Fortunately, I had some time this morning to listen to some things. A few thoughts:
- Swedish band “Hold Your Horses” released their first full-length album, “Broken Bones and Shattered Dreams,” and it’s early in the year, so I’m looking for under-the-radar music to add to my 2018 New Country Showcase
- Mickey Lamantia’s album “Every Bad Habit” is mostly outlaw country that I don’t get into all that much (outlaw this and outlaw that), but here’s a couple of songs that deviate from that theme: “How Do I Say Goodbye” is very heartfelt, and “Heavy Dose of You” is a love song.
- Robert Ray’s album “Run Away With You” – first couple of songs I heard didn’t grab me, but the song “Doctor Time” is catchy, and placing such a title after Lamantia’s “Heavy Dose of You” seemed like a very natural fit.
- The World Famous Grassholes’ “The Outlaw Janey Jenkins” is another I found this morning when looking around. Here’s their song Pedicab Pervert . I don’t know that it fits any of my playlists, but kudos for doing something different.
- The Time Burners released their album “The Girl Can Cook” earlier this week, but I’ll mention it here, since a selection did made my list. This is a husband-and-wife group from Nebraska.
- Milan Miller’s “Timepiece” is a bluegrass EP available on Airplay Direct.
- Oil’s “Wild Geese” EP has an oddball folk charm. There wasn’t a song that really fit my playlist, but here’s a song St. Peter’s Lament
- I’ll close out the post with a decidedly non-country oddball: Shonen Knife covering Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of Michael Jackson on the new album ” Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”: Eat It