Jabe is another artist off the roster of Hi-N-Dry (Billy Conway’s label; ex-Morphine). Impressive music from this small Boston Label. “You Can’t See The Stars” has a serious Neil Young/John Cougar Mellencamp music-from-the- heartland vibe. Lyrically though it reminds me of countless sad drinking songs in the AMC songbook.
(Editors note: Ashley was a little disgruntled that Blitzen Tapper displace the Jewish gypsy blues of Hazmat Modine the other day. Ashley I hope you’re still out there and enjoy this.)
Hazmat Modine are probably the coolest NYC band you’ll never read about on an mp3 blog. I’m not really sure why either. Their blend of klezmer-gypsy-blues should be all the rage inthis age of Devotchka scoring a major motion picture. They play instruments that you’ve never heard of, and I’m sure their live show is a dance party, their new record is out on August 29 on Barbes Records. You can buy the new record here.
Bonus video of Hazmat Modine on Russian TV