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I See A Darkness
  • I See A Darkness
  • Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  • Now Here's My Plan
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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - I See A Darkness

Many times
We’ve been out drinking
And many times
We’ve shared our thoughts
But did you ever, ever notice
The kind of thoughts I got
Well you know I have a love
A love for everyone I know
And you know I have a drive
To live I won’t let go
But can you see it’s opposition
Comes a-rising up sometimes
That it’s dreadful and position
Comes blacking in my mind…

And that I see a darkness

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A magical, new, extra wide First Aid Kit music video to start off your week.

Magic happens y'all. Seriously. I opened an email last week and had the new Drive By Truckers - English Oceans album attached to it. Magic. This is an awesome album. Right out of the gate with Mike Cooley and every bit of what makes him amazing on “Shit Shots Count”, which happens to be my favorite track on this now well played album. Patterson Hood is equally amazing in the way that only he can be. “Grand Canyon” and “Pauline Hawkins” are two of my favorite Patterson Hood tracks on the new album. The Truckers brought their A-game for “English Oceans”. Mike Cooley appears a lot on this album for fans of his. So does Patterson Hood. Which in my opinion is badass, I love both of them and their distinct and unique voices. 

Track Listing is:

  1. Shit Shots Count
  2. When He’s Gone
  3. Primer Coat
  4. Pauline Hawkins
  5. Made Up English Oceans
  6. The Part Of Him
  7. Hearing Jimmy Loud
  8. Til He’s Dead Or Rises
  9. Hanging On
  10. Natural Light
  11. When Walter Went Crazy
  12. First Air Of Autumn
  13. Grand Canyon

The band is as tight as they have ever been. A really great album that is sure to please fans of The Truckers, as well as, win over new converts. You can bank on it.“English Oceans” is a great listen, one that I can’t wait to own on vinyl, and yes, it is available for preorder now. The release date is set for March 4th, 2013. March 3rd for our friends in Europe. That being said go get your preorder on y'all!

http://drivebytruckers.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=407_64587

Sunrise
  • Sunrise
  • Ryan Bingham
  • Mescalito
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Check out Ryan fuckin’ Bingham. He is my 2nd favorite country artist. In 2015, he will be touring with my first favorite, Lucero. Might just have to head back over to Austin for that. But for reals I know this ain’t hawdcoah, but check it out anyway. The lyrics get kinda dorky at the chorus but the song is god-damned beautiful. If you are one of those “everything except for country” people, fuck you, check this out.

Ryan Bingham - Sunrise

I’m takin’ my chances,

I’m taken my sins.

Throwin’ ‘em down the hill and I’ll watch 'em come around again.

Watched 'em fall, watched 'em rise up to the sky.

A hundred miles an hour across the river to the other side.

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Lucero - When I was Young

“In the lonesome of the night I wake, no names do I call/In the lonesome of the night I drink to all the loves I lost”