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Fans of Page France have been wondering for years what happened to the band after suddenly quitting with very little warning. Well your search is over. Cotton Jones (formerly known as The Cotton Jones Basket Ride) have been making music since 2008 and have advanced from releasing EPs off of Ann Arbor-based Quite Scientific Records to currently being signed to Suicide Squeeze. Blending psychedelic folk with indie rock (and some clear baroque influences for you classical fans out there), Cotton Jones is the epitome of hippie music. Like The Mamas and The Papas after a Saturday morning wake and bake, they make some of the most relaxed and peaceful music out there. Check out “Up A Tree (Went This Heart I Have)” off their 2009 Suicide Squeeze debut Paranoid Cocoon below.
Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric plays some old favorites as well as a few artists never to grace the T&T airwaves.
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies
Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free
The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse
Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…
Tonight on Torch & Twang, we celebrate the Man in Black’s 81st birthday with a special tribute. We’ve also got tons of a great new music from Son Volt, Enter the Haggis, Gurf Morlix, Michigan’s own Small Houses and more!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Wayne Hancock- Ride- Ride
Ha Ha Tonka- Usual Suspects- Death of a Decade
Bennett- Days Are Running- A Brand New Start
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer- Geordie (Child 209)- Child Ballads Read More…
This being the first album review for The Impacts’s new blog, there wasn’t any previous format for me to go off of. Being overwhelmed with the idea of all the possibilities or lack there of that came to my mind, I decided to just get the ball rolling. I loaded indie folk-country band Frontier Ruckus’s newest album Eternity of Dimming onto my iPod and took a nice little Sunday stroll, letting the inspiration come to me.
It’s always great to see a band showcase their all-around musicianship by completely switching up genres. Pg. 99, a hardcore/metal group, decided they wanted to make some heavy-hearted indie-folk and set out to do just that. Pygmy Lush throws around pendulum-esque guitar riffs over hammering beats, allowing vocals to soar easily overhead. Great music for early mornings and after rough days, Pygmy Lush is just the thing you need to soothe your sorrows. Check out “Yellow Hall” below. Read More…
Taken from the Neutral Milk Hotel song of the same name, Communist Daughter plays an interesting blend of folk and post rock that results in a heavy, yet upbeat sound. Dueling male/female vocals over ambient guitars and driving bass make these guys perfect for rainy days and iphone alarm clocks.