Posts Tagged ‘Dry The River’

A nice collection of new videos spanning the Americana and folk of long standing MM fave Justin Townes Earle and Dry The River to the post-punk of Street Eaters by way of Circa Waves’ classic indie rock and the wonderfully downbeat melancholia of Pete Fij / Terry Bickers.

A veritable musical potpourri…have a rummage.






Tomorrow we head down to the first Wilderness Festival, taking place on our back door in the beautiful Cornbury Park Estate. Previously this lovely venue has hosted the Cornbury Festival, which has thankfully now moved elsewhere as (trust us) it has the worse possible line-up you could ever imagine for an event of this type.

Anyway, the Wilderness is, as we say, a different kettle of fish featuring Gogol Bordello, Toots and the Maytals, Dry The River, Hypnotic Ensemble, CW Stoneking and Hayseed Dixie all creating the sounds today. Antony and the Johnsons will headline Sunday’s music menu, alongside Mercury Rev, Laura Marling, Guillemots and The Low Anthem. Wilderness ‘artist-in-residence’, Daniel Johnston will also perform in his only UK appearance. His Sunday Night ‘Songbook Finale’ will see him perform a number of unique collaborations.

So here is a little Wilderness mix to whet the appetite, as long as the sun shines it should be a cracker.

Download The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin mp3 (from O My God, Charlie Darwin)

Download The Low Anthem – This God Damn House mp3 (from What The Crow Brings)

Download Mercury Rev – Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp mp3 (from Deserters Songs)

Download Gogol Bordello – Not A Crime mp3 (from Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike)

Download Dry The River – New Ceremony mp3 (from New Ceremony Single)

Download Toots And The Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number mp3 (from The Very Best Of Toots And The Maytals)

Download Hayseed Dixie – Ace of Spades mp3 (from Let There Be Rockgrass)

Download Antony & The Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone mp3 (from I Am A Bird Now)

Download Daniel Johnston – Life In Vain mp3 (from Fun)

Download CW Stoneking – Seven Nation Army mp3 (From Triple J’s Like A Version Four, White Stripes Cover)

Download The Guillemots – Made Up Love Song #43 mp3 (from Through The Windowpane)

And listen to the brilliant new single, Sophia, by Laura Marling.


Truck Festival - Free Download Mixtape. Tomorrow sees the start of the marvellous Truck Festival near Oxford. We went last year and had a brilliant time and are thoroughly looking forward to this year’s event where the line-up includes Gruff Rhys, Graham Coxon, Saint Etienne, John Grant, The Young Knives, Edwyn Collins, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The Duke & The King, Tunng, Justin Townes Earle, Alessi’s Ark, Sea Of Bees, Pete & The Pirates, Caitlin Rose, Lanterns On The Lake, Cashier No. 9 and (as the cliché goes) many, many more.

There will also be another Truck America this year in New York state in September, featuring none less than The Felice Brothers, Vetiver, Wye Oak, The Hold Steady and the Low Anthem amongst others.

To celebrate the festival we’ve put together a mix-tape of 15 great tracks for you. Also look out for a couple more Truck related posts tomorrow and Saturday.

Tickets and information can still be got here – you won’t be disappointed!

For Truck America click here.

Enjoy the mix…

Download Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea mp3 (from To The Death Of Fun)

Download Lanterns On The Lake – You’re Almost There mp3 (from Gracious Tide, Take Me Home)

Download Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding mp3 (from Dead Flowers EP)

Download Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues mp3 (from Harlem River Blues)

Download Sea of Bees – The Woods mp3 (from The Woods EP)

Download The Duke & The King – If You Ever Get Famous mp3 (from Nothing Gold Can Stay)

Download John Grant – I Wanna Go To Marz mp3 (from Queen Of Denmark)

Download Alessi’s Ark – Shovelling mp3 (from Soul Proprietor EP)

Download Chad Valley – Ensoniq Funk mp3 (from Chad Valley EP)

Download Admiral Fallow – Squealing Pigs mp3 (from Boots Met My Face)

Download Tunng – Don’t Look Down Or Back mp3 (from …And Then We Saw Land)

Download Jonquil – Get Up mp3 (from One Hundred Suns EP)

Download Johnny Flynn – Kentucky Pill mp3 (from Been Listening)

Download The Young Knives – Walking On The Autobahn mp3 (from The Young Knives…Are Dead)

Download Dry The River – New Ceremony mp3 (from New Ceremony Single)