Wednesday January 30th 2013, 3:05 am
Video of the Day: Phosphorescent
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YouTube Preview ImagePhosphorescent- Song for Zula

Here’s a sneak peek at “Song for Zula” off of Phosphorescent’s latest album Muchacho (out March 2013 via Dead Oceans). They’ve just announced a two-month long worldwide tour in support of the record, kicking it all off at SXSW in Austin in March and then continuing across the US and over to Europe. Complete tour dates are after the jump.

Wednesday January 30th 2013, 2:57 am
Snapshot: Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton

Wednesday January 23rd 2013, 6:03 pm
Video of the Day: The Parson Red Heads
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Parson Red Heads – Another Chance

The Parson Red Heads’ music video for their tune “Another Chance”, which appears on their latest record Yearling (released yesterday on Parson Farm / Second Motion Records.)

Wednesday January 23rd 2013, 5:56 pm
Snapshot: Buffalo Springfield
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Monday January 21st 2013, 12:27 pm
Video Of The Day: Faron Young
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YouTube Preview ImageFaron Young- Hello Walls

Faron Young performing a classic country tune written by a then-struggling young Texas songwriter named Willie Nelson. Young’s 1961 single recording for Capitol Records was a huge hit, topping the country music charts at #1 and crossing over as a pop hit too (#12). Its success helped to put Nelson on the map as both a songwriter and also a country music performer to watch — Willie recorded “Hello Walls” himself in 1962 for his debut LP, And Then I Wrote.  Faron Young, incidentally, was also known as both “The Hillbilly Heartthrob” and “The Singing Sheriff” (we’re not sure which one he is here).

Monday January 21st 2013, 12:22 pm
Snapshot: Bob Dylan and Albert Grossman
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Bob Dylan looking at the back cover of the first Byrds album, with manager Albert Grossman

Friday January 18th 2013, 7:39 am
Video of the Day: Scarlett O’Connor & Gunnar Scott
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YouTube Preview ImageNashville actors covering The Civil Wars

Have you started watching Nashville yet? Besides the fact that it stars Connie Britton (aka Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights…clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!) and is set in my hometown, it also features some really beautiful tunes sung by some extremely talented actors. For example, check out this Civil Wars cover featuring Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio) above. Note: if you haven’t watched the show yet, you may want to avert your eyes so you don’t ruin any story lines. You can listen to a few more tracks by the pair after the jump.

Thursday January 17th 2013, 8:57 am
Snapshot: Emmylou Harris
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Thursday January 17th 2013, 8:52 am
Video of the Day: Caitlin Rose
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YouTube Preview ImageCaitlin Rose- I Was Cruel

Caitlin Rose performing  a cover of The Deep Vibration’s “I Was Cruel” live in December 2011 for LaundroMatinee. An MP3 of the performance is below. Click here to watch her performing “Spare Me” from the same set and here to listen to the Vibration’s original version of the tune (which features Rose on backing vocals).
MP3: Caitlin Rose- I Was Cruel

Tuesday January 15th 2013, 9:22 am
Mixin’ With JD McPherson
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JD McPherson

For the latest edition of our Mixin’ With Series, we have the great JD McPherson who’s curated a mixtape for us entitled Praise, Sob, Riot, Repeat. The mixtape, which features a gospel song followed by a tearjerker and a hardcore punk track,  boasts tunes by the likes of The Staple Singers, Irma Thomas and The Buzzcocks. McPherson is currently gearing up for an 8-date UK tour in support of the release of his latest single, “Dimes For Nickels”, (out January 28th via Rounder/Histyle). He’ll be stopping in London this Thursday, January 15th for a gig at the Electric Ballroom in Camden before heading up to Manchester, Glasgow and beyond. You can preview his track “North Side Gal” below and check out the mixtape after the jump.
MP3: JD McPherson- North Side Gal (buy)