I am also doing Richmond Fontaine's "The High Country". I have to say, I really like the harder songs - "Angus King Tries to Leave the House", "Lost in the Trees", "The Chainsaw Sea". I feel like the band sounds great on these tracks. I hope one of these days RF does an end to end rock album. In the meantime, I am digging this one.
Also listening to Giant Sand's "Provisions". I am new to Giant Sand, and so far, I am liking it a hell of a lot.
This week i,ve been enjoying the new Richmond Fontaine one , they have a remarkable consistency , top quality all the way.
As for The Jayhawks latest, well, there's a shocker ! I was expecting great things from this one , especially after the live show i saw in Glasgow. However, it's just not cutting the mustard at the moment.Getting slightly better with repeat attempts but a big disappointment. maybe my hopes were just too high in which case i'm gonna go through the same thing with the new Ryan Adams ? Hope not. heard a few from that one and it's shaping up to be a cracking album , maybe his best since Gold.
Lot's of inspiration from what people here are listening to. Been loving a couple of debuts:
Morphine and Cupcakes by Emily O'Halloran (posted the title track on my page)
Gracious Tide, Take Me Home by Lanterns On The Lake (which may be a bit too indie for these parts)
A taster for an upcoming record:
Mad Shadows by The Renderers (track also posted on my page)
Tom Russell's Mesabi which, when I've formulated my thoughts properly, I'll comment over on the (rather negative) review on the blog section.
And Sunny Sweeney's second record "Concrete"
Must check out 'Concrete'....liked Sunny Sweeney's first album, great vocals
On a similar theme Zoe Muth's 'Starlight Hotel' is sounding better with each listen, super guitar and steel and great traditional country voice, looking forward to seeing her live
Richmond Fontaine ' The High Country' getting loads of airplay here. Can smell the damp pines listening to it..looking forward to the film!