Weekly Roundup for April Twenty-Fourth / three fingers of whatever’s strong

On this week’s roundup . . .

. . . Wasilla’s finest indie rock band returns with a new single, JTE gets sad, Tyler Childers gets spiritual, and Ty Richards gets weird.

Happy Monday.

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Justin Townes Earle – There Go a Fool

Grammar be damned, this new song is great and this new record is shaping up to be outstanding.

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Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still / Purple Yellow Red & Blue

Alaskan indie rockers return with a catchy single and a new album this June.

Also, this song is still jamtastic.

(The drummer, however, is not the least bit impressed.)

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Ty Richards – Spaceman

Ty Richards has been called “Beck Zeppelin” by his fans.

Impossibly high praise notwithstanding, there’s some vintage fuzz rock, some futuristic synth, and a whole lotta musical goodness going on here.

Zillion is out now.

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Allen Stone – Sex & Candy (Marcy Playground cover)

Well here’s a different take on that one song you’ve heard a million times.

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Tyler Childers – Born Again (live)

In the song and story below, you can hear some similarities to a few great songwriters of the past and present: a little of Jason Isbell’s earnestness, Sturgill Simpson’s understated intelligence, and John Prine’s sense of humor.

And the best part?  It’s all wrapped up in a story about weed and a song about reincarnated chickens.

(Song starts at 3:02 if you’re in a rush.)

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Until next week, cheers…

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