Shining A Fresh Light On A Lightnin’ Hopkins Essential

  • “…an album that reintroduced Hopkins to music fans and helped tip the ’60s folk and blues revival into being. The effect that one album had on rock ‘n roll is inestimable.”

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March 2018 Vinyl of the Month
February 19, 2018

February is wrapping and we a pleased to announce the vinyl of the month for March 2018! Featured Indie THE BREEDERS All Nerve Notable Reissue SPOON Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Outlier ANNA BURCH Quit The Curse Yours for the picking now through March 15th. Join the Club. Learn more about each over in This […]

February 2018 Playlist
February 2, 2018

The monthly playlist is alive! This month we have over 120 minutes of music including new tracks from Tune-Yards, Barr Brothers, The Breeders, Rhye, Monster Rally, Yo La Tengo, – *catches breathes* – Margo Price, Eels, Hop Along The Go! Team and Twain! On top of that we have some new favorites from Ava Luna […]

Keepers: The Backstory
January 17, 2018

Growing up as a kid of the 90s listening along to my parents vinyl collection, I learned to appreciate the act of attentive listening. I’d pour over the extra large artwork, turn over the sleeves, squint at the liners, but I’d be there. Right there. Just listening. It was like making friends. You’ve found someone […]

February 2018 Vinyl of the Month

The month of goblins, nasty gals and underwater jam sessions…

December 2017 Vinyl of the Month
November 16, 2017

But first…Some BIG News Every month we feature a new record we believe would be a welcome addition to any listener’s collection. However, we understand there are some months where you just might want the option to choose which record you get. Starting this month and from now on YOU will have your choice in which record […]

Reissue Alert: Kishi Bashi’s ‘Room For Dream’
October 27, 2017

Kishi Bashi’s 2011 debut Room For Dream is finally back in print. The five track EP includes alternate mixes of favorites “Bright Whites” and “Manchester” as well as the bonus track “Unicorns Die When You Leave”. Reissued on clear 10″ vinyl and available now via Joyful Noise, the EP is also available digitally in all […]

5 Mood Records for Halloween
October 26, 2017

Well, it’s happened again. Halloween has come out of nowhere and you need something to listen to. Whether you want some records to get you in the mood, or just a soundtrack for Halloween night, these are five of our favorite (and not-so-obvious) spooky records that are sure to be give to get you in […]

November 2017: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Lotta Sea Lice”
October 24, 2017

We ran into each other on the road in various continents and talked about the recordings. I guess it wasn’t till i had another tour booked for the following summer in Australia that we thought we should record as much as we can, no major goal to make it a full length but it came […]

October 2017: The Creation – “Action Painting”
September 27, 2017

The Creation’s career in the 60s burned like a flashbulb – bright for a moment and then suddenly out again. Turmoil in the band rooted in lack of commercial success and frequent lineup changes ended its life quickly, but not without the release of rock and psychedelic influenced music. Although the band’s activity lasted only […]

September 2017: Willie Nelson “And Then I Wrote”
August 22, 2017

It took Willie Nelson a couple years to find his footing in the songwriting world…

Spotlight: Coco Hames
March 24, 2017

Coco Hames: songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, collaborator, band leader…

April 2017: Coco Hames Self-titled Solo Debut
March 20, 2017

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…

March 2017: Marisa Anderson + “Liege & Lief”
February 21, 2017

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 […]

February 2017: Aaron Lee Tasjan on Elizabeth Cook’s “Exodus of Venus”
January 23, 2017

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 […]

January 2017: T. Hardy Morris curates Neil Young’s “On The Beach”
December 19, 2016

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 […]