Posts Tagged ‘country

THE MOONDOGGIES – You’ll Find No Answers Here [EP]

June 23, 2010

New 5-song EP from this Seattle (technically, Everett, Washington, but who likes technicalities these days) band who released their debut album, Don’t Be A Stranger, in 2008. Their sophomore album, Tidelands, comes out on September 14th. Until then, if you see the Moondoggies on their tour with Blitzen Trapper, you can pick this up. The […]

DUSTY RHODES AND THE RIVER BAND – Palace and Stage

April 29, 2009

Second full-length for the Californian band. They might be on the Side One Dummy label, but they’re far from your average punk band; they combine elements of folk, country, classic rock, punk, and more to create a highly enjoyable sound. They have toured with bands like Flogging Molly, Dirty Pretty Things, and Gogol Bordello. Their […]

CLEM SNIDE – Hungry Bird

March 12, 2009

<img src=”http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/arada112/clem.jpg&#8221; width=”250″ height=”250″></img> This is the band’s sixth studio album and first in four years. They are led by a man with one of the best names ever: Eef Barzelay. Their sound on this record is one of indie/folk/country/pop, and it’s very mellow and easy-going. Eef has a unique voice that you will either […]

Isobel Campbell and Mark LaneganSunday At Devil Dirt

November 19, 2008

Their second album together, following in the footsteps of 2006’s Ballad Of The Broken Seas. Isobel Campbell is best known for her work with Belle and Sebastian and The Gentle Waves Mark Lanegan is recognized for singing with Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Gutter Twins. Both have also released solo albums. […]

Ryan Adams And The CardinalsCardinology

October 24, 2008

You’ve probably heard of Ryan Adams. The prolific songwriter returns for a new album with his band, The Cardinals. This will be their third official album together, though The Cardinals also played on Ryan’s 2007 solo album, Easy Tiger, and an EP, Follow The Lights, in addition to their work on the full-length albums Cold […]

BirdmonsterFrom The Mountain To The Sea

September 6, 2008

The second full-length for the San Francisco group. Their first album brought them many comparisons to Modest Mouse, but this album is full of melodic indie rock that now comes with country/Americana/outdoorsy overtones. Male vocals that are very nice. My favorite song off the disc is “The Iditarod”; Greg Crane’s music video for the song […]

Grand ArchivesGrand Archives

February 11, 2008

Mat Brooke fronts this band; you may remember him from his work with Band of Horses and Carissa’s Wierd. This is quite similar to Band of Horses but a bit more pop-influenced; but the folk/country influences are retained. Not as immediately catchy, but the songs are nice and Mat has a very pleasant voice (I […]

Tyler RamseyA Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea

February 2, 2008

This guy is opening for and playing with Band of Horses on their upcoming tour, and this choice seems logical. This is much slower than Band of Horses and is acoustic, country/folk, but his voice is reminiscent of the Band of Horses’ lead singer. Very mellow. He also does a cover of Jackson Browne’s “These […]