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.
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”:
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.
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.