Wooden Wand – Uneasy Peace

More From Wooden Wand's Farmer's Corner

Wooden Wand hits the road on the back of his recent album Farmer’s Corner, another outstanding release, which came out in May on Fire Records. For most of these shows, he’ll be headlinging and playing solo, performing songs from the new album as well as from his extensive back catalogue. He has also announced a couple of shows with Jolie Holland, one is a sold out date at The Water Rats in London on 25 September and the other is at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester the day before.

Listen to the excellent Uneasy Peace from the album and then buy a ticket for one of the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

September 11th – UK, LONDON, FIRE SHOWCASE (with The Saints and Sterling Roswell)
September 12th – PT, VALADA, REVERENCE FESTIVAL
September 13th – SP, SANTIAGO COMPOSTELA, WORKONSUNDAY
September 14th – PT, VILA REAL, COVILHETE NA MAO
September 15th – PT, PORTO, PASSOS MANUEL
September 16th – PT, COIMBRA, SALAO BRASIL
September 17th – FR, PARIS, POINT EPHEMERE
September 18th – NL, DEN HAAG, PAARD VON TROJE
September 20th – NL, TILBURG, INCUBATE FESTIVAL
September 22th – DE, MUNCHEN, GLOCKENBACHWERKSTATT
September 24th – UK, MANCHESTER, SOUP KITCHEN (with Jolie Holland)
September 25th – UK, LONDON, WATER RATS (with Jolie Holland)
September 26th – UK, WINCHESTER, THE RAILWAY
September 27th – UK, HEBDEN BRIDGE, MASONIC HALL
September 28th – UK, GLASGOW, BROADCAST
September 29th – IE, DUBLIN, WORKMAN’S CLUB
September 30th – IE, CORK, BLACK DOG SALOON & MEZCALARIA
October 2nd – IE, LIMERICK, KASBAH SOCIAL CLUB
October 3rd – NL, UTRECHT, DB’S
October 4th – BE, GHENT, VOORUIT

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Terry Malts – Don’t
2. Grass House – All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers cover)
3. We Were Promised Jetpacks – I Keep It Composed
4. Vashti Bunyan – Holy Smoke
5. Ming City Rockers – Get Outta Your Head
6. Real Estate – Paper Dolls (Nerves cover)
7. Blood Sister – Paralysis

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Split 7″ from Cass McCombs And Meat Puppets

Split 7" From Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets

To mark their upcoming tour together, Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets have announced the release of a split 7-inch single.

Comprising of four tracks – two originals by McCombs and two covers from Meat Puppets who take on Cathy’s Clown by the Everly Brothers and Texas Tornados’ (Hey Baby) Que Paso.

Listen to the brilliant funky folk of McCombs’ Night Of The World and the rollicking Meat Puppets version of (Hey Baby) Que Paso below.

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MM Shorts 603: Elle Mary & Hawker Reunion

Elle Mary is a noir-ish folksinger from Manchester who has joined forces with fellow folkies Hawker Reunion on a track called Plateau.

It is an intriguing listen, beautiful slow moving Americana that slowly pushes into psych and noise territories. And stunning vocals too.

Stream it below, or download for free from her Bandcamp page here.

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Steve Palmer – Unblinking Sun

Steve Palmer - Unblinking Sun

The ethos and energy of punk rock first inspired Steve Palmer to pick up a guitar, but it was his discovery of the music of John Fahey in 2012 that renewed and deepened that interest. For his first full-length, Unblinking Sun, he filters cosmic krautrock, drone, and psychedelic improvisation through the vernacular of the American fingerpicked folk tradition.

We have a couple of excellent tracks from it to stream or download, Cassini and Six Dollar Sunglasses. We’ll wager that fans of William Tyler or Clan Nugent will find much to like here.

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Mad Mackerel Recommends… Backwords

Brooklyn’s Backwords blends modern psychedelics with folk-rock, 60s-pop and a myriad other sonic surprises.

Gentle, lazy melodies that cannot be forgotten, and a swooping darker underside mean nothing can be taken for granted – be it in lyrical cynicism, primal growl, or feed backing improvisations – in between the sun-drenched, flowery pop melodies, freak-outs are always welcomed.

New album Nest is released on September 16th, check out, and download, Gloria from it below.

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New Video: Saint Saviour – I Remember

Saint Saviour releases her new album of layered, lush, pastoral folk, In The Seams, on November 4th through Surface Area.

The lead single is the achingly beautiful I Remember, watch the video below.

“I remember when we would hang about in hollow trees
New sounds, sitting smoking leaves
Walking past boarded up windows gets you down
Shit town, knew you couldn’t breathe”

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MM Shorts 601: Elijah Ocean

Finish the weekend by submerging yourself in the lovely, warm Americana of Elijah Ocean’s Ride It Out, a sweetly evocative and plaintive track that recalls such luminaries as Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band.

It is taken from his forthcoming album Bring It All In, released on October 8th via New Wheel.

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Quiet Life – Housebroken Man

Quiet Life - Housebroken Man

Here are a couple of tracks from Quiet Life’s recent, excellent EP Housebroken Man.

The first, the title track, features a rollicking cameo from Cary Ann Hearst from Shovels & Rope, and the second, a mesmerising and poignant cover of Townes Van Zandt’s Waiting Around To Die features Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

Buy it here.

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Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Mahogany Dread
3. Wampire – Wizard Staff
4. Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner
5. Dinosaur Feathers – Zeitgeist
6. Terror Pigeon! – Girl!
7. Tyrannosaurus Dead – Local Bullies
8. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

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