Monday, March 26, 2012

A Chat With Wesley Keith Of The Lumineers, Hear The New Album Now!


The Lumineers will release their highly-anticipated, self-titled album next week (via Dualtone Records on April 3rd). Upon hearing the band's Tracks From The Attic EP (which you can download on the band's site for free) and then a copy of their excellent full-length, The Lumineers, I realized that this a band that is about to burst out of nowhere as soon as the record hits the shelves (both virtually and physically).

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Songwriter Joe Fletcher Discusses His Wrong Reasons And Offers "White Lighter"


Joe Fletcher is a Providence, Rhode Island-based singer-songwriter. He paid his dues and honed his craft as a guitarist with a number of garage rock bands until he began to dig deeper into the history blues, roots, and country. As his influences began to broaden, Mr. Fletcher funneled them into his own musical arrangements and lyrical content, and quickly began penning his own county-tinged tunes inspired by the increasingly diverse record collection he was amassing.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Luke Roberts Tells His Tale Of "The Iron Gates At Throop And Newport"



When I last spoke with Thrill Jockey Records recording artist Luke Roberts, we focused on his early musical experiences and development, as well as the writing and recording of his first album, Big Bells and Dime Songs. (You can read that interview here)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Story of Saintseneca, Told By Bandmember Zac Little


Saintseneca is a folk band hailing from Columbus Ohio consisting of Zac Little, Steva Jacobs, Grace Chang, Luke Smith, Maryn Jones, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., and Steve Ciolek. The band employs a wide variety of instrumentation on record and in their live performances. Saintseneca has performed with the likes of Horse Feathers, Heartless Bastards, Southeast Engine, and Vikesh Kapoor.

Monday, March 12, 2012

MorganEve & Dave of Brown Bird Discuss "Salt for Salt"



Last year, right as all of the "best of 2011" lists were already beginning to make the rounds, the Providence-based Brown Bird quietly released their latest album, Salt For Salt. On the album, the duo set out to capture the intense energy of their live performances, while maintaining a sharp focus on delivering their own unique sense of songwriting and arrangements.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Jay Farrar Talks Woody Guthrie And "New Multitudes"


On February 28th, Rounder Records released New Multitudes (which is available as an expanded deluxe 2-CD edition). It is an elaborate and collaborative project that brought together the voices of some of today's unarguably best songwriters with some of the unpublished lyrics, writings, and artwork from the Woody Guthrie Archive.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Eilen Jewell Discusses Her Journey As A "Queen Of The Minor Key"


Singer Songwriter Eilen Jewell has steadily been honing her craft and releasing a wealth of albums since her independently-released debut record, Boundary County. It was that album that caught then attention of the good folks at Signature Sounds, and since then, the artist has created a prolific output of solo albums including Letters From Sinners & Strangers and Sea Of Tears.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Record Collector, Executive Producer Christopher King Talks "Aimer Et Perdre" And Much More


Christopher King is the executive producer of the recently released, 2-CD set, Aimer Et Perdre, which is available now via the Tompkins Square label. Mr. King has an impressive history of both collecting 78s, as well as assembling some remarkably beautiful, and thoughtfully assembled box sets and collections of very rare recordings.