Not sure what I think of this show, but I thought this was worth a watch:
If you don’t like Sturgill, sorry for posting every time he does anything. Also, if you don’t like Sturgill, why not?
Anyway, he has a new album and accompanying movie/long-form-music-video. Here is one of the songs. It is not country, but it doesn’t matter. It is great. Fun fact, he produced the new album of Tyler Childers, the subject of the last post.
I have tendency to first like a song because of the melody, then only pay attention to the lyrics after many listens. Then sometimes, a song does a great job of grabbing your attention right away with some powerful lyrics. This song, Tyler Childer’s Feathered Indians was one of those: (thanks, Nora)
If I’d known she was religious
Then I wouldn’t have came stoned
To the house of such an angel
Too fucked up to get back home
Reminds me of this song, The Prettiest Thing, by the Modern Don Juans. Here is the Avett Brothers covering it: (thanks, Spotify Discover Weekly)
It was a news years day at a seaside bar
There was a special on PBR
The ocean roared outside the door
No one but us, and some hard-core drinkers, lost in the stormy day
To continue the streak of covers: when you only check in on a band with what they put on Spotify, you might miss an album released through a Kickstarter campaign. (thank you Mike for this one). Enter Electric Six’s Mimicry and Memories from 2015, containing Phil Collin’s Easy Lover:
To compensate for the lack of posts, lets keep a streak going. I like this Dixie Chicks song, Cowboy Take Me Away fine enough, but Lissie giving it the Rick-Rubin-stripped-down treatment has gotten it locked in my head for much longer than I would like.
I first heard of Lissie from her amazing cover of Kid Cudi’s Pursuit of Happiness. Doing this great cover might have been a lot of people’s introduction to her, because she put an entire covers album.