Justin TownesEarle is set to release his New West Records debut Kids in The Streeton 26th May. The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios, and is the first time in his career that Earle has worked with an outside producer.
Earle has announced a quartet of UK dates in the summer:
Track from new album, Kids In The Street, Maybe A Moment. Directed by Alicia J. Rose, follows two young girls hitchiking together and ending up in a bar where Justin is playing. He told Billboard: “It reminded me a lot of playing the Springwater in Nashville. When I was 15 years old I would play from noon ’til seven at night there. There used to be this [girl] that showed up in mini-skirts and halter tops and she and her friends would dance in front of the stage. There’d be two old drunks at the bar, the girls dancing in front of me – and those girls never looked like the ones in the video, that’s for sure.”
‘Kids In the Street’ will be available digitally, as well as compact disc and vinyl. The album is now available for pre-order via PledgeMusic including an exclusive, limited edition colored vinyl version of the LP, special 7” single including ‘Maybe A Moment’ as well as Earle’s reading of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’, and cassette.
‘Kids In The Street’ Track Listing:
1. Champagne Corolla
2. Maybe A Moment
3. What’s She Crying For
5. Kids In The Street
6. Faded Valentine
7. What’s Goin’ Wrong
8. Short Hair Woman
9. Same Old Stagolee
10. If I Was The Devil
11. Trouble Is
12. There Go A Fool
Little Hurricane Playing Under the Same Sun Same Moon
Out of California, the Duo Little Hurricane, are wielding forceful roots fueled storm on their third studio album and first on Mascot Label Group. The twelve tracks weave through tones and textures as we explore the sounds they create under the Same Sun Same Moon. The whole album is impactive strong driving percussive tones and vocals that embrace the lyrics with passion, yearning and sensitivity.
Little Hurricane are a husband and wife duo, have an innate understanding as they deliver ten tracks of rock, that is edgy, alternative and root deep in the foundations of popular music. Anthony ‘Tone’ Catalano is the front-man adding guitar tones and vocals that can growl and then flip into seductive mode; with Celeste C.C, Spina on drums and backing vocals. They are a team that creates a textural and beguiling landscape on every number from the title song Same Sun, Same Moon that opens the album through to the closing number Moon’s Gone Cold.
Bad Business may be the title of the second track, there is nothing bad about Little Hurricane’s business of producing an alternative sound. Bad Business has a grungy edge, with whispers of dirty blues. The mood changes with OTL with an anthem feel that has an accessible sound despite having no guitar! This should be getting radio play across the stations it is so atmospheric, an ear-worm of a number. The blues foundations of the duo are heard on tracks across the album, this is a roots alternative who owes its form to blues but certainly not dictated by traditional boundaries.
As we walk to Mt. Senorita with Little Hurricane the album takes a hill country feel and the interest is maintained in a narrative driven number delivered by Tone; the drumming once again forming an atmospheric backdrop of percussive energy. With only three tracks left, another branch of roots is captured with shadows of reggae beat underneath the almost pop delivery of the vocals, this is a catch party good time tune as they sing You Remind Me. With the vocals harmonizing we have a gentle melody and words about being mean and hurtful; with gentle guitar licks combining with drums with a sharpened edge.
The album has a happy feel and the music is very good, what you want to listen to with its compelling melodic drive and lyrics that have a sense of purpose without a message. A winning combo from Little Hurricane. No need to catergorise good music, just sit back, listen and let the waves of notes cascade over you and relax. Little Hurricane Playing Under the Same Sun Same Moon Same Moon cuts across genres with the music rooted in the past delivered in the now.
Little Hurricane – Same Sun Same Moon – Mascot Label group / Provogue
Omission The Magpie Salute Single From Debut Album
BRAND NEW SINGLE
Out June 9th through Eagle Rock Entertainment
The Magpie Salute releasing ‘Omission’ a brand-new single from their forthcoming self-titled debut album. The Album’s release date is 9th June 2017 through Eagle Rock, Entertainment.
Bluesdoodles, listen to the single and thought Explosive. Opening with raw, loud guitar that leads into a swelling of rhythm from drums and bass. Then with a swirl of energy the singing Magpie joins the salute to Rock that rolls with verve and attitude. No wonder the four nights they played recently at Under The Bridge in London were a sell out and the music acclaimed full of Black Crowes and more. Now with Omission, no omissions here with this debut band original composition. Omission encapsulates the mood and sound that is shaping the band. which is also the new band’s sole original composition.
The band will be returning to play dates in Europe this summer before on embarking on a full US headline tour. Full list of dates here.
Who are The Magpie Salute?
Rich Robinson and Marc Ford will be former Crowes bassist Sven Pipien, drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The group also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including Robinson, Ford, lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.
The new Album The Magpie Salute, release date 9th June 2017, produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Rich Robinson, the musically tight and expansive album recorded live-in-the-studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, except for the brand-new studio track and single ‘Omission’.
The album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch, the late Black Crowes keyboardist whose signature sound and gentle soul are woven into The Magpie Salute.
There’s a musical freedom on the band’s debut album, reflecting the musicians’ wide-ranging roots in the diverse selections of tracks, with half of the 10 songs coming in at over seven minutes in length.
The new album offers fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ ‘What Is Home’ and ‘Wiser Time’ and new interpretations of songs ‘Comin’ Home’ by Delaney and Bonnie, Bobby Hutcherson’s ‘Goin’ Down South’, War’s ‘War Drums’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Fearless’, The Faces’ ‘Glad and Sorry’, Bob Marley’s ‘Time Will Tell’, (which The Black Crowes covered on their second album), and the traditional song ‘Ain’t No More Cane’.