One of the perks of being involved with Twangville is that some really great artists send me music to sample. The unfortunate thing is that more often than not, much of what is sent to me never sees the light of day. I’ve been burdening myself with the idea that I have to do an album review in order to mention various people on the blog. I’m beginning to think that this is an ubsurd notion and a huge disservice to the many artists who spend time and money to get their music in front of me. Writing reviews is but a mere hobby of mine and doesn’t necessarily come naturally for me. Its time to change that. With permission from the fine folks who send music my way, I want to start exposing some of the great tunes that I’ve been keeping too close to my chest. Over time, some of these will get more indepth reviews. On that note, if any of these artists sound like something you would be interested in reviewing for Twangville, please let me know.
That being said, check out these bands:
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Waitsfield, VT. Rock / Soul / Blues
Download: Ah Mary (MP3)*
Interesting tidbit: They blew my mind at SXSW this year. A new album is expected July 2007.
South Pasadena, CA. Americana / Country / Roots
Download: We Don’t Live Here Anymore (MP3)**
Columbus, OH. Rock / Folk Rock / Americana
Download: I Shot Tom Joad (MP3)***
Interesting tidbit: Vocals reminiscient of Doe & Cervenka from LA punk band X. Rockin’ guitars! Dark tales with prevailing heroes. Earned an “It’s a Cracker” rating from Miles of Music.
Please support these artists. If you like what you hear, buy their albums, merchandise and concert tix. At the very least, tell some friends.
Again, if you are interested in doing reviews of any of these artists, please contact me.
* Posted with permission from Situation Rocks.
** Posted with permission from David Serby.
*** Posted with permission from Robert Loss.
About the author: Washington, D.C. area web designer by day. Music is my muse. I host Twangville‘s weekly Readers‘ Pick.