Tag: Country-folk

RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTSRYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS

Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts is a transatlantic collaboration, with frontman Ryan Hamilton hailing from just outside of Fort Worth, TX, while his backing band The Harlequin Ghosts are based in the U.K. The follow up to 2019’s This Is The Sound (which won an Independent Music Award for Best Indie Album’), Nowhere To Go But Everywhere was written by Ryan during a long road trip across the USA with his dog Peaches, while coming to terms with his recent divorce.

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PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : THE JAYHAWKS – RAINY DAY MUSIC (2003)PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : THE JAYHAWKS – RAINY DAY MUSIC (2003)

Blast from the distant PoP past – 15 years on…

THE JAYHAWKS Rainy Day Music (Lost Highway/American)

After the greater pop emphasis of Sound of Lies and Smile, the Jayhawks return to the roots rock approach of their earlier albums (especially Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass) with this, their first album with the Lost Highway label (also home of that other alt-country standard bearer, Ryan Adams).

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THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP10 FT. QUIET SLANG, RALEGH LONG, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE MAGIC GANG, SPOOKY RUEBEN, DERMOT KENNEDY, SHELL OF A SHELL, PUNCHLINE, JOUSKA, THE DAHMERS!THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP10 FT. QUIET SLANG, RALEGH LONG, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE MAGIC GANG, SPOOKY RUEBEN, DERMOT KENNEDY, SHELL OF A SHELL, PUNCHLINE, JOUSKA, THE DAHMERS!

Another week, another Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!

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PoP20 | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : FLEET FOXES – S/T (2008)PoP20 | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : FLEET FOXES – S/T (2008)

FLEET FOXES Self-titled (Sub Pop)

This is probably one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever written. Ever since I first listened to this debut full-length from Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, I’ve been wondering how in the world I would be able to string together a couple (or more) sentences that would do justice to this masterpiece! For a band to be able to meld the rustic melodic beauty of Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks’ Smile and the heartfelt echoes of 70s singer-songwriter movement, is almost unbelievable.

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