The psych-rockers in our Boston backyard are coming out with their follow up album to last years self-titled that I couldn’t get enough of, although admittedly it did fall off the rotation. The album is once again coming out on the Mexican Summer label and is due out on 1/28. Stream the single “Arctic Shark” below.
You can currently stream The Field’s (Axel Willner) new album, Cupid’s Head over at SoundCloud. If you are someone who does mostly work at a computer, perhaps you are a coder, this is a must listen. Good chance you’ll get a ton accomplished with this puppy on loop. The album was offically released back on September 30th via Kompakt.
Very excited for some new Cass McCombs this coming fall as he prepares to release Big Wheel and Others on October 15th via Domino. Cass is not one to get skimpy on his music output. Just look at 2011 where he release not one but two albums (Humor Risk, WITS END).
Stream the track “There Can Be Only One”
Cass has a way of surprising you around every corner with his releases. He can be both off putting and extremely catchy at the same time. With “There Can Be Only One” there’s nothing off putting at all about the song. You are immediately sucked in with the groovy bass line and camp fire bongos.
We caught Cass a few years back at Cafe 939. He’s the type of artist that only likes to play very obscure venues and he’s gone way off the road map once again by playing up in Biddeford, ME on 9/6 at an artist center called The Oak and the Ax. He’s also hitting up Burlington, VT and Providence but this Biddeford spot is certainly a random location.
What more can you ask for. We have Kurt Vile and the Violators at The Sinclair on Friday night. This will be my first show at the new Harvard Square venue.
Then all throughout the day on Saturday our lovely city of Somerville is having their annual Porchfest! What is Porchfest you ask? Why it’s a bunch of neighbors getting out on their front porches and jamming while city dwellers get out and walk around stopping by to get an ear full. Check out the “festival lineup” and a handy map that shows where the music will be happening.
This is especially hard for us to share. Jason is the cornerstone of Secretly Canadian. Without him there would be no us — plain and simple. His singular, stirring body of work is the foundation upon which all else has been constructed. After hearing and falling in love with the mysterious voice on his debut single “Soul” in early 1996, we approached him about releasing a single on our newly formed label. For some reason he said yes. We drove from Indiana to New York to meet him in person and he handed us what would become the first of many JMo master tapes. And with the Songs: Ohia One Pronunciation of Glory 7” we were given a voice as a label.
Even if you’re not a fan of the band, you have to admit @jefflang did a fine job with this site that’s dedicated to the foursome from Vermont. It’s clean and makes it very simple to find what you are looking for, which for most Phish fans is finding the gems you either faintly remember seeing oh so many years ago or perhaps a gem you missed but recently heard has the best version of Bathtub Gin.
I’ve been having fun quickly jumping around to most of the shows I’ve seen in past years. A gem I picked out was from the Hersey show in 2000, the Tube -> Jam is very tasty and well worth the 20 minutes. Listen to this jam now.
Go back in time with Hearsay’s best of playlists dating back to 2001. All available for your streaming pleasure on 8track.com. When was the last time you listen to The Notwist “Pick Up The Phone” (2001) or Like Eating Glass by Bloc Party (2005)?
Check out 2012′s playlist here.
Hearsay is an L.A. based blog.
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