Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TV on the Radio - Ambulance (The Daphne Lee Martin cover)

THE RIGHT COVERAGE - Set to release on the same day as TV on the Radio's long-awaited new album, this is the World Premiere of this most worthy TVOTR cover by Connecticut songstress DAPHNE LEE MARTIN. On the track, Martin is accompanied by Graham Thompson (guest co-vocals) and David Keith (drums). All other parts are covered and recorded by Daphne herself.

Meet Daphne - After a whirlwind affair with roots music, garnering her several songwriting and performance awards, including CT Music Awards' 2012 Country Artist of the Year and Whalie Awards' Album of the Year, Daphne Lee Martin is back in force with a new collection of songs on her latest pair of records, Frost & Moxie (Telegraph Recording Company). Since its release, the albums have been featured on The Needle Drop, Rolling Stone contributor Eric Danton's Listen, Dammit, NPR's Where We Live, No Depression, WTNH's CT Style, The Day's Live Lunch Break, and Boston Dig, Surviving the Golden Age, Daytrotter, Radio K, as well as a number of other national blogs and zines. Moxie charted in the Top 200 CMJ weekly chart (with over 45 adds) and was included in Under the Radar's official SXSW Sampler followed by three national tours including SXSW. In 2014 Daphne was nominated in the New England Music Awards for Female Performer of the Year as well as the CT Music Awards Singer/Songwriter of the Year.

What's Next? More covers before the release of a new album of Daphne Lee Martin songs. "This is the 3rd cover release in a series, there are at least 3 more coming over the next few months," writes Daphne, adding she intends to tease audiences with a forthcoming album, Fall On Your Sword (2015). Definitely One To Watch.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boys And Girls - Streight Angular make new music



Streight Angular making beautiful noise together.

It's hard to know what to expect next from sound explorers STREIGHT ANGULAR, the threesome have played in nearly as many configurations and styles as music genres exist and I couldn't be happier about that. A live show can be pure theatre - but one should not mistake this band's wild enthusiasm and spontaneous creation for lack of skill. Quite the contrary, the band sat down with us recently and recorded a killer session (that's coming soon!) 

All this being said, here's a fun little jaunt we're unveiling for the first time anywhere. Sound a lot like they could be talking about sex, but I could be wrong..


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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Blackmailed by Freedom Fry

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO - I've been enjoying the music of US/French duo Freedom Fry all summer long. We played this new track on the radio show this week and I really need to share the music video. French songstress, Marie Seyrat, and Michigan-born musical chameleon, Bruce Driscoll (of Blondfire) make the music and filmed the video - about Blackmail. Chilling and a little dark. Front and center though is the gorgeous Seventies-style low-fi sound, which is pretty much unstoppable. This is definitely a band you need to know..

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Friday, October 31, 2014

VIDEO of Adam & Ryan on-air with Jonathan Clarke on Q104.3fm NY - talking about The Outlaw Roadshow

Adam Duritz and Ryan Spaulding was invited in to the Manhattan studios' of Q104.3fm - New York's best rock station, last weekend. Jonathan Clarke asked the pair about the mission statement for The Outlaw Roadshow, our amazing artwork and the future..

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Counting Crows and Friends "Kat's Song" live at The Outlaw Roadshow

What you're about to see is one of the key moments of The Outlaw Roadshow 2014. Hosted at The Bowery Electric in lower Manhattan and seen by hundreds live, Counting Crows took the stage and played divinely. At the end of the set, Adam called up Austin singer-songwriter Nakia to play keys. The two had secretly discussed a collaboration and this was it.. 

In attendance, having played earlier in The Outlaw, was K Phillips. Phillips had been asked to come to the front of the room to catch Nakia's big moment with the Crows. Nakia, a lifelong Counting Crows fan, was playing with the musicians he loved - but he was covering the K Phillips song, "Kat's Song" (original version here.)

I was standing within arm's reach of K in the crowd and saw the realization of the moment appear on his face. And as the realization that the climax of the show was a cover of his original song.. tears began to flow. And not just K... Pretty much everyone in the audience who had ever heard K Phillips sing, who understand that he had traveled from Texas for this ... anyone who understand the sacrifices that need to be made to follow dreams... hell, most of us were crying. Half-way through the video, Adam calls the stunned K up on stage to sing along.

And near the end, members of the bands Tallahassee, Golden Bloom and Matt Sucich (each had already played and stuck around) joined them all on stage. It's hard to describe a moment in which everyone wins - including the audience, but this was it. And to put it all in perspective, after this super-small and intense set in NY, the Crows next performance was in England on Later.. with Jools Holland - a BBC show viewed by millions.


MORE GREAT VIDEO TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! (Editor's Tip: The SBG YouTube channel is AWESOME.)