Archive for January 11th, 2013

One Track Mind: Tom Waits and Keith Richards, “Shenandoah” from Son of Rogues Gallery (2013)

One Track Mind: Tom Waits and Keith Richards, “Shenandoah” from Son of Rogues Gallery (2013)

The team that brought you the Pirates of the Caribbean series has once again turned its attention to pirate ballads, chanteys and sea songs on a forthcoming release. Who better to convey that boozy sense of cock-eyed adventure than these two?

Yo La Tengo – Fade (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauiMlA0VVo&w=500&h=305] Long time fans won’t necessarily hear new things from Yo La Tengo on Fade, and yet it feels like a huge leap forward for these ageless indie-rock favorites.

Dylan Ryan Sand – Sky Bleached (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y33Gb2r9a4k&w=420&h=315] As a member of many an experimental or edgy band (Herculaneum, Cursive, Icy Demons, Michael Columbia), it’s not hard to surmise that when drummer Dylan Ryan got around to leading his own band, it would be out on the margins of music, too.

The 21st Century Sound Movement – The 21st Century Sound Movement (2013)

Here’s a reissue of an album so obscure that even the most obsessive fan and collector of such period pieces didn’t realize it existed until recently.

The Friday Morning Listen: Sleater-Kinney – Call The Doctor (1996)

Me and TheWife™ have recently become quite fond of the Independent Film Channel’s tee vee show Portlandia. I forget exactly how I found out about it.