Alt Country Folk

STREAM: Great Lake Swimmers – Easy Come Easy Go

Toronto folk rock/alt country Great Lake Swimmers are readying the release of New Wild Everywhere (pre-order here) and finally offered up a new single. “Easy Come Easy Go” immediately charms with swaying guitar/strings mixed with lead vocals by Tony Decker and a little help from Miranda Mullholland. Look for their 5th album New Wild Everywhere […]

Alt Country Indie

The Decemberists Hit #1? Nice.

I don’t take a ton of stock in Billboard sales these days, since I assume no one besides me (and a few others) actually buy albums. However, its still pretty great to see some of your favorite bands score #1 in sales for the week. The Decemberists were the latest indie heroes to hit the […]

Alt Country Covers

Or, the Whale: “Toxic” cover and “Datura

I haven’t mentioned San Francisco-based alt country rock outfit Or, the Whale nearly as much as I should on this site. Their hit “Call and Response” was #7 on my Favorite Tracks of 2009 list and their second album, Or, the Whale received solid reviews on sites like allmusic and Pop Shifter. Their most recent […]

Alt Country

Drive-by Truckers: Ambitious 2010 Plans

Their most recent studio album, Brighter Than Dark’s Creation, was my favorite album of 2008, so its only right to give an update on Drive-by Truckers. Patterson Hood & crew will be releasing their eighth (!) effort, The Big To Do on March 16th. It will be their first album on ATO Records and is […]

albums Alt Country

Favorite Albums of the Decade: Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006) Not too many ladies were on my playlists around Spring 2006, but that would change upon hearing Neko Case. Laura’s recent mixtapes had me looking for new kinds of music in many places and one that I had neglected was Impact 89FM, MSU’s college radio station. […]


10 Albums I Can’t Live Without

Whitney over at Pop Candy was calling for reader lists of “10 Albums You Can’t Live Without“. Albums that maybe aren’t critically the best of all time, but records that if you were stranded on a desert island (for some reason, I kept think of the island on “Lost”) you’d have to have. My list […]

JayeL Audio Mixtape

New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 4-4-09

Wow.  I mean I’ve watched almost every game this season and I thought we were good, but damn.  Glad to see Raymar snap out of his slump. GO GREEN!!!!!!!!! Lets celebrate with a mixtape. As you can see, I’m trying to get a few things done before I head to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for […]