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Song of the Week: Courtney Barnett “Depreston”

I’m really serious about this statement:  Indie rock is not having a good year.

I’m a bit late to the party, but Courtney Barnett is one of the few bright spots.   So this week for SOTW,, we are going outside the box and bringing you a song that didn’t come out this week, but rather back in March.   The best track from her amazing album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” is one of the finest tunes of the year.  Enjoy!

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Marriage Equality & The Times They Are A Changin’

Real simple…equality for all is a great thing and should be celebrated. As always, Bob Dylan said it best:

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’

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#Throwback Thursday – Bob Dylan – Dark Eyes

Rolling Stone magazine recently posted a “Top 10 Bob Dylan Songs of the 80’s” article. This was obvious click bait but I still couldn’t help myself, I had to take a look. I quickly skimmed the article and made a playlist on Spotify to listen to on the train. Some tunes were familiar, while some were completely new to me.

To be completely honest, in my obsession with Dylan I have largely ignored his work from the 80’s. The popular narrative among Dylan disciples is that this was his lost decade. Christian Rock, overproduced albums, and quotes like this from Dylan himself, “I’d been kidding myself, exploiting whatever talent I had beyond breaking point. I’d known it for a while. The previous ten years had left me pretty whitewashed and wasted.” I mean if Dylan felt this way, how should we feel?  This does not make you wanna run down the street to a record store or start streaming these albums.  (more…)

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Frank Turner Returns with “The Next Storm”

Frank Turner shared a new track from his perfectly titled new album “Positive Songs For Negative People” The new album, his 6th, is scheduled for an August 7th release. Turner recorded his latest effort in Nashville over a short 9 day recording session at the end of 2014.

If “The Next Storm” is any indication of what to expect from the new album rest assured, you have nothing to worry about. Frank always stays true to himself, and this song is Turner at his best. Check it out for yourself.