March 7, 2019, RRAR Music Blog has your fresh track picks!
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Tracks by Damon Johnson, Filthy Friends, and Vincent H.L!!!
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DAMON JOHNSON – Shivering Shivering
“Shivering Shivering” is a superb new track, taken from Damon Johnson’s new album, ‘Memoirs Of An Uprising’. The album is set for release on March 8 on Double Dragon Records, and you can pre-order it right now.
- Pre-order on your online/streaming platform of choice
- Order a physical copy of the album (CDs or vinyl)
As a big fan of Black Star Riders, I was quite gutted when I heard Johnson was leaving the band. I realize of course that the demands of the music business can be harsh, and each person has to make their own way through it. I am delighted to hear this new track because at least there’s some great new music to look forward to!
FILTHY FRIENDS – Last Chance County
by Maria Savva
Today’s track of the day is “Last Chance County” taken from Filthy Friends’ upcoming album, “Emerald Valley”, which is due to be released on May 3rd.
Filthy Friends is a talented supergroup featuring Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, and others.
You can pre-order the album here.
VINCENT H.L – Yeeeaahh
I’m not going to lie: you will probably either love this or hate it. I am very much in the first camp because I think it’s brilliant. But judging by the reactions of various people I’ve played it too
, some seem to get it, some don’t. For me, it’s reminiscent of Captain Beefheart or early Beck – the Mellow Gold/Stereopathetic Soulmanure/One Foot in the Grave era Beck – a bit oddball, quirky as hell, but authentic and heartfelt and tapping into a rich musical history of underground, backwoods, traditional shamanistic don’t-give-a-shit music.
Vincent Lum has been kicking around the New Zealand music scene for quite a while it seems, and has dabbled in all sorts of different rock ventures: punk, metal, blues rock. This is taken from his first solo record under the name of Vincent H.L which is more a folk/rock, roots, slightly batshit acoustic punk record. As well as Beck, I can hear echoes of Nick Cave in there, a touch of Tom Waits maybe. It’s called Weird Days anyway and came out in June last year. If you do like this then you should check it out. It’s great. It’s certainly a bit different, and I like different, it makes me happy.