Random Friday ∞ Reason To Be Excited

artwork: Miles Johnson

artwork: Miles Johnson


News broke yesterday about a Tim Hardin tribute album. Comes out digitally February 12th, and physically February 26th on Full Time Hobby. Tim was an extremely influential singer-songwriter. One of those cats from the 60s that you may not know of but have heard his songs. Check the track list below. It’s a who’s who of indie rock.

Listen to Mark Lanegan’s “Red Balloon” (via SoundCloud)

Track List:
1. The Phoenix Foundation – Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep
2. The Sand Band – Reason To Believe
3. Mark Lanegan – Red Balloon
4. Diagrams – Part Of The Wind
5. The Magnetic North – It’s Hard To Believe In Love For Long
6. Alela Diane – How Can We Hang On To A Dream
7. Snorri Helgason – Misty Roses
8. Sarabeth Tucek – If I Knew
9. Okkervil River – It’ll Never Happen Again
10. Smoke Fairies – If I Were A Carpenter
11. Gavin Clark – Shiloh Town
12. Hannah Peel – Lenny’s Tune
13. Pinkunoizu – I Can’t Slow Down

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Random Friday ∞ Beautiful In Many Ways

This came out a while ago. But it’s worth revisiting this time of year. Let’s quick studying war this holiday season.

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Random Friday ∞ Powerful Tune

Heard this song this AM. Pretty amazing. Brought me to tears.

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Random Friday ∞ Wake Up To Wake Owl


Wake Owl is an up-and-coming indie singer-writer. Perfect song with a November morning.

Listen via SoundCloud:

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Date Appropriate Songs

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Random Friday ∞ Super-Duper Catchup Post


I promised this awhile ago…

Wild Belle is a trending boy/girl band that makes some crazy psychedelic videos.

Dom La Nena is a Brazilian cellist & vocalist – her album drops January 2013. Sure to be a winner if you dig Brazilian music, which I do.

Pearl and the Beard are hitting the road with Late Greats favorite Ani DiFranco!
Go:
* = Headlining
# = w/ Ani DiFranco
@ = w/ You Wont
^ = w/ Lucius and You Won’t
10/06: Toronto, CA @ The Great Hall, 8pm *
10/13: Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger, 8pm *
10/15: Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Tap Room, 8pm *
10/16: Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
10/17: Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter, 7pm *
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Five Spot, 8pm *
10/19: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle, 8pm *
10/20: Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall, 7pm *
11/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club, 8pm #
11/11: Glenside, PA @ The Keswick Theatre, 7:30pm #
11/13: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre #
11/14: Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall, 8pm #
11/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8pm #
11/17: New York, NY @ Town Hall, 8pm #
11/29: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 8pm @
11/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s, 8pm @
12/2: Portland, ME @ Space Gallery, 8pm ^
12/4: Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa, 7pm @
12/5: S Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground, 7pm ^
12/6: New Haven, CT @ Café Nine^
12/7: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs, 8pm @
12/8: Providence, RI @ Fete, 9pm ^

Listen:

Another Late Greats Fave – Eleni Mandell – has a new video for an album inspired by becoming a mother. She is also on Tour with Nick Lowe!

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My Favorite Song This Week


Pretty exciting news came out yesterday: Lord Huron’s debut album “LONESOME DREAMS” comes out next Tuesday. From now until then, you can hear the whole thing at NPR. Check out the intense video below. This album will end up on my best of 2012 list!

Lonesome Dreams:
1. Ends Of The Earth
2. Time To Run
3. Lonesome Dreams
4. The Ghost On The Shore
5. She Lit A Fire
6. I Will Be Back One Day
7. The Man Who Lives Forever
8. Lullaby
9. Brother (Last Ride)
10. In The Wind

Tour dates:

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Random Friday ∞ Balmorhea


Balmorhea are kind of a folk version of Explosions In The Sky. They have a new album coming out Tuesday. Listen below and pick up the album 10.2. That’s on order. This is perfect October music.

Listen:

Watch:

Masollan from Balmorhea on Vimeo.

See live:
SEPTEMBER
28 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Stranger Release Show)
29 – Dallas, TX – Church of the Incarnation

OCTOBER
01 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
02 – New Orleans, LA – Café Istanbul
03 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
04 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Synagogue
07 – Philadelphia, PA – Jonny Brendas
08 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
09 – Boston, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
10 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
12 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
13 – South Bend, IN – Subkirke
14 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
15 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
17 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
18 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
19 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
21 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
22 – Casper, WY – Durham Hall- Casper College
25 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
26 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
29 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
31 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room

NOVEMBER
04 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

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