Wow! New Music From Giant Sand, Todd Snider, and (sort of new stuff from) J Tillman

Shit there’s a lot going on. I can barely keep up. I guess the summer doldrums are coming to an end and the fall season is upon us. I don’t have the time or the space to comment extensively on these three releases but I’ll try to link to bio material when appropriate so you can get the whole scoop.

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Todd Snider
has an 8 track ep coming out in August, it’ll actually be available as a free download on his site for one week in August. The record is called Peace Queer and features material that is more stridently political than previous Snider stuff. But from the song titles, cover art, and the song below you can hear that his wry sense of humor hasn’t left him. Here’s the title track “Mission Accomplished”:

Mission Accomplished [Download]

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Also Yep Roc just released the new song from the upcoming Giant Sand record proVisions. What can I say but that it’s typical (great) Howe Gelb. Like Smog or Wilco, the man can virtually do no wrong, whether he releases a gospel inspired record, an experimental freak-out, or a singer-songwriterly acoustic affair. I’m not sure where this new record will land on the spectrum but it features guests like Neko Case, M. Ward and Isobell Campbell. Here’s one song off it called “Increment of Love”. Pre-order the new record here and get a bunch of cool freebies.

Increment Of Love [Download]

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Finally Aquarium Drunkard’s label Autumn Tone has announced they will be making available early limited edition records from J Tillman. I’ve written about the ghostly folk music of Tillman before and consider him one of our best writers and singers. Here’s the title track to one of the records that will be available everywhere fine records are sold or simply direct through Autumn Tone here.

I Will Return [Download]

2 Responses to “Wow! New Music From Giant Sand, Todd Snider, and (sort of new stuff from) J Tillman”

  1. woodsmeister says:

    Actually, Todd Snider has pushed back the general release of Peace Queer to October – I got an e-mail from his publicist yesterday saying the following:

    “Todd Snider's birthday is October 11th. That means he's a Libra – you know, balanced and fair. This year, he'll be celebrating by giving away a free download of his new EP 'Peace Queer 'at ToddSnider.net from October 11th to October 31st. That's news, as is this information: 'Peace Queer' is now due in stores October 14th on Snider's own imprint (Aimless Records, distributed by RED, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment),”

  2. Joop Kielema says:

    The new Giant Sand song is briljant. How Gelb can write such songs but most of his work is in my opinion oneven and not always produced with enough effort. But this sounds great. Looking forward for the new record.