Billy Mack Collector - Bad Turnip


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I am imagining that in Billy Mack's head food and friends are held in sort of a similar regard, both in his level of his appreciation for them and as an all-organic, life-sustaining fabric that weaves together his worldview. I assume this because just about every song on this Bad Turnip CD is about either one or the other, or both. What you get is an album that feels like going to a small corner grocery store with cramped aisles and overflowing produce bins and running into everyone you know. 18 songs of toybox-folk.

Listen to The Sunflower Field and Bake Yr Own Bread.

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Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards - Live From The Nave Gallery


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For those who don't know, the Massachusetts Walking Tour has been traversing up, down, across, and all around Massachusetts on foot for the past three summers. It has become a community-oriented, people-powered, culture-affirming 14+ day expedition/exploration/institution. It was founded by Nobody's Favorite Records artists Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, and here is a recording of their set at the last show of the first tour back in 2010. It takes place in the cavernous Nave Gallery at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church in Somerville, Massachusetts, after they had just spent the past two-and-a-half weeks walking the length of the state. Includes the previously-unreleased track "Brothers".

Listen to I Ain't Going Out There No More and A Hundred Miles.

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Grey Milk - Nocturnal


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Grey Milk grows some beards and releases a rustic EP that balances between outdoor hootenanny (the subtlest of owl puns) and campfire lullaby. Jesse Hoo-Hoo-Hoo-Houle (not-so-subtle) and Sean Watson are joined by The (Tree) Branch Collection/Captain #1's Tim Denson and Jennifer Winchell Denson (who also did the artwork) to employ a bestiary of instruments and voices, thus turning your speakers into an arboretum of sound.

Listen to So Long.

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Fang Noir - I Accept My Defeat


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I try to avoid name dropping well-known artists in these album descriptions, because I think it's a pretty lazy way to talk about music and I don't think it does a band justice to say "These guys sound just like someone who's more successful and famous than them", but a) I'm way behind in updating our online catalogue and therefore not above taking a shortcut at the moment and b) I don't think Fang Noir would mind the following categorization because it's probably exactly what they're going for anyway: What Weezer 's third album should have been like, if it was sung by Frank Black.

Listen to Enemy and Anything Twice.

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Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution - Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution


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The last three releases that Mark Mandeville has provided us have all manifested themselves under three different and distinct monikers: The Accident That Led Me To The World's The Island Gospel (2008), his solo No Big Plans (2010), and now an album that finds him still adhering to his given name but this time sharing the billing with a backing band called Old Constitution. Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution is, at times, more raucous (and rocking) than any of his previously output, but it also builds upon the Americana and singer-songwriter foundations upon which No Big Plans was assembled, and even maintains some of The Accident That Led Me To The World's chamber-folk touches. I will go out on a limb and say it's his most complete work and strongest collection of songs yet.

Listen to Land Of Plenty and Take A Little Home.

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