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.
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.
Shakey Graves & Rayland Baxter – Climb on the Cross
Well this just looks like a whole lot of fun.
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.