Saturday, 25 August 2012
Goodbye Alligator Skin : FRENCH QUARTER : From the album Desert Wasn't Welcome
French Quarter (aka Stephen Steinbrink) are / is from Arizona. His previous albums were released under his own name but on this occasion he got a couple of mates around and they recorded this in three days. Definite Death Cab for Cutie / Modest Mouse influences ...
Who Are You? : KATHRYN CALDER : From the album Bright And Vivid
Canadian singer/songwriter Kathryn Calder already had two EPs and four albums under her belt with Victoria-based indie rockers Immaculate Machine before expanding her public persona as a New Pornographer, one of Canada's best bands. When she was a teenager, Calder discovered that New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman was her long-lost uncle when her mother, who was adopted, discovered that her birth mother was also Newman's mother. Called into the fold on a whim to fill in for co-vocalist Neko Case, who was in the midst of an increasingly explosive solo career, Calder began touring with the group as a vocalist and keyboard player. this is from her second solo album
Street Fighting Sun : BLITZEN TRAPPER : From the album American Goldwing
Time for some heavy rock ... well, what were you expecting from a band called Blitzen Trapper
On this, their sixth studio album, the Portland band dives headfirst into the record collections of its members' teenage years and delivers classic-sounding songs that are part Southern rock, part Southern funk, and part indie rock