Archive for June 1st, 2021

June 1, 2021

Play Listy For Me – Americana, Folk & Roots Vol. 5

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Back from our vacation in the Smoky Mountains, but still feeling that vibe, so here’s a playlist to get you on our level.

June 1, 2021

The B-Side: The Daily Spreadsheets

Maybe it’s the fresh ears we’re sporting after taking a few weeks off, but hot damn does this number from The Daily Spreadsheets sound good. Its classic bedroom rock mixing British Invasion rock with 70’s power pop and it stands shoulder to shoulder with Uncle Bob and the rest of the boys in Guided by Voices. Don’t over think it. Just turn it up and let the easy melodies take you there.

June 1, 2021

Tuesday Tip-Off: Love Crumbs

You may recall our glowing review of Love Crumb‘s “Cavalcades” a few months ago. Well we’re happy to say the fanboy love continues for their new single “Ellipses.” Where the previous single was a Joplin-esque country soul waltz showcasing Ali McTavish’s impressive vocals, this new one is a more sophisticated number, working in a sonically layered approach not unlike 70’s soft rock superstars Fleetwood Mac. That’s an easy comparison to make given McTavish’s rasp sounds particularly NIcks-esque in this context, but it goes deeper than that. There’s also a quality to the songwriting here that reminds us of (and that rivals) the best of Buckingham/Nicks.

June 1, 2021

Mike’s Tuesday Muse

Mike’s Monday Muse is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people. Yesterday was a holiday though, so enjoy the rare, elusive and exquisite Mike’s Tuesday Muse.

“We start every performance since Lou Reed’s passing with a little feedback if you don’t mind. This is in memory of Lou, alright?” I don’t fucking mind at all.

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