August 22, 2017

Wolf Solent: See You Leaving

Multi-instrumentalist Danny Trew Barton has put up another track from EP // IV. his latest Wolf Solent release. See You Leaving is filled with intricate, neo-psychedelic textures, with his totally-at-ease vocals on top.

Andy Pratt: Horizon Disrupted

photo: Phil Goldman.

It may seem a bit odd for producer Steve Albini to produce an album of a Chicago jazz zinger, but after receiving a demo in the labeled "Andy Pratt (Not That One)" he was intrigued. Pratt loves rough-around-the-edges sound, preferably captured on and analog equipment, and contacted Albini to see if he was up to it to make an album.

Horizon Disrupted centers around the vocals and Pratt's luscious string quartet arrangements. Don't be afraid that he turned it into a smooth crooner album. Pratt carries a lot of grudges and he isn't afraid to put them to good use. He made a singer-songwriter's jazz album with a rock attitude. it feels good, but it pulls no punches. Trying to pigeonhole is futile, like great music should be.

Triggerfinger: "Colossus" video

Watch the new Triggerfinger video for Colossus, the tgtiel track from their new album. Monsieur Paul shines with a great rumbling bass on this one. The animated clip was made by MOUNTAIN EMULT.

Colossus hits the shops on August 25 thru Mascot Records. It will be available on black and blue vinyl, CD, and through all the usual digital outlets. All pre-orders will be signed by the band.

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull 50th anniversary tour

Ian Anderson will celebrate Jethro Tull's 50th anniversary with a UK tour in April 2018. The band was a groundbreaking progressive act act. They were huge in the USA, playing Madison Square Garden quite a few times. From Prog:

I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either!

I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world.

And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks – musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio.

August 21, 2017

Cover Me: Sweet Virginia

Watch the Tedeschi Trucks Band tackling the Rolling Stones classic Sweet Virginia. Oliver Wood and Chris Wood helped them out. Recorded live @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO - 2017/07/30. Full audience recording on and Live Music Archive.