You can stream this week's RecommNeds and previous featured releases through these
handy RDIO and Spotify
playlists as part
of the new JamBase channels for each.
Thanks to the Twitterec from brother @lifftwit, I came upon
this excellent under-the-radar gem from Austin’s
Abram Shook. His debut LP, Sun Marquee, is an eye-opening, smile conjurer,
reminiscent of the
Broken Social Scene’s breakout You Forgot It In People. Gentle grooves, masterful
arrangements, great, great songs,
Shook will either be our special secret or a big deal. For now, cue Sun Marquee up,
hit repeat and enjoy…one of my
favorites from 1Q2014.
Spotify: Abram Shook - Sun
Rhapsody: Abram Shook -
Fletcher C. Johnson :
It Rained Something Wicked
“The lyrics to this song, I sing them and they’re gone…” so sings Fletcher C.
Johnson on the opening song of
his don’t-miss new album, It Rained Something Wicked. Johnson is a master
songwriter, combining mid-era Beatles with Flying Burrito Brothers country-psych. But it’s the delivery that works:
a confidently reverbed rock and
roll that’s equal parts nostalgia and forward looking. The seven-minute “Gone Down the
River” is an impressive keystone
to a superb album that opens with a track called “Thanksgiving” and ends with another
called “Merry Christmas.”
Nothing bad happens between Thanksgiving and Christmas, right?
Spotify: Fletcher C. Johnson - It
Rained Something Wicked