fee of € 10. It's a small living room, so please email me if you would like to attend!

The Facts:

Matthew de Zoete live
Date: 7-7-2014
Time: 20:00
Location: West 37, Hoorn
Entrance: € 10

16-06-2014: Track CANINE - Laughing

Can't seem to find anything about the artist or band behind this song, but it's been on their empty soundcloud-page for a month now and it's great. And in the end, that's all that matters.

13-06-2014: Track The Feel Bad Hit of the Winter - Mind The Monsters

An nice rocktrack that has me headbangin' every morning 3 days in a row now. Perfect noise for waking up.

10-06-2014: MixTape Well-Played 004: Wild Love

New MixTape, it's about fucking time! Most of these songs were unknown to me 48 hours ago, but I've listened to all of them at least a dozen times in this short period of time. Together with at least 15 more songs that were found in my overloaded inbox. I started deleting and saving songs and eventually decided to add these 7 songs together for a new MixTape: Wild Love.

'Feel Just Fine' by Dutch band Velvvet is such a great, addictive track. It makes me feel just fine (sorry, couldn't resist).

I have received several Ten Ton Man-songs over the last few months, but this is the 1st one that really stuck with me from the very 1st second. Great song.

'Swallow The Rival' is such a great song title it's no surprise the song itself is cool as fuck too. The Tablets have written a beautifully haunting song.

Ignore the video, Cold Comfort's 'When Love Grew Wild' is a great and powerfull song.

'The Virus In' by Broadwing is not really a very special song, but it's addictive in a way. The chorus just got stuck in my head this morning and I've been singing it all day at work..

The new Fitness Club Fiasco-track is called 'Hades', I haven't figured out the link between the title and the lyrics, but the song is a beauty!

Another one of my new favorite bands that have released a new song, 'Infant Hercules' by Cattle & Cane was released a little over 24 hours ago, but it's such a fine song.

Basically, there's just 7 beautiful pieces of music here. The 2 line-descriptions are all alike, but I prefer you listen rather than you read. Replay all? Yes please! (yeah, you really just have to click on all the videos yourself one after the other. Sorry about that, I'll put making a decent player or making a YT-playlist on my extensive to-do-list).

09-06-2014: Track Kings of Lowertown - Blues Haul

Despite it being somewhat of a Sunday, it is also still just Monday morning, so we'll kick off this week with a brand new track by Kings of Lowertown called Blues Haul.
Have a great week!

04-06-2014: Must-Have of the Month Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye

The new Must-Have of the Month record is not just a Must-Hear and Must-Have, it is also one of the Finest Records of 2014. The new Must-Have format (although that sounds pretentious as fuck) is me asking you kindly to take an hour of your busy day and sit down with this record. At least once this month, as it is my personal suggestion should you decide on buying just one record this month. I guarantee you, you'll want this.

A Long Goodbye is the best thing that happened to music since Grandaddy and the Fleet Foxes. Huge shoes to fill, but Busman's Holiday make it sound so easy to be great. They tell great little stories of everyday life and connect 2 songs together with the storyline, despite both songs having a completely different sound. On the vinyl version even better displayed by ending side A with "Alone" and kicking off side B with "Not Alone". The stories are definately connected, but the songs are completely different, yet equally addictive.

Because the main theme on this record is addiction. Not in a bad form, but in the best possible form I've heard in ages. The record itself is the addiction. Each song is a beauty of its own, but in the end, this album is definately best heard from start to finish. While doing the dishes, or laundry, or cleaning your pet's litter box. Or just doing nothing. The lyrics hit me the hardest when I was sitting by the water recently, looking at the calm water, the birds fighting over a dead fish and Lewis and Addison Rogers crafting their brilliant songs. The music easily takes me away from whatever I'm doing at any given time. I've already decided not to play this record while I'm having a date over at my place, I might end up ignoring her..

This album was love at first sight, and the more time we've spent together, the stronger the love has gotten. Give it a spin, maybe a few more, but you'll eventually fall in love with it. I guarantee it.

Beautiful. Fucking. Record.

03-06-2014: Track Suzy Blu - Blu (live)

Addictive. As Fuck. Suzy Blu.

01-06-2014: Track Tom Rosenthal - Worries

A nice relaxing Sunday morning tune by Tom Rosenthal, take it easy today, my friends.

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