If ever there was an album that you wish didn’t need to be released then it is J.T., Steve Earle & The Dukes’ deeply affecting record of his son Justin Townes Earle’s songs together with one original, the moving Last Words. Earle said making the record “wasn’t cathartic as much as it was therapeutic. I made the record because I needed to. It’s the only way … Continue reading Steve Earle & The Dukes – J.T.
Steve Earle & The Dukes will release new album Ghosts of West Virginia on 22nd May via New West Records. The album centres on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. Investigations revealed hundreds of safety violations, as well as attempts to cover them up, and … Continue reading Steve Earle & The Dukes – Devil Put The Coal In The Ground
A few tasty videos and new songs for you. From the meditative melancholy of The Tallest Man On Earth, the biting psych-pop of She Drew The Gun and Steve Earle’s latest tribute to Guy Clark to the more raucous end of the spectrum and the pummelling post punk of Crows, Taco Mouth’s fiery take down of Trump, some brilliant Stooges style rumblings from Black Futures, experimental electronic … Continue reading Video Round Up
Flat Worms – Surreal New Year The Uranium Club – Man Is The Loneliest Animal Ånge Teenage Angst – Ånge Teenage Angst A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” – V-2 Schneider (David Bowie cover) Esther Rose – Don’t Blame It On The Moon W.H. Lung – Simpatico People MELTS – Echoes Wand – Scarecrow Sharon Van Etten – Never Grow Old (James Cleveland Moore, Sr cover) Laura … Continue reading Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Steve Earle & The Dukes have announced the release of new album GUY on 29th March. The 16-song set is comprised of songs written by one of his two primary songwriting mentors, the legendary Guy Clark, and appears ten years after his Grammy Award winning album TOWNES, his tribute to his other songwriting mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Steve Earle first met Guy Clark after hitchhiking from … Continue reading Steve Earle & The Dukes Announce New Album: Guy
A bumper round up this week – new songs from The Decemberists, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Saintseneca, the mighty Killing Joke, cover songs from Iron & Wine and Okkervil River and plenty more besides. The Decemberists – Why Would I Now? Saintseneca – River Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – Shapeless Killing Joke – I Am The Virus The Lovely Eggs – Goofing’ Around (In Lancashire) … Continue reading Twenty Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 1)
Dear friends, here is our weekly selection of fine new tunes you really should have already heard by now… …but if not! 1. Steve Earle & The Dukes – You’re The Best Lover I Ever Had 2. Colleen Green – Pay Attention 3. A Place To Bury Strangers – Straight 4. Elvis Perkins – Hogus Pogus 5. Marissa Nadler – Pitseleh (Elliott Smith cover) 6. … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week