Fri 10 Jan
Cass McCombs - Big Wheel
From Americana singer songwriter Cass McCombs ‘Big Wheel and Others’, one of 2013’s best on Domino.
Fri 29 Mar
Undomondo Radio 138
The first ever undomondo tribute is for the king of the west, the baritone crooner with the handlebar moustache, the late Lee Hazlewood.
Lee Hazlewood - A House Safe for Tigers (Choir)
Lee Hazlewood - The Nights
Lee Hazlewood - Come on home to me
Lee Hazlewood - Bye Bye Baby
Lee Hazlewood - Rosacoke Street
Eve - Anyone who had a heart
Lee Hazlewood - Little Miss Sunshine (Little Miss Rain)
Suzi Jane Hokom - Same Old Songs
Lee Hazlewood - A Better place to be
Lee Hazlewood - Paris Song
Lee Hazlewood - Won’t you tell your dream away
Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning
Lee Hazlewood - Chico feat.
Lee Hazlewood - Love and Other Crimes
Lee Hazlewood - Taxi
Lee Hazlewood - Must have been something I loved
Lee Hazlewood - Stone Lost Child
Lee Hazlewood - Pour Man
Tue 26 Mar
Ólöf Arnalds - German Fields
Not to be mixed with Ólafur Arnalds, Ólöf Arnalds is fellow countrywoman, who was responsible for the wonderful Við og við from 2007. Instrumentalist & Folk singers new one Sudden Elevation on One Little Indian is the first one recorded solely in English and is once again a joy to behold.
Daniel Bachman - Brother Green
Another upcoming Tompkins Square release will be by Daniel Bachman, whom we have invited in Istanbul as part of our Expeditions Series. This limited 7” will only be available at Daniel’s March & April in-stores and shows.
Check out the tour schedule and catch this guy, he deserves your attention.
Mon 25 Mar
Lena Hughes - Pearly Dew
Tompkins Square, one of my fave Early Music labels releases Queen of the Flat Top Guitar by Lena Hughes.
These recordings were made in the early 60’s in Arkansas and released in very limited fashion as a private press LP. A musical “amateur” that best exemplified true artistry, Lena Hughes was born in Grape Grove Township, Missouri, in 1904. Though she never recorded any 78s and only one LP, Hughes was most influential through her steady performances at various fiddler conventions and folk festivals throughout the Ozarks.
Lisa/Liza - Bright Tea Leaves
I’ve been sitting on this little gem for far too long. Portland’s Lisa/Liza's 5 song EP is a heaven for lo-fi folksters. Armed with only her guitar and her reverb drenched vocals, her songs evoke sad psychedelic vistas and melancholy. Name your price at Bandcamp. Cop this if you like Grouper, Alela Diane et al.
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Wed 12 Dec
Mirel Wagner - No Death
(by Friendly Fire Recordings)
Just saw this one shared on the Swans FB page.
Finnish songwriter Mirel Wagner writes utterly chilling blues and folk songs focused on death and loss. But instead of being lachrymose or overly weepy, Wagner is ominous and unsettling, calmly combing over the ghastly details in her icy alto. Emusic
Sat 17 Nov
Father John Misty Performs - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Jesus Christ, girl
What are people gonna think
When I show up to one of several funerals
I’ve attended for grandpa this week
Thu 15 Nov
Gareth Dickson - La Bamba
Forgot to share this gem; Mr. Dickson covering the Gypsy Kings standard La Bamba in his own haunting way.
Sat 27 Oct
Ses ve Müzik Keşifleri / Expeditions in Sound and Music 1: Daniel Bachman
The full concert of our series debut, by Daniel Bachman.
Wed 24 Oct
Father John Misty - Nancy From Now On
The alter ego of J. Tilman, ex-Fleet Foxes. This was about to expire in my drafts folder.
“I see a lot of rampant, sexless, male-fantasy everywhere in the music around me. I didn’t want any alter-egos, any vagaries, fantasy, escapism, any over-wrought sentimentality. I like humor and sex and mischief.” Subpop
Mon 22 Oct
Daniel Bachman covering Kensington Blues
Our man Dan covering one of his biggest inspirations Jack Rose, at Galerie Rademann
Sun 14 Oct
Connan Mockasin - Faking Jazz Together
Once again unbelievably heady & psychedelic video from Connan Mockasin. Don’t miss!
Wed 10 Oct
Juana Molina and Gareth Dickson - Two Trains
Great concord between Juana Molina and Gareth Dickson, just look at their evasive smiles. Gareth will be our second guest in Istanbul for the Undomondo / SALT production Expeditions in Sound and Music. The concert will take place next week on the 17th and it’s free!.