Thursday, June 25, 2015

TnJ 549 (6/25/15)

Special session: Best of 2015 (so far), roll up and enjoy!


MIKE FRANK and FRIENDS - $1000  (2015 a Doorway Beyond)
Hard to go wrong with a Hammond B3 and a 1971 Neve console.
AJ GHENT BAND – Keep on Working > Keep on Working Jam  (2015 Live at Terminal West CD/DVD)
Sacred steel, laying it on thick and groovy.
ALABAMA SHAKES – Don’t Wanna Fight
Not afraid to experiment with the “sound” of their second album.
PIMPS of JOYTIME – Dank Janky
Brooklyn-based garage funk with some great guests, including Ivan Neville.
STORMING the BEACHES with LOGOS in HAND – Gorillas in the Sky  (2015 Southwick Howls)
Two years in the making, this album does Santa Fe proud.
BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR – Sweet Madelene > Slipstream  (2015 Space Is Still the Place)
This Austin band works the atmospheric aesthetic better than most.


UMPHREY’S McGEE – I Want You [She’s So Heavy]  (2015 the London Session)
Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London.  Great cover of a great song.
MY MORNING JACKET – Only Memories Remain  (2015 the Waterfall)
Still kings of the ethereal, and banking on it heavily this time around.
DAWES – Things Happen  (2015 All Your Favorite Bands)
This album sounds more “plugged in” than earlier efforts, to their benefit.
DREW HOLCOMB and the NEIGHBORS – Avalanche  (2015 Medicine)
Folky singer-songwriterism that is neither too sparse nor too jangly.
CHRIS STAPLETON – Might As Well Get Stoned  (2015 Traveller)
This “country” artist is way too cool to be heard on many country stations.
GOV’T MULE w/ JOHN SCOFIELD and MIKE BARNES – Afro Blue  (2015 Sco-Mule, 9/23/99 the Roxy, Atlanta, GA)
Excellent archival release.  That it went unreleased for so many years is a tragedy.  Haynes and Scofield doing what they do best: ripping it up.

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