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  • Woods - With Light And With Love

    With Light And With Love”, the single from their forthcoming album with the same name, is nine minutes of shamanistic bliss, allowing listeners to really settle into the groove that comes with its understated Wurlitzer melodies and frequent breakdowns and buildups. Impose Magazine

    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

    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.

    Lena Hughes - Pearly Dew 

    Tompkins Squareone 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.

    Press Herald Review 

    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

    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

    (Source: youtube.com)

    Gareth Dickson - La Bamba

    Forgot to share this gem; Mr. Dickson covering the Gypsy Kings standard La Bamba in his own haunting way.

    (Source: youtube.com)

    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

    Daniel Bachman covering Kensington Blues

    Our man Dan covering one of his biggest inspirations Jack Rose, at Galerie Rademann

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