This is ‘The very best of Lofiles’ January – June 2010, our very own kinda World Cup, and it is important to point out that all of the artists listed below are finalists, we love and respect them all. Enjoy their music and support the artists by buying their albums.
Archive for the ‘Country’ Category
Kevin Barker has been all over. He`s spent the last few years touring and recording with artists like Devandra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vetiver, Espers, Antony and the Johnsons, just to name a few. During his college days he was fascinated by John Fahey`s finger style picking and started recording under the name Currituck county. He has recorded few albums as CC. On his latest release ‘You and me’, released by ‘Gnomonsong‘, he has assembled an unbelievably talented group of musicians: Pat Sansone(Wilco), Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson(Elvis Costello), Eric Johnson(Shins, Fruit Bats), and old time collaborator Otto Hauser(Espers, Vetiver) and created a beautiful melancholy romantic contemporary country folk album full of golden harmonies, smooth grooves and awesome guitars . Check this guy out and go buy his beautiful album!
Check out the lineup for the Monolith Festival this year. We don’t know about you, but we`ll be there – Colorado Sept 12th – 13th
Yeah yeah yeahs
The pains of being pure at heart
Edward Sharpe & the magnetic zeros
These United states
Cymbals eat guitars
The Mars volta
Method man & Redman
The dandy warhols
The Twilight sad
This is the side project of Beth of Times New Viking and Rob of Eat Skull. This is mother of Lofi project, recorded on a farm in Ohio few years ago, and is being released only now via MEDS Records. Check out this cassette recording country music.
Last time I have heard about her she was a drummer for label mates “Band of horses”. Now she writes sad minor melodic pop country songs. This is a poppy as my blog goes but I have listened to this song 20 times in a loop this weekend so here you are – Baker Lake by the real talented Sera Cahoone. Love this pedal steel part when the chorus sets in and on that little intro.
This is of the Sarah Jarosz Bio section on her site:
….”The making of Song Up In Her Head with producer Gary Paczosa (John Prine, the Duhks, Chris Thile) was a comparatively simple affair, given that it had to be scheduled around her high school classes and that she was learning how studios worked while making the album. (Learn she must have; Jarosz is credited as co-producer.)
“We started pre-production in March of last year,” she says, “and then we really started diving into it around June of last year. I cut the majority of it in Nashville, at Gary Paczosa’s studio. We had a session here at Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, and I traveled up to New York City in December to record with Chris Thile and Paul Kowert. We did one little thing at Blackbird Studio in Nashville. And then we did one more song at [Dixie Chick] Martie McGuire’s studio in Austin. Gary was working with her at her studio, and I was able to record one of my songs there”…
Listen to this Decemberists cover – Shankill Butchers
Bob Schneider is kind of an institution in Austin, Texas. He has often been billed as “the next big thing” in alt-country/rock-pop music and has built a large, loyal following through years of touring. It is a believable scenario that Schneider is simply content as a big fish in the pond that is Austin, but it is also realistic to believe that he is still just a couple steps away from exploding on a large-scale national level.Sonically, He blends multiple genres…country, rock, pop and even hip-hop and funk. He tells honest-to-a-fault stories in his songs. Listen to him Live on The Laundromatinee) Listen to this pure beauty – classical guitar and vocal. You could watch that as well on Vimeo
Born in a tree house, killed in a friend’s living room, 86′ed from his own funeral, Blaze Foley is now a bona fide country music legend. His heartfelt songs are covered by Merle Haggard, John Prine, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.The movie “Drunken Angel” reveals the secret of failing in the music business while succeeding as a legend.
Kevin Triplett began life as a filmmaker in east Texas but KMart tragically stopped selling Super8 film. He turned to electronics and became an electrical engineer in 1984, a software developer in 1991 and returned to film in 1998. This is the filmmaker’s first and final film, having created IHHO the perfect documentary. His next project is a cyberspace video game, in development since 1996.