Let’s jump all over the musical map this week — some homegrown country folk, two acoustic performances from England, a great downer from Scotland, a bit of New England indie rock, and some 80s-ish piano pop.
Happy Monday — grab your favorite beverage and turn it up to 11 🙂
The Felice Brothers – Carriage / Country Ham
Mother Nature inexplicably decided it should be winter again here in Indiana, so here’s Ian Felice playing a great winter song.
The Felice Brothers recently released an outstanding Christmas-themed EP entitled Felice Navidad. (Ha! Buh-domp, tshh)
All the profits from the EP go to charity, as if you needed another reason to like these guys.
And seriously folks, if the names Richard Manuel or Gram Parsons mean anything to you, you should just get out your wallet and buy everything The Felice Brothers have ever recorded.
Frightened Rabbit – Death Dream
Speaking of songs apropos of winter, here’s a new tune from Frightened Rabbit, Scotland’s foremost purveyors of all things sad and bastard.
Their new record, Painting of a Panic Attack, is due out April 8th and now available for pre-order.
Fred Page – Wars / Lake Komo – Resurrect (live Mahogany Session)
How’s about some live acoustic British folk.
Noah Chenfeld – Give You What I Want
Enough sad stuff, let’s do some straight-ahead piano pop that’s reminiscent of The Stranger-era Billy Joel in the best of ways.
I chatted with Mr. Chenfeld briefly a few days ago — no plans for a full-length album yet, just singles for now, but you can check out more stuff in the meantime here.
You Won’t – Ya Ya Ya
Let’s finish with some upbeat indie goodness from Massachusetts duo You Won’t.
Their sophomore record, Revolutionaries, is due out April 29th. (Spoiler alert: we got an advance copy, and it’s very good.)
Until then, you can check out their great debut album, Skeptic Goodbye, right here.
Until next week, cheers.