A bit thin on the PMN this week but fortunately Jamendo is looking
really good these days. Tracks from USA, Australia, Argentina and
France. Getting set up this week with my chum Jeremy Gugenheim for
another Session at the
. (Looks about right!)
Lordy Lord – Davis Coen
Blues circuit guitarist/singer Davis Coen's most recent
accomplishments have included original music on the DVD release of
Martin Scorsese`s PBS special 'The Blues'; backup work on the last
release by Jesse Mae Hemphill, entitled 'Dare You To Do It
OK, so I played Davis Coen on SnC 115 a month or so ago. He’s
simply very, very good.
La Mar - The Beautiful Girls
"Music is a weird thing," says frontman and creative powerhouse Mat
McHugh. "If you're doing it right, you're only trying to respect
the spirit of it, but it seems that every step in making it is a
compromise of ego and industry. Maybe you never actually get
I suppose we benefit from their trying. Had this on my PMN playlist
for a few weeks.
Find their details at:
Spectacular storm last night.
Sin Capitan – Butumbaba
Found on Jamendo which proved itself to be a wonderful melting pot
of styles and genres.
Desde su formación en 1993 en la ciudad de Santa Fe, Argentina,
Butumbaba es una banda que se ha dedicado a la investigación y
experimentación de los ritmos derivados y afines al Ska y al
Reggae. A lo largo de estos años, en un trabajo constante, la banda
Their latest album Majiukakonvinazion
is available at a
few outlets in Santa Fe (Compactos, Musitop, X-Bomb, Zero extreme
shop, Visual, Margat, Ropa & Roll and Magaforce) plus a whole
load in and around Buenos Aires. If that’s not quite where you are,
there are quite a few on-line stores listed on the band’s website
and a pretty good video at:
Vibe - Corrientes
All Corrientes music is recorded, mixed, and produced by Ivette
Torres in a home studio. Ivette is a Cuban-American, born in NY
“I sang something and then reversed it and ended up liking how it
so I kept it like that.
I don¹t even remember what I was saying forward.
I have to find the sample one of these days and reverse it back
to figure out what I had originally meant to say.”
One temptation too far! I-ve reversed the track in the final 10
seconds or so to reveal the original song. On Jamendo.
Les femmes nues – Luc
Can tell you very little except that this is the third track on the
album Luc et les immigrés
also on Jamendo.
Notes from Amy B from Gold Box
in San Francisco whose track I played last week In
the shownotes but check: www.amybmusic.com
whose quirky and
excellent Spiders also got into last week’s show tells me that he’s
got an new EP in preparation and should have it done over the
summer. Definitely something to look forward to. If you can’t wait
you’ll find good stuff at:
Les champs de roses - Danakil
Formed in 2000 by 8 students from around Paris they have crept up
to be a nine piece band:
Chant : Balik
Sax : Das (le coach)
Trompette : Tom-Tom
Trombone : Big keuj'
Basse : Massif-Boris
Batterie : Titi (le Duc)
Guitare : Papa Dus
Guitare : Fab'
Claviers : Smarties
After a while gigging they self-produced their 2006 debut album
. The new 12
track album Dialogue de
which is available as CD or MP3 download from their
site where you can hear the other tracks before you buy. Also on
Need a little squeeze - Copper
A younger, more bluesy & jazzy version of the Texas Tornados
fronted by a husband/wife duo Danny and Michelle Jerabek - the
music is described as "polka-rock-Zydeco". There is another track
that I’m tempted to slip in soon. (From the PMN)