The simple goal of this blog is to post new and unique music by artists you know and many that you don’t, usually via music videos or video recordings of live performances. I keep my ears to the musical railroad tracks of the world, and only the tastiest bits that I find make it into the ‘biscuit mix.
Per Carey Ann and Michael’s standard operating procedure, here they are kickin’ ass. Check out my previous Shovels & Rope posts, including Birmingham and the title track from their album from which all of these amazing songs are taken, O’ Be Joyful. If you’re already aware of this fine duo from Charleston, SC, note that a deluxe edition of the album was recently released, so be sure to check out the new tracks.
“We live in a society where terrible behaviour is rewarded with coverage and attention, where celebrity is seen as a talent in itself. I understand the allure of image and of a good story, but I sometimes feel like it trumps the content. When I wrote Shameless I’d just been feeling so over how much bullshit style over substance there is to ‘making’ it in this business.”
Sweet acoustic performance by this Irish band of their latest single, my favourite performance of High Hopes that I’ve seen so far. Filmed in Dingle, Ireland for the most recent Other Voices music series.
Absolute fabulousness by Har Mar Superstar. The new album Bye Bye 17 was released last month and every track is at least as fabulous as this here video. I did feature it as one of my fav releases of April, after all.
I’ve always hated potluck dinners with a passion, but Hippie Annie flashes her fancy bloomers is this here video, so here’s the Annies’ latest video in your face! Maybe I wouldn’t despise potlucks so much if this was how they went down.