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by Tyler Gould

21 Sep 2009

The Record Club, a rotating crew of musicians gathered by Beck to release weekly covers of tracks from classic albums, just put out a video for “Winter Lady”. This iteration of the Club includes Devendra Banhart and MGMT, among others, and the album du jour is Songs of Leonard Cohen.

Once I got past my initial impression of “what have they done to ‘Suzanne’?!”, I found the covers to be at the very least academically interesting, and at times, quite grooving.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “Winter Lady” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “Master Song” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “Suzanne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

by Tyler Gould

21 Sep 2009

In This Light and on This Evening
Releasing: 12 October

01 In This Light and on This Evening
02 Bricks and Mortar
03 Papillon
04 You Don’t Know Love
05 The Big Exit
06 The Boxer
07 Like Treasure
08 Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool
09 Walk the Fleet Road

by Katharine Wray

21 Sep 2009

Malia James interviews Long Beach, CA band Avi Buffalo for Dirty Laundry TV.

by Sarah Zupko

18 Sep 2009

Patty Loveless
Mountain Soul II
(Saguaro Road)
Releasing: 29 September

Patty Loveless has long been a favorite singer of mine. She’s firmly rooted in the musical traditions of her native Appalachia and sings with the pure, haunted, melancholy of a person who has witnessed truly harder times. Still, Loveless can add some Nashville sheen to her music to drive hits and yet never lose sight of where she came from and always maintain an element of that pure country edge in every one of her tunes.

Loveless made a career in the Nashville hit factory and churned out numerous popular singles and albums throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, but she always retained a love for the bluegrass music of her roots. Loveless is in fact the Kentucky daughter of a coal miner and grew up the Appalachian hills that birthed so many of those wrenching bluegrass lyrics and virtuosic musical pickers.

In 2001, she paid tribute to those roots with Mountain Soul and it quickly became one her most beloved works, earning her new legions of fans from the alt-country side of the fence. She’s always had the classic “high lonesome” in her voice that’s perfect for a bluegrass melody. On what is becoming the best day of the year for roots music fans, September 29th sees the long awaited release of Mountain Soul II. We’ve got the online premiere of “Busted” for you, as well as a bunch of videos after the jump.

The project will also be highlighting and supporting the important work of the Christian Appalachian Project, which helps people still living in poverty in this rich country. Find out more about the important work of the Christian Appalachian Project at

01 Busted
02 Fools Thin Air
03 A Handful of Dust
04 Half Over You
05 Prisoner’s Tears
06 Working on a Building
07 Friends in Gloryland
08 [We Are All] Children of Abraham
09 Big Chance
10 When the Last Curtain Falls
11 Blue Memories
12 You Burned the Bridge
13 Bramble and the Rose
14 Feelings of Love
15 Diamond in My Crown

Patty Loveless
“Busted” [MP3]

by Faye Rasmussen

18 Sep 2009

With the September 15th release of his new album, Milky Ways, here and gone, French producer and remixer Joakim would like to get his fans involved with the video for one of the album’s highlights, “Spiders”. The winning video will be edited and integrated into the final video for the song.

The French musician is asking fans to create a video using their own personal interpretation of “Spiders”. Contestants are encouraged to be as creative as possible, or as Joakim put it on his website: “You may sing the song alone, with your sister, with your pet, play the song with a banjo or a trumpet, dance to the song, whistle the melody, do air guitar or whatever.”

The video formats accepted are MOV, AVI, MP4, and MPEG.  The video can be submitted via email to [email protected] or using YouSendIt, Megaupload or any other file sharing site.

The deadline for the contest is October 5th.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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