Inspired by an old Petula Clark 45 rpm record they found in Portugal which made its way into Savoy’s vintage jukebox, Kelli and Joel’s “Toi Tu Joues à L’amour” is their first release as a duet despite them having performed together onstage and in the studio for over 10 years. This single captures the duet’s versatility perfectly, pairing a 1960’s French pop hit with a set of modern Cajun fiddle tunes from composers Michael Doucet and Al Berard, and a Cajun French love song with a set of ancient fiddle breakdowns from the legendary Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee. Both adept fiddlers and guitarists, singing songs in Cajun French and English, these two old souls effortlessly deliver good music, pure and simple.
Sweet California Soul with remnants of Philly and Chicago Doo-Wop make this new 45 from Transistor Sound a must have for fans of the slow and low sound. The Sentiments have composed in one song a companion for warm summer nights and long winter days. Let the sweet, soulful sounds of “She Won’t Be Gone Long” wash over you. Lush strings and horns compliment a brilliant falsetto lead that pull on the heartstrings. This 45 encompasses everything you want a lowrider slow jam so don’t sleep on it. Produced and Recorded entirely at the incomparable Transistor Sound Studio, featuring members of Monophonics, Gene Washington & The Ironsides, Paul & The Tall Trees, His Extraordinaire’s Horns and The Sha La Das. Buy now.
Available now from Lavender Vinyl — Recorded by Casey Romney in Ogden, UT; Mixed by Stephen Cope at Studio Studio Dada in Provo, UT; Mastered by Cade Thalman; Genevieve Smith – Cello, Vocals; Spencer Howe – Bass; Carson Wolfe – Drums; Jory Carroll – Lead Guitar; Joe Kingston – Pedal Steel; Sydney Jo Goodwill – Piano; Kat Day Romney – Vocals, Banjo; Harvey Day – Vocals; Josaleigh Pollett – Guitar, Lead Vocals. Front Cover by Eden Buxton; Back Cover Photo and Lyric Insert Photo by Trevor Wilson; Layout Design by Jackson Kerbs. Grab one today!
Even today, it’s possible to write songs honestly and intelligently, arrange them with a sensitive ear and sing in a way that brings their stories to life. We know this, in part, because that’s what Mark Erelli does. In his quiet way, the Boston-based singer/songwriter has gathered and grown a following that values these qualities. Which is why it’s seemed too long to too many since Erelli’s last album of original material. The long wait is over with the release of For A Song, a bouquet of new songs that reflect where this artist has arrived, personally and professionally. From introspective ballads to celebrations of love’s allure, these 12 songs stand-alone as eloquent statements and together as a meditation on life in all its dimensions. Grab it now!
About Same Animal, Different Cages: “Sometime in the late winter of 2014 I began experiencing a certain nagging artistic malaise. I felt like I was spending too much energy on live performances and not being as creatively vital as I’d like. With that in mind, I resolved to cut some cords in the New Year and get back to the aspects of the process I’d been missing – learning new things and creating and recording new work. I also decided to challenge myself, without running roughshod, to not get bogged down in the ‘revising, editing and perfecting’ of things – always a potential pitfall in this digital age – and make ‘honest’, unmediated tracks that would directly reflect what I’d discover. Choosing an instrument a month, through a regimen of daily practice, I would develop and record material that would result in an album by month’s end.” – David First
The first four volumes in the series will include explorations on acoustic guitar, analog modular synthesizer, harmonica, and sitar. Available as a subscription from Fabrica Records.
A rare look into the discotheque era of Waikiki, Al Nobriga’s “My Last Disco Song” tells of a time when nightclubs lined Kalakaua Avenue and practically every hotel hosted live entertainment. Seven days a week, locals rubbed elbows with visitors in discos like The Point After, Cock’s Roost, Garden Bar, Infinity, Duke Kahanamoku’s, Foxy Lady Too, Valentino’s, Hawaiian Hut—the list goes on.
In the years following the release of Al Nobriga with Island Company’s LP, They’re Playing My Music, a massive shift in Waikiki’s tourism industry began. More and more nightclubs closed their doors or hired duos and disc jockeys to entertain guests. The venues that once lined Kalakaua Avenue eventually gave way to newly constructed luxury shopping centers, a trend that continues into the 21st century.
Nobriga offers a poignant escape from what would soon become decades of ongoing development in Waikiki. Not just another yacht rock tune, “Break Away” carries the listener to a place where one finds enlightenment in the tropical winds and cool ocean blue, far from the concrete jungle of Honolulu.
Dreambook is self-described as “heavy distorted guitars with swirly lead lines & fuzzed out bass over deeply textured drum beats.” Their new album, Only Shadows is available for purchase early before the “official” RSD release date at four record stores — a.k.a. music (philly), Long In The Tooth (philly), Sound Cat Records (pittsburgh) and Reckless Records (chicago). Pressed on random color wax, grab it while you can!
Young Cub Records is assembling the amazing 7″ Reggae On Rugged Road series by the reggae/ska group, The Aggrolites (Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Brian Dixon (rhythm guitar), Roger Rivas (organ), and Jeff Roffredo (bass)).
For five months, beginning on December 14, Young Cub will be releasing a new limited edition 7″. You can pre-order each individually (or the entire series) by clicking here.
GGR is proud to be the official pressing plant for this amazing series – thank you to Young Cub Records!
Here’s more info about United Nations from the Deathwish website:
“Originally rumored to be a project founded by veterans from Thursday, GlassJaw, Converge and more, United Nations’ existence and subsequent recordings have been cloaked in confusion since their rumored inception. On the heels of the release of their debut full length on the Eyeball label in 2008, the United Nations Organization (UNO) shut down the band’s pages on Social networking sites worldwide. The band was also forced to alter their debut album’s cover, sighting retail stores refusal to carry the title with controversial artwork. This informational blackout further added to the aura of mystery surrounding the band, allowing them to grow stronger amidst the chaos.
2010 brings the release of “Nevermind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures”, the second alleged release from the band. “Nevermind…” is a spastic and violent four song explosion that brings to mind the bygone days of the mid-1990’s “screamo” sub-genre. A poignant musical missile meant to sink today’s safe and predictable musical establishment.”
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