Treat Her Fine: A Mixtape

As finals draw near and the first semester comes to a close, here’s a little playlist to get you through.

1. Hank – Treat Her Right (off of Tied to the Tracks)

2. Maybe Baby (Buddy Holly Cover) – Justin Townes Earle (off of Rave On Buddy Holly)

3. Let’s Go Young – Hundred Visions (off of Permanent Basement)

4. Don’t Stop Loving Me Now (Floating Action Cover) – Juston Stens (via Everybody Taste)

5. Who’s Gonna Find Me – The Coral (off of Roots and Echoes)

6. Thought and Commonsense – Cheers Elephant ( off of Like Wind Blows Fire)

7. Where’d All the Time Go – Dr. Dog (off of Shame, Shame)

8. 50 Lashes – Floating Action (off of Floating Action)

9. Lonely Lonely Night – Juston Stens (off of Trash or Treasure)

10. California – Cheers Elephant (off of Man Is Nature)

11. Hot Love – T. Rex (off of Electric Warrior)

12. You Never Know – Wilco (off of Wilco)

13. Leaves, Trees, Forest – Dan Mangan (off of Oh, Fortune)

14. No Voodoo- Allah-Las (off of Allah-Las)

15. Soul Sister – Allen Toussaint (off of Life, Love And Faith)

16. In Living Color – Lands & Peoples (off of Pop Guilt)

17. Big Bad Love – Andrew Combs (off of Worried Man)

18. Leap – The Cave Singers (off of Welcome Joy)

19. You Had Me At Hello – Mystery Jets (off of Radlands)

20. You Silly Git – Dan Mangan (off of Nice, Nice, Very Nice)

21. Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen (off of Nebraska)

Listen to it on Spotify

Treat Her Fine (.zip file)

Dr. Dog “Exit For Sale”, Wild Race EP

I’ve been a fan of Dr. Dog ever since I first heard the Grateful Dead/Beatle harmonies of “Worst Trip” and The Band homage of “Alaska”. Yes when they first started, they were a “revivalist” band, perfectly happy to ape the ‘60s status quo.  Things started to change around Shame, Shame when they released the biting “Take Me Into Town” as a bonus track. In February 2012 Be The Void followed, showing Dr. Dog at their most creative they had been in years. It was no longer just spitting out the music of their forebears, it was adapting it, putting it through some weird kind of dimension where all time periods existed at once. I still consider it one of the best albums of the year.  8 months later Dr. Dog released Wild Race EP  containing this neat little number “Exit For Sale”.  Featuring a menacing chromatic piano line and bluesy guitars, the song explodes into some beautiful harmonies during the chorus and remains an example of the goods Dr. Dog has to offer.

Take Me Into Town – Dr. Dog

Exit For Sale – Dr. Dog

Ephemera:

Worst Trip – Dr. Dog

Alaska- Dr. Dog

Snakes, Neighbors, and A Good Kind of Crazy: A Mixtape

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a Mixtape and far too long since I’ve updated the site in general so enjoy this latest mixtape packed full of  both old and new, some classics, some you never will have heard of…all of it good. So sit back, relax, get that right-clicking hand ready and enjoy the full mix after the jump.

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Mixtape Monday Presents: Barn Burning Night in Brooklyn

After a little hiatus Mixtape Monday is back! Enjoy the rootsy, organic, and acoustically heavy mix featuring some great bands both old and new and some you’ve probably never heard of.  Everything’s free (if you want to download a song, just right click and save target/link as) but please do try to support the artists responsible for the tremendous music.  The full mix after the jump.

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