Two readers talk new music in this Fan Mail episode. Steven Routledge touts As I Lay Dying, Alex Lahey, Nick Lowe and the National (plus a Tom Petty cover by J Mascis). And Tom Neuerberg turns us on to the latest by Broken Social Scene. And then – sport!
What’s Jim been digging lately? How about new music from the great Nick Lowe and instrumental soul stars Budos Band? Plus, a Pink Floyd cover by acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela.
All this week, listeners recommend holiday songs. Let’s kick it off with Bill Mulligan’s pick, a 2013 gem from the ageless Nick Lowe.
It’s a bit of a mellow month for Patrick, in terms of new music. Not in terms of transportation!! Songs by jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and guitarist Marisa Anderson (plus a cover by the great Nick Lowe). Rest in Power, Kia Rondo.
We talk with Glenn Dicker and Billy Maupin of Yep Roc, an impressive independent label that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It’s roster includes established artists like Nick Lowe, Chuck Prophet and such emerging artists as Mandolin Orange and the Stray Birds. They discuss the changing music business of the past two decades.
The fans email us. And hit us up on the social medias and so on. And then we collect a batch and respond to the comments over some drinks. This week, featuring songs by Hoops, the Replacements, the Clash, Chris Cornell, the Shins, the Damned and the B-52’s.
Yesterday, we played some Material Issue and Buck Owens for our younger friend Adam Woodard. Today he gets two more songs he’s never heard, as Woodard Week reaches Day 4.
John Eatherly of emerging rock/power pop band Public Access T.V. joins us again. This time he talks about some key influences, including Nick Lowe and Sparks. We love “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.”