EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: August 30th, 2013

by Chris Familton Welcome to the inaugural Eight Days A Week column where every Friday morning I’ll round up what caught my ears and eyes over the week, what is coming up in the near future in terms of gigs, new releases, news etc. plus any other goings on in my music dominated life. This week much of the internet chatter surrounded the flatulence of … Continue reading EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: August 30th, 2013

ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Americana

by C. Familton When news first broke that Neil Young & Crazy Horse were reconvening there was a palpable sense of excitement in the virtual air online yet for many that initial burst of joy quickly turned to apprehension when word seeped out that their first new release was going to be a collection of traditional folk songs, many of which are staples of childhood … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Americana

WATCH: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | God Save The Queen

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have released the fourth video from their new LP Americana which is due to be released June 5th. God Save The Queen casts the English national anthem in a new light with backing choir and that iconic stomping Crazy Horse rhythm section. Though not as good as the first songs we’ve heard (Clementine, Oh Susannah and Jesus’ Chariot) it is still a damn sight better than the usual … Continue reading WATCH: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | God Save The Queen

WATCH: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Oh Susannah [NEW]

Here it is, the first single from the brand new Neil Young & Crazy Horse LP Americana. The album is the band’s first since Greendale in 2003 and and their first with the full Crazy Horse line-up of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro since the underwhelming Broken Arrow in 1996. The band sounds fresh and breathing new life into the classic folk song. You … Continue reading WATCH: Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Oh Susannah [NEW]

REVIEW: RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS – Cardinology

The ever prolific Ryan Adams has another record for us, the fourth with his band The Cardinals and his tenth since Heartbreaker back in 2000.  Apart from 2006, Adams has released one album per year since the turn of the century and in fact released three in 2005 (Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights and 29) and he also produced Willie Nelson’s Songbird with backing from … Continue reading REVIEW: RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS – Cardinology

REVIEW: EARTH vs BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT

Listening to both these records over the weekend I sensed a real connection and some common threads running between the two of them.  Made from two different environments and perspectives but sharing some of the same sonic aesthetics, they are disparate personalites travelling on opposite sides of the same road, with the same destination. Earth is a band that revolves around Dylan Carlson, the one … Continue reading REVIEW: EARTH vs BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT

REVIEW: BLITZEN TRAPPER – FURR

The 2007 release (Wild Mountain Nation) from this Portland band was a woolly affair that contained a wide range of stylistics influences and directions.  It is no surprise that this new record follows the same recipe but this time using fresher and better quality ingredients. Eric Earley has created a fantastical world of kids raised by wolves (Furr), killers plying their trade in the expectation … Continue reading REVIEW: BLITZEN TRAPPER – FURR