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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sean Bones - Rings -2009-
(Reggae, Ska)

From: NYC
Website: http://www.myspace.com/seanbones

One minute you're Sean Sullivan working a day job in New York City's fashion biz and playing guitar in an indie rock band called Sam Champion. Seemingly, the next moment you're sailing off to Jamaica to star in a movie with Nora Jones ('Wah Do Dem') and a record label is asking you to follow up your fun reggae-tinged solo single, 'Easy Street,' with a full album. Such has been the whirlwind year for Brooklyn-based Sullivan, who's about to be better known as Sean Bones. In 'Rings' Bones has put out an awesome album that seamlessly blends reggae, ska and Britpop. This album is so good I could not decide what songs to feature. Every song is good and this is a very honest, warm and funky album. Thought I would make the last post of the year one of the best records of the year. Enjoy! Cheers to more great music in 2010!


Sean Bones - Cry Cry Cry


Sean Bones - Smoke Rings


Sean Bones - Dancehall **Download**

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

White Rabbits - It's Frightening -2009-
(Alternative, Indie, Rock)

From: NYC
Website: http://whiterabbitsmusic.com/

The White Rabbits are lead by dual vocalists, Greg Roberts (Guitar / Vox) and Steve Patterson (Piano / Vox), the 6 piece is rounded out by Alex Even (Guitar / Vox), Adam Russell (Bass), Matt “The Duck” Clark (Drums) and Jamie Levinson (Percussion). The White Rabbits refer to their music as "honky tonk calypso," and their cheerful blend of calypso, reggae and ska rhythms, plus secondhand music hall influences and big pop hooks, strongly recalls vintage Madness circa "Our House" and the moodier, more experimental side of the Specials. Awesome percussion, harmonies and some really dark playfully moody songwriting make It's Frightening a very nice listen. "Percussion Gun" is a really good track that is getting a lot of play in the iPod.


White Rabbits - Percussion Gun


White Rabbits - Rudie Fails

Monday, December 28, 2009

Jahcoustix and The Outsideplayers - Self Titled -2008-
(Reggae)

From: Berlin, Germany
Website: www.myspace.com/outsideplayers

Jahcoustix is an up and coming star in the European reggae scene and has teamed up with The Outsideplayers on this live acoustic recording. This Cd is the product of a jam session recorded on an 8-track in the backyard of one of the locations on tour. This session included Uwe on percussions, and Matscher on a fender rhodes keyboard, an acoustic guitar and the voices of Jahcoustix, Olive and Miss Flint. Pretty nice organic roots/reggae feel. Get album from iTunes or click album art to purchase from Germany.


Jahcoustix & The Outsideplayers - Another Day


Jahcoustix & The Outsideplayers - End Of The Day

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Manu Chao - Baionarena -2009-
(World, Reggae, Ska, Rock)

From: Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.manuchao.net/

Global star Manu Chao presents a double live album/DVD called "Baionarena" - recorded in France in 2008. With 33 total tracks, it features a variety of recent hits,older classics and rarities performed at Manu's standard level of high-energy raucousness along with tens of thousands of fans. Whether you saw Manu Chao headline Coachella, Austin City Limits or one of his many sold-out theater dates across the U.S. "Baionarena" will help recreate that amazing experience at home. Manu Chao and his band blast through their set at breakneck speed pausing only to give the audience the occasional chance to breathe. Chao is full of passion and energy and 'Baionarena' finds him and the boys at the top of their game.


Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby


Manu Chao - Bienvenida A Tijuana

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Nathan Maxwell & The Original Bunny Gang - White Rabbit -2009-
(Reggae, Folk, Acoustic)

From: Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.nathenmaxwell.com

There comes a time in his life when each and every man needs to express himself, and for Nathen Maxwell that time has come. For the past thirteen years Maxwell has been leaving his heart on stage as the bassist for the seminal Celtic rock band Flogging Molly, one of the biggest touring punk acts in the world. The tracks on 'White Rabbit' were written over the past ten years spanning from when Flogging Molly were playing weekend gigs until more recent days that have seen the act play over two hundred shows a year. 'White Rabbit' is a refreshingly stripped-down album that fully reconciles Maxwell’s love of rock, reggae and folk music into an honest collection of songs that will appeal as much to fans of Jack Johnson, Manu Chao, and Bob Marley as it will Flogging Molly and the Pogues. Really chill/mellow reggae album that can be enjoyed by fans of any type of music.


Nathan Maxwell - By Your Side


Nathan Maxwell - Working for the Man

Monday, December 21, 2009

Broken Bells - The High Road -2009-
(Alternative, Experimental)

Website: http://www.brokenbells.com/

James Mercer lead singer of The Shins has teamed up with producer extraordinaire/one half of Gnarls Barkley Danger Mouse to form a sweet new band. The debut from Broken Bells (or whichever name they decide to go with) is due early next year. This is not just a "produced by Danger Mouse" one-off thing. Mercer and the Mouse are apparently in it for the long haul and already have plans extending past their first album. The debut album is scheduled to release on the March 9th 2010. "The High Road" is a cool as hell track and this new duo is now on my radar Big Time!
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Broken Bells - The High Road

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cage The Elephant - Cage The Elephant -2008-
(Rock, Alternative)

From: Bowling Green, KY
Website: http://www.cagetheelephant.com/

Cage The Elephant is a Bowling Green, Kentucky-based five piece band consisting of Matt Shultz (vocals), his brother Brad (guitar) and their friends Daniel Titchenor (bass), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums). The essence of Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, White Stripes and Kings of Leon, among others, fuels Cage’s libertine, over-the-top rock explosions. This is some untamed, raucous, and abrupt Rock n Roll. 'Ain't No Rest For The Wicked' and 'Back Against The Wall' are sweet tracks. These crazy kids have created music meant to be played loud so pump up the volume and enjoy!


Cage The Elephant - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked


Cage The Elephant - Back Against The Wall

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Expos - Blackwater -2009-
(Reggae, Ska, Pop)

From: Ontario Canada
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thedonutska

It is a pretty awesome time to be a music lover and to have the technology and ability to seek out and occasionally find a band and an album that blow you away. It is sometimes overwhelming to sort through all the music that is out there in every corner of the globe, but every once in awhile you are rewarded. The Expos are one of those rewards, bringing us some of the best and catchiest rocksteady reggae tunes around. Blackwater is one of those rare albums that doesn't just give us a couple good songs, but gives us a collection of classics. Each song has gotten better and better with each listen. The Expos push the limits of reggae far beyond most of their contemporaries with a lush art-pop agenda lurking in the background. The fabulous Expos are Reed Neagle - (Vocals, drums), Michel Verrier - (Vocals, organ), Christopher Shannon - (Bass), and Adam Pariselli - (Guitar). Discover this band now and sit back and enjoy. I know I am.
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The Expos - Dying Too Long


The Expos - Borders

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tahuna Breaks - Black Brown & White -2009-
(Reggae, Funk, Soul)

From: Auckland, New Zealand
Website: http://www.tahunabreaks.com/

This tight 8 piece outfit out of Auckland is on their way to doing big things. They encompass all of the styles that are huge in NZ right now, which is James Brown style funk, Katchafire style reggae, and some Fat Freddy/Black Seeds style dub. Tahuna Breaks have always been a band built upon a simple philosophy- the love of music. With an open mind and an adventurous spirit, unafraid to mix genres and musical stylings- their ‘anything goes’ and sometimes unconventional approach is governed only by two criteria: passion and energy. Tight instrumentation and Ben Harper-esque vocals give this group a lot of listener appeal. Tahuna Breaks gets the party started so crank it up!
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Tahuna Breaks - Only You


Tahuna Breaks - Black Brown & White


Tahuna Breaks - Empower Me

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sabotage Soundsystem - The Boto Machine Gun -2009-
(Reggae, Dub, Hip-Hop)

From: Kona, HI
Website: http://www.myspace.com/sabotagesoundsystem

Sabotage Soundsystem is the new project of Remy “Dub” DeRochemont and Kaleo Wassman of Pepper. The new venture for the duo culminates in music that has a decidedly laid-back rural island feel, while at the same time it is clear the two come into their own with influences and experiences that come from worldly travels, international exposure, and a long life on the road. As the title, The Boto Machine Gun implies, the new album is all at once dirty, sexy, and lethal. A guerrilla style recording, this weapon was built in people’s houses and garages on both sides of the sea, from Hawaii to SoCal. If your a fan of Pepper your gonna dig these tunes.
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Sabotage Soundsystem - Sabotage Boogie


Sabotage Soundsystem - Time

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bob Schneider - Lovely Creatures -2009-
(Rock, Folk, Americana)

From: Austin, TX
Website: http://bobschneider.ning.com/

Bob Schneider is not new to this game. He has built his career as a working class musician and as a result has an institution of faithful followers all across the country with a mega-fan-base epicenter in Austin. There have been highs and lows throughout his brilliant career. Through it all he sustained and even flourished as an independent artist releasing five albums, hundreds of digital singles, and fronting three bands simultaneously. Yet, Schneider still continues to push himself in a multitude of creative directions now with the beguiling melodies of 'Lovely Creatures'. Undoubtedly, with 'Lovely Creatures,' Bob Schneider delivers the album that his fans have long wanted. Yearning choruses, sharp lyrics that are at times funny and alternately tragic, memorable melodies, and clever surprises all converge on 'Lovely Creatures' in an ear-friendly fashion that promises heavy rotation for devout fans and newly converted Schneider-philes.
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Bob Schneider - 40 Dogs (Like Romeo & Juliet)


Bob Schneider - Tarantula

Thursday, December 10, 2009

P-Nuckle - Stand Up -2009-
(Reggae, Rock, Hip-Hop, Punk)

From: Denver, CO
Website: www.p-nuckle.com

Denver's P-Nuckle is Chris LaPlante, Dave Jackson, Ty Tamaru, Edison George, Oj Manzanares, and Justin Spahlinger. They play a mix of all the styles listed above, but the pure reggae/hip-hop songs on Stand Up e.g. 'Opressor Man' & 'No Justice' really shine. The album flows very nicely with the exception of two Blink 182 style punk songs that just do not seem to fit in with the rest of the tracks. However these Nuckleheads have created a collection of tunes that you can crank up and enjoy or just have playing in the background to mellow out to. Enjoying all of the featured songs down below.
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P-Nuckle - Love To Love Her


P-Nuckle - Oppressor Man

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Black Seeds - Live Vol. 1 -2009-
(Reggae, Funk, Soul, Dub)

From: Wellington, New Zealand
Website: http://theblackseeds.com/

The Black Seeds long awaited, first ever live album has been finally released. Available on iTunes in mp3 format and U.S. release dates for physical copies will be soon. This awesome live CD includes 12 live tracks recorded in venues around the world. The Black Seeds produce a boundary-crossing fusion of funk, dub, afro-beat and soul, mixed with vintage reggae. What has set them apart is their ability to layer supremely infectious grooves and melodies over undiluted roots music. Onstage, the raw energy and spirit created at their live shows is seeing them gain a worldwide reputation. Their dynamic live performances effortlessly glide between big-beat funk and deep roots-reggae, which is all clearly on display on this great live disc.


The Black Seeds - Cool Me Down


The Black Seeds - The Answer
**Download**


The Black Seeds - The Prince


The Black Seeds - Send A Message

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Soul Majestic - Better World -2009-
(Reggae, Dub)

From: Santa Cruz, CA
Website: http://www.soulmajestic.com/

'Better World' is the highly anticipated third album released by Santa Cruz reggae band Soul Majestic. This is feel good reggae for a new GREEN world. 'Better World' is full of sweet grooving tracks with fluid lead guitar, tasty horns & keys, beautiful background harmonies and alternating male and female lead vocals. The lyrics address social issues, hard living and triumphant life. These 13 diverse tracks include collaborations with Sly and Robbie, Tony Moses and Trinidad’s Queen Omega. Soul Majestic’s mission is to raise awareness of global interconnectedness, and show how people’s actions impact one another and the earth. With that intention, they have created a truly uplifting album with the finger on the pulse of people simply looking to make a Better World.
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Soul Majestic - Better World


Soul Majestic - Blue Mountain

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave -2008-
(Acoustic, Folk, Blues)

From: Sweden
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thetallestmanonearth

The Tallest Man On Earth is actually a normal sized guy named Kristian Matsson from Dalarna, Sweden. Mr. Matsson is a natural born songwriter whose music flows unforced and effortless and sounds eerily similar to pre-electric Dylan. Matsson with nimble guitar work and his rough nasally vocals is able to transcend Dylan comparisons and as you listen to each song on 'Shallow Grave' it’s hard to shake the feeling that nobody else but him could ever play this collection of songs. The Tallest Man On Earth has created an album that is folky, earthy, and real & has managed to break away from the typical "New-Dylan" folksingers. Click album art to purchase the album.


The Tallest Man On Earth - I Won't Be Found


The Tallest Man On Earth - Pistol Dreams

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pacific Dub - Fire Eye -2009-
(Reggae, Dub, Rock)

From: Huntington Beach, CA
Website: http://www.myspace.com/pacificdubmusic

Pacific Dub is a young band out of Huntington Beach that in the past 12 months has made a big splash on the reggae/rock scene with the release of this debut album and a spot at the West Beach Music Festival in Santa Barbara. Pacific Dub is Bryce Klemer (Lead Guitar), Colton Place (Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Naglich (Bass), David Delaney (Drums, Vocals). There is no doubting a strong Rebelution influence running through-out the album’s ten tracks, but the band does what it does very well and that is powerful, creative, guitar driven reggae/rock. Interested to see if Pacific Dub can seperate themselves from the Rebelution/Slightly Stoopid influenced pack of bands. Click the album art to purchase this CD.


Pacific Dub - Sundown


Pacific Dub - Utica


Pacific Dub - Jumpship


Pacific Dub - Fire Eye

Natty - Man Like I -2008-
(Reggae, Alternative, Roots)

From: London
Website: http://www.nattymusic.com/

With his acoustic soul-reggae grooves and laidback vibes, Natty is being billed the UK's version of Jack Johnson, but this talented 24-year-old is a product of north London and his fusion of social commentary and pop is closer to 80s UK ska acts than JJ. Bouncy and catchy melodies blend well with Natty's mix of lyrical depth. 'Man Like I' is a soulful and at times upbeat debut album full of summertime grooves. Standout track so far is 'Cold Town'.


Natty - July


Natty - Cold Town


Natty - Bedroom Eyes

Thursday, December 3, 2009

John Butler Trio - One Way Road (Single) -2009-
(Rock, Folk, Indie, Roots)

The first single from 'April Uprising'. This four track single is available tomorrow Dec. 4th. Sweet track and video. Very excited for all the upcoming JBT material in the coming months.
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John Butler Trio - One Way Road


John Butler Trio - I'm Ready


John Butler Trio - One Way Road

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dub Fx - Everythinks A Ripple -2009-
(Trip-Hop, Psychedelic)

From: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.dubfx.net/

Dub Fx is a seriously talented dude. He is the epitome of a one man band. This album is full of some pretty sick beats. He describes himself as "a schizahfrenic gemini beat-boxer performing live in the street with a loop-station and an effex unit...... coz thats what i am i guess.. The character of Dub FX consists of three different "personas." The singer is Benjamin, the deep voice is Monsoon, and the high voice is Lyric. Can you even imagine seeing something like this on the streets, CRAZY! Pick up this album HERE to enjoy a truly unique musical experience.


Dub Fx - Flow


Dub Fx - Intensions


Dub Fx - Love Someone

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Eleven Fingered Charlie - Never The Same -2007-
(Reggae, Rock, Jazz, Dub)

From: Austin, TX
Website: www.efcmusic.com

Eleven Fingered Charlie is a tight 4 piece reggae band from believe it or not Texas. EFC's players are Travis Damron (vocals, guitars, ukulele), Chad Manes (bass), Dustin Hall (drums, percussion), Rodney Howell (tenor saxophone, keys). Eleven Fingered Charlie has formed a reggae style that fuses hints of surf and rock, as well as TX influenced blues and country. Above all else, EFC stresses a love for all things positive, like good music, good friends and good times with an understanding that life has it's moments of disparity. Eleven Fingered Charlie is determined to influence the world through the best medium they know how…music. In production on a brand new album which will be released early in 2010 so keep an eye and an ear on these guys.


Eleven Fingered Charlie - Poverty Dub


Eleven Fingered Charlie - Walking Along


Eleven Fingered Charlie - Running Back


Eleven Fingered Charlie - Little More

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - Fabled City -2008-
(Rock, Folk, Acoustic)

From: Los Angeles, CA
Website: http://www.nightwatchmanmusic.com/

The Nightwatchman is the alter ego of Tom Morello, guitarist with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. While Morello is best known for his hard rock fury and amazing pedal effects, as The Nightwatchman he performs as a solo acoustic singer and songwriter, playing self-penned songs that reflect his leftist political beliefs. On One Man Revolution, Morello's debut effort their was not much more than his unique voice and an acoustic guitar. On The Fabled City, Morello compliments his acoustic guitar with nice arrangements on piano, mandolin, cello and drums, as well as some backup vocals from System of a Down's Serj Tankian and Shooter Jennings. Pretty cool take on some modern protest music.


The Nightwatchman - The Fabled City


The Nightwatchman - Whatever It Takes


The Nightwatchman - The Lights Are On In Spidertown

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stick Figure - Smoke Stack -2009-
(Reggae, Dub)

From: Duxbury, Massachusetts
Website: http://www.stickfiguremusic.com/

Possessing a unique style of music that combines a creative blend of upbeat roots reggae with the reverberating echoes of dub, comes a man with no limit for his musical abilities. Stick Figure's music is written, recorded, and produced by Scott Woodruff. All of Stick Figure's songs are made by recording each instrument separately, layering several tracks on top of one another in unison. 'Smoke Stack' is full of irie vibes and is a sweet listen from start to finish. 'Smoke Stack' also has hit the #1 spot on the iTunes reggae chart. Scott has recently found his way to San Diego and formed a 4 piece live act and are currently recording their debut album, which should be out in early 2010. Awesome addition to any reggae lovers music collection. Grab the album HERE.


Stick Figure - Vibes Alive


Stick Figure - Hawaii Song


Stick Figure - Smoke Stack


Stick Figure - Folsom Prison Dub

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Julian Marley - Awake -2009-
(Reggae, Roots, Hip-Hop)

From: London, England
Website: http://www.myspace.com/royalmarley

Julian "JuJu" Marley's 3rd studio album 'Awake' is by far his most polished effort to date. He has been blessed both by his father's great talent and legacy and by the unique perspective that comes with an upbringing in a multicultural community. Julian has devoted himself to a life in music, mastering a variety of instruments and writing songs that reflect his dedication to spiritual upliftment and social change. All of these skills are utilized on 'Awake'. Produced by Julian Marley and his Grammy Award-winning brothers, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley. Julian's roots-reggae sound is supported by the street-energy infusion of hip-hop, bubbling dancehall, and a smooth combination of R&B. It is pretty cool to have each of the Marley children taking their reggae in different directions and also collaborating with each other, as is the case with this very solid record.


Julian Marley - Boom Draw


Julian Marley - A Little Too Late (Ft. Stephen Marley)


Julian Marley - Stay With Me



Julian Marley - Things Ain't Cool

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Live Anthology -2009-
(Rock, Blues, Folk)

From: Gainesville, Florida
Website: http://www.tompetty.com/

The Live Anthology is a multiple-disc set of recordings drawn from thirty years of live performances. The collection brings together material from 1978-2007 culled from hundreds of hours of live concert recordings covering every era of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' tours and represents the best tracks as chosen by producers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Ryan Ulyate. Showcased here is the invention, spontaneity, craft, and the musicianship that has made Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers among the most celebrated live performers of their time. This is one of the best sounding live albums I've ever heard and just a bad ass collection of originals and covers.


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Breakdown


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down A Dream

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Can't Hang - Ride The Lightrail -2009-
(Reggae, Rock, Punk)

From: Baltimore, Maryland
Website: http://www.myspace.com/canthang

Can't Hang is Luke Mysko - Vocals, Steve Lynch - Guitar, Rob Eisenhut - Bass, and Alex Crowley - Drums. “Ride the Lightrail” is their 5th album release and has found the band in the midst of an incredible musical evolution. 10 years of touring the country have culminated in a diverse yet tight knit sound. Maintaining their roots while expanding their musicianship; reggae, punk and pop come together for the rock & roll party that is Can’t Hang! Check it out for yourself.


Can't Hang - Just For You


Can't Hang - 95


Can't Hang - Smile


Can't Hang - Strangers At Your Funeral

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mishka - Guy With A Guitar -2009-
(Reggae)

From: Bermuda
Website: http://www.mishka.com/

Guy With A Guitar is an acoustic journey through the music of Above The Bones with a couple of new tracks as well. Mishka is one of the most soulful musicians around and has the most amazing voice that instantly calms and puts any listener at ease in any surroundings. Good vibrations are in store here! This acoustic set (+1 full band track) truly lets you see the talent and uniqueness of this awesome artist.


Mishka - Stay By My Side


Mishka - Higher Heights


Mishka - Same Old Changes


Mishka - Guy With A Guitar

Current Swell - Protect Your Own -2009-
(Rock, Reggae)

From: Victoria, BC
Website: http://currentswell.com/

Vancouver Island based band Current Swell is 4 guys on a mission. Scott Stanton, Davers Lang, Louis Sadava, and Chris Petersen have a unique style of music that is deeply rooted in folk and blues, reggae inspired, and rock driven. The musical recipe is equal parts prairie and coastal, blending a couple of acoustic guitars, a lap slide, harmonica, drums, bass, and 3 vocal mics. Protect Your Own shows that Current Swell has really begun to find their own distinctive sound and branch out and experiment with a grittier, bluesy sound. This is some "Swell" music!


Current Swell - All I Need


Current Swell - Cursed


Current Swell - Young and Able


Current Swell - Protect Your Own

Monday, November 16, 2009


Hoffmaestro & Chraa - The Storm -2008-
(Rock, Reggae, Ska)

From: Sweden
Website: http://www.myspace.com/hoffmaestro

Hoffmaestro & Chraa is a "karateboogie" 10+ piece band from Stockholm, Sweden. It is a mixture of ska, reagge and rock that is a sonic mash-up somewhere in between The Cat Empire and Manu Chao. When the songs get going there is an amazing amount of energy, but they can slow it down as well as heard on the second half of the record. Unique sound, tons of energy and some really memorable tunes make these Swedes a must hear. "Highwayman" is epic!


Hoffmaestro & Chraa - Seize The Day


Hoffmaestro & Chraa - Highwayman


Hoffmaestro & Chraa - The Storm


Hoffmaestro & Chraa - Desperado

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pete Francis & Barefoot Truth - Wake The Mountain E.P. -2009-
(Rock, Indie, Folk)

From: Massachusetts
Website: http://www.rcbands.com/petebft/

Pete Francis of Dispatch fame and rising jam band upstarts Barefoot Truth have joined forces for a run of tour dates in 2009 and the release of this E.P. Rather than the traditional headliner/support billing, Francis and Barefoot Truth will perform as one band – playing an assortment of tunes from their respective catalogs and bringing a new energy to their already awesome tunes. This is a sweet pairing and the songs on the E.P. and the live shows really have a new identity and depth to them. Hopefully Pete and the boys from Barefoot Truth can give us more music somewhere down the line because the chemistry is definitely there. "Quinn the Eskimo" is a sweet cover track.


Pete Francis & Barefoot Truth - Go Ridin


Pete Francis & Barefoot Truth - Quinn the Eskimo **Download**

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rob Sawyer - Stuff -2007-
(Rock, Reggae, Folk, Blues)

From: Melbourne
Website: www.robsawyer.com.au

22 yr. old Rob Sawyer follows in the footsteps of recent Australian artists like Xavier Rudd, John Butler but also the guitar stylings of other notable guitarists like Jeff Lang and Tommy Emmanuel....and manages to tread a neat path between all, drawing upon a vast array of influences from folk and reggae music right through to roots and foot stomping blues. Rob is on another level as a guitarist, no joke, this guy can JAM. Love his reggae jams and "Unity" is an instant classic. Buy the album HERE.


Rob Sawyer - Beauty Artillery


Rob Sawyer - Unity


Rob Sawyer - I'm Wrong


Rob Sawyer - From The Heart

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Soulicitors - What You Need -2009-
(Reggae, Rock, Soul)

From: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Website: http://www.myspace.com/soulicitors

The Soulicitors are a five-piece Edmonton band, and just one of the fine up and coming Canadian reggae bands to be featured here in the coming weeks. The lineup is Joel Johnson (guitar, vocals) Kelly Callin (guitar, vocals) Maciek Pukowiec (Drums) Jake Feniak (Bass) Corey Burgess (Congas and aux percussion). Their sound is a unique blend of reggae, roots and soul music in the same vein as Bedouin Soundclash, which will appeal to a very wide audience. Pick up the album HERE.


The Soulicitors - No Play


The Soulicitors - Holdin Trees

The Working Title - Bone Island -2009-
(Alternative, Indie, Folk, Rock)

From: Charleston, SC
Website: http://theworkingtitle.ning.com/

Bone Island is The Working Title's first full-length studio album since 2006's About-Face and marks the first album made without any of the original members, save for vocalist, lyricist, founder and songwriter Joel Hamilton. The new album for the most part is a dark, rough-edged roots-inspired indie rock effort. The Working Title and frontman Joel Hamilton aren't afraid to throw in some moody experimental rock as well (e.g. Followed & Wolf). Bone Island is full of haunting and dark tracks but it is not without its college-radio rockers and ambient, quirky laments as well as some really catchy choruses (e.g. Dead Inside).


The Working Title - Physical Love


The Working Title - Dead Inside


The Working Title - Followed