Fine and quirky music from Las Vegas, Queens, France, Portland
Oregon, Newfoundland, Nashville and NYC.
Perhaps a slightly different show this week with mercifully less of
The hops (pic) are ripening nicely on the landing just outside the
studio door here at the barn (having climbed up 15 feet or so from
the ground). We just need some barley, yeast and Burtonised water
to set up our own brewery. Although if you've heard PC Podcast this
week you'll appreciate that it isn't quite that easy.
Bad Habits - Brian O'Shea
From the album Still Alive and
Previously featured on SnC178.
A slightly different format.
Million Years Ago - Kathy
The Kathy Fleischmann Band is comprised of four seasoned
singer/songwriter/musicians from NY. Their music is a mix of blues,
rock, jazz and folk.
The Kathy Fleischmann Band is currently performing in Long
Island/Queens the NY area at venues including The National
Underground, The Underscore and The Alphabet Lounge. They have just
released, The Second Took Even
, their first full length CD with 10 original
Pete Cogle again exceeded all reasonable expectations this week by
discovering an astoundingly fine track Washboard Lemon
by Geoffrey Lemon which you'll hear at the very start of PCP
275. I must admit that I didn't hear it as trad jazz. It seemed
more like a reworking of something like 1930s dance music. Whatever
it is I found it worryingly compelling. Take a listen for yourself
Worldconkest - Jeffrey
Jeffrey Lemon does not fall anywhere: from hip hop, dub, drum and
bass, the electronica and jazz, he experimented with various sound
worlds and machines are a ticket of invitation to the doors of
Often accompanied on stage by MC Nasty, posing texts with a flow of
fluid disconcerting, and his drummer Crazy Drummer from the jazz,
the electronic and the acoustic blend perfectly to give birth to a
new genre: music "Electro-lemon"
Octavio - Viva Voce
From their album RoseCity on the Amore!Phonics label which was
released on CD just a couple of weeks ago. Kevin also lets us know
that " To much questioning and asking I give this answer - yes,
vinyl is on the way! September will find the 180 gram vinyl release
of Rose City on the Jealous Butcher record label.
We worked with
Jealous Butcher on the release of the Blue Giant EP last year and
we were thrilled we got to work with them again on this release.
par for course, the vinyl release will include 2 additional cuts
not on the CD or digi. Wax only my friends!
I won't spoil the
surprise, but the tunes turned out quite amazing and we"re happy
they'll have a home on Jealous Butcher."
from "Rose City"
More On This Album
Come Clean - Chris Kirby
Vampire Hotel is Kirby's highly-anticipated sophomore recording,
and is produced by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar, Gov't Mule, Taj
Mahal). Production of the record was split between Fat Tracks
Studios in St. John's, NL, and Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios
in Austin TX. Heavily influenced by New Orleans Rhythm & Blues
and Motown Soul, but rooted in the rich Newfoundland tradition of
storytelling, Vampire Hotel offers a unique and refreshing brand of
music from a truly original artist.
Your Truth - Sharon Lang
(Nashville, TN, USA)
Accompanied by friends and fellow musicians Lyndsay Pruett, John
Depriest, and Josh Minyard, Lovers and Thieves is a simple,
no-frills portrayal of Lang's experiences both before and during
her time in Nashville. Inspired by the unique community of artists,
lovers, gypsies, dreamers, saints, and sinners that occupy this
fair city, it truly expresses a love of first-class effort and
sincere dedication to all things that are good.
Good things die - Nordgarden
(Hammer / Oslo, Norway)
An old track from the first album which brings a great combination
of guitar and trumpet. Terje is on the west coasts of Canada
and USA for a couple of weeks. Watch out for him popping up with
surprise gigs at various club nights.
Pride - Paula Toledo
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
There seems to be a really strong seam of Canadian women producing
beautiful songs at the moment. I think Paula Toledo is among the
best. Melancholy shadowing optimism. Jangly guitars to atmospheric
sounds. Paula co-produced this album with Jonathan Anderson,
additional prod. & mixing by David Odlum (Josh Ritter, The
Frames) at Black Box Studios in France.
I first played Paula on SnC 003 back in Feb 2006. She's been a bit
quiet since 2007. Too rare and precious a talent to be allowed to