Here is the other video I took of last night’s show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Nathaniel Rateliff & his band take the stage to join The Tallest Man On Earth covering Bob Dylan’s “The Man In Me”
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A little video I took last night on my phone of The Tallest Man On Earth covering Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It With Mine” at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. He also covered another Bob Dylan song (“The Man In Me”) with Nathaniel Rateliff and his band which I also recorded but will post later as I have not uploaded it yet.
This was too good not to share. Stunning! Enjoy!
It’s been a long long time since I have posted anything. Never enough hours in the day it seems…work, eat, listen to music, sleep. Repeat…..but I had to make a little time to tell you all Nathaniel Rateliff‘s new album “In Memory of Loss” was released today…and trust me, it is a stunner. I purchased it this morning and I have been obsessively playing it over and over. Love at first listen.
I have Olly to thank for sharing this wonderfully talented artist with me. He blogged about Nathaniel on YCD here last year.
I had the pleasure of seeing Nathaniel live a few weeks back opening for The Low Anthem here in Chicago and I was completely blown away. My only complaint was that the set was too short. I wanted him to play all night! I’m pretty excited I will get to see him again so soon opening for The Tallest Man On Earth in May. Do check out his tour dates and see if he is in your town. Really, you have to see this guy live. His band is amazing too.
Below is a video of Nathaniel performing “Boil & Fight” which is on his new album. I’ve watched this one at least 15 times in the last few days. Yep, I’m hooked.
(Also check out his wonderful Daytrotter Session)
Below I have uploaded one track from his new album, and one from “Desire and Dissolving Men”
I can’t say I stumbled upon this band myself. A music buddy on last.fm recommended them to me a short while ago (Thanks Zach!). I am so very glad he did. Been listening to Dawes non-stop in my car on the way to work all this past week.
I am completely stunned, er infatuated umm IN LOVE with their gorgeous album called North Hills…incidentally they happen to be from North Hills, California. The band consists of Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, Griffin Goldsmith and Tay Strathairn.
Beautiful harmonies and melodies…they got that sweet Americana sound that always breaks my heart. I know I always say this in my posts but do yourself a favor and go purchase this album immediately! LISTEN TO ME!
For those of you in Chicago, come out to the Empty Bottle on Wednesday July 15th to see them with Deer Tick. I’ll be there for sure.
Also head over to Daytrotter to download their session here.
Purchase on iTunes here
Well I just got more excited than a 5-year old on Christmas morning. Stalking, err lurking on J. Tillman’s myspace today I was greeted with this news from his blog:
The new record, “Year In The Kingdom”, will be out in Sept. through Western Vinyl and Bella Union.
Well I know my co-blogger Smansmith is thrilled with this news as I am, as we both are a little bit obsessive about this man’s music.
Check out his myspace to preview the songs “Earthly Bodies”, “Year In The Kingdom”, and “Though I Have Wronged You”. I fell right back in love after listening to these tracks just once. Stunning, stunning, stunning….I’m convinced that this man can not create a bad song.
It’s been a cold, rainy and lazy Sunday here in Chicago. The better part of the day I’ve been sitting here in my room searching for new music in the blogosphere, lurking on last.fm and listening to some pretty mellow and sad bastard tunes. Perfect rainy day listening in my opinion. I thought I would upload my playlist to share with you all. Enjoy!
1. I Can Not Have Seen the Light – Magnolia Electric Co.
2. Won’t Be Long – Ferraby Lionheart
3. Wisconsin – Bon Iver
4. My Sympathy – Kurt Vile
5. Your Mother’s Ghost – J. Tillman
6. Heathen’s Kiss – Horse Feathers
7. Hutterite Mile – 16 HorsePower
8. 90-Mile Water Wall – The National
9. In The Long Run – Sam Beer
10. You’re All Around – The Felice Brothers
11. Take These Thoughts – Chris And Thomas
12. Love Long Gone – DeYarmond Edison
13. Cold As It Gets – Patty Griffin
14. Karina – Ryan Adams
15. The Weight Of Lies – The Avett Brothers
16. It Will Follow the Rain – The Tallest Man On Earth
17. I See a Darkness – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
18. Choirs Lament – Tenlons Fort
19. I Was A Cage – Right Away, Great Captain!
20. It Must Be Raining There Forever – Jason Molina
21. The Sun Never Shines – The Deep Dark Woods
Download all the mp3s as a zip file: here
Speaking of last.fm….come find 3/5th of You Crazy Dreamers over on that site.
Make sure you join the last.fm “Slowcoustic” group created by my co-blogger Smansmith. He puts up a monthly playlist for download over on slowcoustic.com for members of the group. Smansmith has some damn fine taste in music (just sayin!) so really it is in your best interest to join this group. Trust me on this one.
The wonderfully talented and easy on the eyes Jeff Zentner is back and better than ever with a new album “The Dying Days of Summer”…although no official release date yet, Jeff tells me his CD will be available “soon” on “iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon (probably), and a number of other online places. Of course, CDs will be available from me personally.”
For those of you not familiar with Zentner and those of you who missed Jeff’s interview on YCD last year, you can read about him here
I asked Jeff to give YCD a little bit of info on the new album:
This album definitely has a melancholy tone about it, but it’s not meant to be sad or somber. It’s a celebration of the hurt of nostalgia and the ending of things. The dying of seasons. Passings.
This album differs from my first album, Hymns to the Darkness, in several ways. First of all, it sounds better. I recorded it all myself in my living room. But I’m better at recording now. It features the pedal steel guitar, which I taught myself to play for this album.
It features some very talented guest musicians, which is different from “Hymns.” It features KatieJane Garside (Daisy Chainsaw, Queen Adreena, Ruby Throat) on vocals on “Where we fall we’ll lie”, which is a track she co-wrote. Andria Degens of Pantaleimon is on “Lights on the Hills,” on vocals, harmonium, and bass. Matt Bauer is on banjo and harmony vocals and Jay Foote is on bowed bass on “Night Jasmine.” Josie Little is on harmony vocals on every other track where you can hear a female vocalist. Sara Zentner, my wife, is on piano on “I’ll be Here When You Wake.”
I’m really proud of this album. I think it’s the best one I’m capable of doing.
I’ve listened to the new album and it is definitely a stunner so keep your eyes open for information on the release date on his myspace and for links to purchase his last album “Hymns to the Darkness”
Enjoy 2 tracks from the upcoming album that Jeff was kind enough to let us preview!