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
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.
Totally absorbed in interviewing M. Brownrigg, Trini forgot to provide us some all-important information concerning the inescapable Bon Iver. Some extra tour dates in Europe accompanied by the talented Sarah Siskind, as well as a video available on YouTube, are sufficient matter to add another layer.
But it would be quite arrogant to mention this in passing and to not go into Ms Siskind’s universe a little more. Chiefly because we count among the fans of this songwriter from North Carolina some big names like Alison Krauss, Ron Sexsmith and Peter Bradley Adams…
“Sarah Siskind’s music is not easily explained or contained. She’s a singer and songwriter based in Nashville and grounded in Appalachian roots, but one who transcends category with a beguiling fusion of the traditional and the modern. Whether solo, fronting an electric band or in her harmony-laden side project Old Black Kettle, Sarah creates emotionally charged soundscapes that consistently delight and surprise even her long-time fans.”
Four albums to her credit, of which the first one was recorded at age 14, Sarah announced by the end of Summer, the forthcoming release of her next cd, still is in its mastering phase. So, you will have understood I had to be satisfied with the digital version of her latest double EP : ‘Studio . Living Room’. But what a satisfaction indeed!
Yes, I know we tend to rattle on about how much we love Bon Iver here at YCD, but I couldn’t resist doing it one more time.
The fine folks over at La Blogothèque have Bon Iver featured. Go check it out and watch some amazing live performances by Justin & co….I especially loved the performance of “For Emma”…I had a good laugh when they started following the tourists down the street.
The videos are in 2 parts so make sure you visit both pages:
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