Weekly Roundup for October Twenty-Fourth / we could be both struck down by a tired trucker tomorrow

On this week’s roundup . . .

. . . sad, pensive folk from overseas x2, a snarky political ditty, a couple of outstanding duets (one new, one classic), and some German blues rock.

Glüklich Montag.

Gallery 47 – Mother’s Plan

Gallery 47 is the nom de plume of a young British songwriter named Jack Peachey.

Jack is going to release a fantastic album of quiet, contemplative folk on November 10th called Clean.

It sounds a bit like Justin Vernon producing a Shins album; in other words, it’s very good stuff.


Loudon Wainwright III – I Had a Dream

The Notorious LW3’s still got it, folks.

Buy all his things here.


Shakey Graves & Rayland Baxter – Climb on the Cross

Well this just looks like a whole lot of fun.

If you’re unfamiliar, you can check out more from Mr. Graves and Mr. Baxter here and here.  You probably won’t be disappointed.


Aldous Harding – Stop Your Tears

Here’s something from New Zealand that’s evocative and haunting and beautiful.

Ms. Harding’s music has been called “gothic folk”, and that’s a pretty apt term.

Her self-titled debut record is out now on Flying Nun Records.


Phil Ochs & John Lennon – Rhythms of Revolution

No big deal with this one, just Phil Ochs and John Lennon hanging out in a hotel room in 1971, chatting about things and then playing a song.


Florian Ehrmann – Buttermilk

Upbeat, shuffling bluesy rock from Germany to wrap things up.

Check out Hood Queen here.


Until next week, cheers.

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