Yep, it’s a Bandcamp thang, but it is a real who’s who of alternative music with Vibracathedral Orchestra, Richard Youngs, Chris Corsano with Paul Flaherty, MV & EE with the Golden Road, Silvester Anfang II, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Heather Leigh, Bardo Pond, Tom Greenwood (of Jackie-O Motherfucker), Gate, Bird People, Tom Carter himself and, literally, loads more.
Let’s face it, most of todays finest musicians probably don’t even make as much as the UK’s national minimum wage and to suddenly be unable to play live, to have to pay for a new transatlantic flight home and all the healthcare costs must be a real nightmare
…and the award for best album name of all time goes to “Country Stash” coming from MV+EE on May 10th via Three Lobed Recordings and Blatant Obviousness. It’s a new studio album featuring contributions from the likes of Mick Flower, Andy Ramsay, Rongoose, Rafi Bookstaber, Paulie G & Jeremy Earl.
MV & EE have just posted a blog on their myspace site saying that they’re not going to post on there anymore and directing people to their new blog http://www.mvandee.blogspot.com/ for all future info.
As myspace becomes more and more difficult to use and increasingly rammed with enormous adverts, expect many more to be copying MV & EE’s actions. When I first relaunched this site, less than 2 years ago, myspace was still the main method of communication with the artists I play on the podcast but nowadays, everyone seems to be on facebook instead.
Three Lobed Recordings have put out a six and a half hour long download-only tribute album to Jack Rose.
It costs $15 and all the proceeds go to Jack’s estate. “Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose,” will be up soon exclusively from the download portion of the Thrill Jockey site, FINA
You can download the 41-track recording from the following link :
Stuart Leslie Braithwaite
Byron Coley with Son of Earth
Danny Paul Grody
MV & EE
Joseph Mattson (reading from “Empty The Sun”)
No Neck Blues Band
Charlie Parr & Mike Gangloff
Six Organs of Admittance
D. Charles Speer
Spiral Joy Band
Sunburned Hand Of The Man
James Toth, Kerry Kennedy and Jason Meagher
Cath & Phil Tyler
Scott Verrastro / Nathan Bowles
Zaika with Loren Connors
Zaika with Paul Flaherty