Today’s new music is from Leeds/Hull “Sister-Doom Duo” Chambers, and is dedicated to bethnoir as it was the most Goth-like submission I could find. Their new single “Hostile” will be released on 2 December, meanwhile they are preparing for a UK tour which starts in Hull on November 12 and ends in Bristol (Red Lion) on 28 January. Chambers are Aeris Houlihan – Vocals/Guitar and Eleanor-Cara Churchill – Drums. Here’s the Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/ukchambers/hostile/
Thanks to everyone who has contributed more earworms, it’s another eclectic selection this week. Please keep them coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org., the more the merrier.
Son Volt – Down to the Wire – Ravi Raman: From “The Rounder Records Story” – This album is absolutely wonderful. I keep finding gems every other day. Never heard of this guy myself and now searching for more of him.
Simone Felice – One Night Stands – tincanman: His 2015 live-in-studio with-invited-audience Banks Of The Kaaterskill album is my go-to when I’m stuck in public and need earbuds to take me away. It’s got more earwormy songs, but I wanted one that tells you if the album is for you.
Baaba Maal and Luciano – Africans Unite – goneforeign: Senegal and Jamaica come together for a universal theme. Bob wrote another version with the same title.
Piyush Mishra – Husna – Ravi Raman: Considering the tensions here I thought this was a timely share. Piyush Mishra is an actor, director and stage personality and an acclaimed poet from India. This song, couched as a letter to a former lover across the border in Pakistan, is more about the tragedies brought about by Partition. “Do the leaves fall from trees there like they do here? Does the smoke of Lohdi (a Muslim festival) still rise like it used to? Do they still listen to the melodies of Heer and Ranjha there and does Pakistan also cry just like Hindustan during the nights?”
Charlie Haden – Adagio – goneforeign: The concept of the project is to take a big band and record songs devoted to issues of human rights and political liberation, whether expressed in original compositions or revolutionary anthems, this piece is adapted from Not in Our Name and is devoted to American music and current political tensions. Once again, it is arranged by pianist Carla Bley, who initially created the band’s distinctive sound, this piece is adapted from Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings.
Vince Matthews & Jim Casey – Melva’s Wine – tincanman: These ’70s Nashville songwriting outlaws got an idea to (http://goo.gl/oRZOtK) immortalizing a little town in songs – Lake Wobegan, but in Kentucky – and Johnny Cash, Cowboy Jack Clement, Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein got involved. Drugs may have been involved, but it was genius. Sadly, Matthews’ mental illness interfered. He started talking about a traveling musical, a film and honorary plaques before the project was even finished. But two years ago The Delmore Recording Society (http://goo.gl/RuuR6w), which devotes itself to recovering lost tapes, unearthed it. https://delmorerecordings.bandcamp.com/track/melvas-wine
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