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18-05-2013: Track Sons Of The East - Hold On

Being used to be working on a Saturday, it is always a special day when I do have the day off. I get up early in the morning, drink a lot of coffee, read through the newspaper and all the extras of a Saturday edition & listen to a lot of new music I've received over the week.

The new Lotte Kestner is a beauty, I've finally streamed the debut album by Bleached called Ride Your Heart, which sounds really good at first spin. And I listened to the Australian answer to Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers: Sons Of The East.

"Hold On" is their first single and their debut album is due somewhere in the near future. They sound much like Mumford & Sons, it is not the most original thing in the world of music these days as the up-tempo indiefolk is becoming more popular every day, but fuck it. This just sounds really good and is best enjoyed loud, singing a long with a cold beer in your hand. Which is exactly what I'll be doing later this fine, long Saturday. Enjoy the song, enjoy your weekend!

17-05-2013: Must-Have of the Month Filardo - Enter The Edit Suite

My new favorite album is this a re-release of a tape that was recorded and released back in 2011. The re-release is just a few weeks old (and in honour of the 50th release from record company holypage) and I'm completely hooked on it ever since I first heard it.

It reminds me of the 60s a lot, mainly of how it makes me feel. And yes, I am aware that I was born in the 80s. But my father had me listening to a lot of music from the 60s and this album has the same vibe. I'm pretty sure my dad will enjoy this album a lot too.

Nice little danceable intermission here. Cute and cool in one song, it is possible.

With this album, it truly always is a good time. Great re-release. Great album. And a perfect first album for a new little sort-of category I'll be introducing soon (or now, depends on how you look at it): The Must-Have Of The Month.

There you have it!

16-05-2013: Track Mike Mains & The Branches - Noises

I can relate to the lyrics and it's a great rocksong. Mike Mains rules!

16-05-2013: Track Sam Billen - A Light Went On

Midnight music with a scent of one of my musical heroes Eels. Sam Billen released Places last year and it's a perfect midnight record. A Light Went On is one of my favorite songs on the album, but the entire record is a beauty. Check it at

13-05-2013: Monday Morning Kick-Off Generationals - Spinoza

Last month Generationals released their new album Heza. They day before I celebrated my birthday and received (among other cool things) a book about Spinoza. This morning I'm enjoying both with a cup of coffee. If the rest of the week is as relaxing and inspiring as this moment, this is gonna be a great week. I hope you have one too!

10-05-2013: Track Diane Birch - Fire Escape

9 weeks untill the North Sea Jazz Festival and the countdown continues with a little bit of soul from this 2009-release by singer-songwriter Diane Birch. It has nothing really exciting going for it, but I can't get enough of this song. If she were to play the North Sea Jazz Festival (she isn't, like just about everyone I'll be featuring on this so-called NSJ-preview), I would definately be on 1st row!

09-05-2013: Album Mark Martyre - Down, Record

Today started out completely fucked up. I woke up early due to a co-worker calling in sick, just dropped my freshly baked breakfast on the floor and I'm all out of coffee. Don't you just hate those things? Good thing there's always great music to make me feel better. Enter: Mark Martyre. I guess tomorrow, is another day.

Mark Martyre shared has latest album with me a few months ago, and now that I've spend the last 3 months falling slowly in love with it, it's time for you to enjoy it too. And hopefully fall in love like I did.

Singer-songwriter Mark has recorded an album with 10 great songs. While browsing to select the songs I wanted to use here I ended up listening over and over again to the entire album. I couldn't decide which fine tunes to implement. I ended with these three, but basically, you should listen to the entire album. It's a beauty!

07-05-2013: Track Will Johnson - The Big Game is Every Night

Haunting blues song from a great collection of songs called Weary Engine Blues - Crossroads. Loaded with great songs like this.

03-05-2013: Track John Raymond Project - The Rock

It is 10 weeks untill the start of the finest festival of the year, the North Sea Jazz Festival. So to celebrate we're slowly getting closer to what is every year one of my personal highlights, here's a great tune by the John Raymond Project, who is unfortunately not playing at the festival this year. John Raymond is a young and talented musician who released his debut album Strengh & Song with the John Raymond Project last year. The album received great reviews and I can understand completely why. Be sure to check out the entire album, if you like this one track, just click the album cover above.
10 more weeks people! 10 more weeks!!

02-05-2013: Track Sheppard - Let Me Down Easy

Just a day old, but this track is irresistible. Sunny. Fun. Danceable as fuck. Good stuff from Australian 6-piece Sheppard.

30-04-2013: Album Alex Culbreth & The Dead Country Stars - Heart In A Mason Jar

Today my country will be drunk. In an hour the Queen will officially resign, followed by the Prince accepting his new job as the King of our little country. You may have read about it. It is a great party and I expect to celebrate it with a few beers, good friends & great music. To get myself in the mood I played this album by Alex Culbreth & The Dead Country Stars this morning over coffee and today's newspaper. Great way to start any new day, even if there's no new King at the end of it.

Alex Culbreth is the male half of The Parlor Soldiers and with his Dead Country Stars he's recorded a modern alt-country album with great up-tempo songs that make you wanna dance and beautiful slow intense songs making you stare into the great white desert with nothing on your mind.

This album has been on heavy rotation for months now, as it was released back in December already and it's a great record from start to finish. Closing track "By & By" is a fine, somewhat slow song with a positive vibe to it. Singing along and dancing is highly recommended. And when it's done, playback is just a mouse-click away.

Great. Fucking. Record.

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