Soulful Sunday With THE LEMONHEADS

17 October 2021

25 years ago, 15 October 1996, EVAN DANDO and his LEMONHEADS
released their seventh, critically praised, album CAR BUTTON CLOTH.

Here’s sensitive single IF I COULD TALK I’D TELL YOU.

Dando: “That song comes from when I would lose my voice and
I couldn’t talk, so I would write down, ‘If I could talk I’d tell you.’
I wrote that down once, and I thought, That’s a good title for
a song.”

THE LEMONHEADS: Facebook

Soulful Sunday With BIG THIEF And New Mesmerizing Single ‘CHANGE’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

10 October 2021

Band: BIG THIEF
Who: Indie rockers with folk and country roots
Active:  Since 2015 / 4 studio albums so far

New single: CHANGE
4th new song in 2021. The band promised
to release a double album next year.

Change is a gripping pearl. Intimate and tender

Would you live forever, never die, while everything around you passes?/
Would you smile forever and never cry while everything you know passes?

BIG THIEF: Facebook

(Image on top: cover of ‘Two Hands’ album)

SOULFUL SUNDAY With New Emo ELBOW Single

3 October 2021

Band: ELBOW
Who: Daydreamers from Greater Manchester led by Guy Harvey
Active: Since 1997 – 9 studio LPs so far (new one included)

New album: FLYING DREAM 1
Release: 19 November 2021 – more info here

Guy Garvey, August 2021: “We don’t phone each other for a chat. We don’t
talk about life outside the music until we’re together. These hushed night-time
missives told us how each other were doing. When we finally got together, all
that was to do was record the songs, honour them with amazing additional
singers and players in a gorgeous space and catch up. It was beautiful.’

Album trailer…

New single: THE SELDOM SEEN KID

Elbow at its emo best…

ELBOW: Facebook

THE KILLERS – Hear/Watch Enraptured Live Performance On American TV

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

Band: THE KILLERS (Los Angeles)
Song: IN ANOTHER LIFE
Performance: On American TV, on the Late Late Show with James Corden

The gripping song is from the band’s recent album Pressure Machine. A nostalgic
look back at frontman Brandon Flowers‘ youth in his hometown Utah. No bombastic rockers this time, but sensitive, tender musings with a Springsteen-eque songwriting signature.

Enraptured live performance…

Pressure Machine album in full…

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THE KILLERS: Website

Soulful Sunday With Legend JACKSON BROWNE – New Album ‘DOWNHILL FROM EVERY WHERE’ Out Now

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

1 August 2021

Artist: JACKSON BROWNE (age: 72)
Active: since 1966 / 15 studio albums
(including the new one)

New album: Downhill From Everywhere
Released: 30 July 2021

One of those imperishable artists from bygone hippie times.
One of those legendary Americana masters of songwriting.

AllMusic says: “An album full of strong performances, few missteps,
and the weary charisma that has been one of the singer’s hallmarks.
A half-century into his career, that timeless feeling that signified even
Browne’s earliest releases is still present, if ever-so-slightly more
shopworn by time’s passing.”

Don’t move an inch, have yourself a lazy Sunday…

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JACKSON BROWNE: All AlbumsWebsite

SOULFUL SUNDAY With Brand New Album By Old Byrd DAVID CROSBY

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

25 July 2021

DAVID CROSBY: one of the former Byrds nightingales and one of
the legendary CSN & Y voices has a new solo LP out called FOR FREE.

Although it sounds to my ears as if this could have been a characteristic
Crosby record from the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc… the press is pretty euphoric.

NME gives it a 5/5 score: “If ‘For Free’ does prove a parting gift, it’s as fitting as
any, an album that can only be made after a life lived. And it’s another glimmering
triumph from the counterculture great.”

And American Songwriter rewards the 79-year-old troubadour (turning 80
next month) with a 4/5: “Clearly, Crosby’s content with where he still resides, an
artist whose drive and determination remain as emphatic as ever. With For Free,
David Crosby soars on his own satisfaction.”

Anyway, it’s a fine album for lazy Sundays like this one…

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DAVID CROSBY: FacebookAll Solo Albums

SOULFUL SUNDAY With Supreme Album ‘RANDOM DESIRE’ By GREG DULLI

18 July 2021

Artist: GREG DULLI (Hamilton, Ohio)
Best known as mastermind of Afghan Whigs

Soulful Sunday album: RANDOM DESIRE
Dulli’s solo debut
Released: 21 February 2020

Rolling Stone wrote: “Reminds us why he was one of
the alt-rock era’s most compelling tortured romantics.”

Turn Up The Volume said: “One of the most honest,
most human, most gripping and most affecting LPs
of 2020.

Enjoy here…

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GREG DULLI: Facebook

JOHNNY CASH – Album ‘AMERICA V: A HUNDRED HIGHWAYS’ Came Out 15 Years Ago

Musings for the laziest day of the week

15 July 2021

The late great JOHNNY CASH (26 February 1932 – 12 September 2003)
recorded between 1994 and 2002 five albums with famous producer
Rick Rubin. The LPs were released each as part of his American Series
project.

The final one American V: A Hundred Highways came out posthumously
15 years ago – July 2006 – almost 3 years after he passed away. It topped
the US Albums Chart. Cash’s first number one in 37 years.

Pitchfork wrote: “Johnny Cash’s final album attempts to balance man and myth,
with songs that allude to his grief, his deep faith, and his impending death.”

It’s a really special record, mostly ballads/hymns/reveries/reflections (old and
new). His near-broken voice is so gripping and so emotive. It makes you wonder
what went on in his head. He already was sick during the recordings and he knew
that his journey on earth would soon come to an end.

He’s one of the few artists that bring tears to my eyes.
May his soul rest in peace.

Two tracks were issued as singles…

– GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN –

– HELP ME –

Full album…

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JOHNNY CASH: Website

Sepia-Colored Melancholia – THE SUNCHARMS With New Single ‘LIQUID THROUGH MY HANDS’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

4 July 2021

Band: THE SUNCHARMS (Shefflied, UK)
Who: Band formed in 1990. They supported indie-pop legends such
as The Brilliant Corners, St Christopher, The Orchids and The Television
Personalities
plus gigs with emerging shoegaze bands such as Cranes,
Catherine Wheel
and Curve.

Track: LIQUID THROUGH MY HANDS

Part of the recent released Sunday Records compilation called
Something Beautiful, but also the band’s first single of their
upcoming debut album.

This is a perfect heavy-hearted and starry-eyed musing for rainy
Sundays, this summer. Sepia-colored melancholia to lose yourself
in while lying on your lazy couch and watching a dream on a screen
in your mind.

Close your eyes…


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THE SUNCHARMS: Facebook

(photo on top: via FB The Suncharms, edited by TUTV)