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Spotlight: Coco Hames

Coco Hames: songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, collaborator, band leader. Best known as frontwoman for the LA-based garage-pop combo The Ettes, Hames along with her group released five critically-acclaimed records, leaving a lasting impression on the underground scene of the aughts. Following a breakup of the band in 2011, Hames, now relocated to Nashville, shifted her focus away…

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April 2017: Coco Hames Self-titled Solo Debut

“I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry…With this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.” Coco Hames self-titled solo debut is our vinyl for April…

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March 2017: Marisa Anderson + “Liege & Lief”

Curator: Marisa Anderson Vinyl: Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief Masterful guitarist and boundary-stretching composer Marisa Anderson curates March with Fairport Convention’s 1969 Liege & Lief. “I was years away from playing electric guitar, and couldn’t completely relate to all of the song treatments, but I recognized the excitement of finding new ways to present…

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February 2017: Aaron Lee Tasjan on Elizabeth Cook’s “Exodus of Venus”

East Nashville’s Aaron Lee Tasjan takes over this month, selecting fellow Nashvillian Elizabeth Cook’s deep and resolute 2016 release, Exodus of Venus. “We’re going from Little Feat to REM, then put Appalachian harmonies on it. It’s all funky grooves with dark guitars, burning guitars. People were tweeting me, ‘Are you keeping it country?’ And the…

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January 2017: T. Hardy Morris curates Neil Young’s “On The Beach”

For January we stay embedded in the Georgia music scene, the heart and soul of which is perfectly embodied in the music of T. Hardy Morris. When he isn’t fronting Hardy & The Hardknocks or Dead Confederate, Morris preaches the gospel of Neil Young’s mid-70s discography. And for January he honors us with his words…

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December 2016: David Barbe on Slint’s SPIDERLAND

Closing out the year with an individual who is a constant beacon for the Athens Georgia music scene: David Barbe. For December Barbe has chosen a record that had a deeply profound effect on him both as a musician and an engineer. From early listens to Brian Paulson’s rough mixes up through 2014’s excellent remaster,…

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November 2016: Jojo Hermann on Junior Kimbrough

John “Jojo” Hermann had the goal of making it to New Orleans. Hopping on a plane from New York City to Memphis, the keyboardist was in search of the worlds of Professor Longhair and Dr. John. His initial intention was to stay in Oxford, MS for a few weeks with friend and writer Robert Palmer…

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October 2016: Natural Child and “Live-Evil”

For our twelfth month…something a little different. Unlike previous months of individual artists presenting their favorite records, this month we have an entire band rallied around one record. The Nashville rock ‘n’ roll trio Natural Child take the reins for October with a group dialog spotlighting Miles Davis’ 1971 Live-Evil, an album featuring both live and studio…

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September 2016: Eric D. Johnson curates Red Red Meat’s “Jimmywine Majestic”

Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats) steers us on to September, penning a thoughtful essay on Red Red Meat’s Jimmywine Majestic. Originally released on Sub Pop in 1994, Jimmywine Majestic was reissued on the acclaimed Jealous Butcher imprint in late 2015 as a double LP. The product of a band that would eventually morph into the experimental indie-rock…

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August 2016: Mac McCaughan picks Jackie Mittoo

Mac McCaughan closes out the Summer of Merge with the incredible Soul Jazz Records release, The Keyboard King at Studio One, showcasing “one of the defining figureheads of reggae music,” Jackie Mittoo. This double LP compilation features Mittoo’s work as a solo artist at Studio One’s Brentford Road studios in the mid-sixties, recording on a…

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