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Sep
0

EVEN THE ANIMALS START THE SPARK IN A BONFIRE

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The first time I heard “Fire to Metal” by Even the Animals I instantly fell in love! Mixing gritty indie rock with foot-stompin’ country jangle it will immediately lift your mood. How can you not love a tambourine paired with kick drum and hand claps?!

The band’s name comes from a lyric in its song, “Love and loss”: “Well, you loved me cause I was no good, you loved me because I was a faker. When you came home even the animals knew what they were in for.”

Their songs in soft focus and close to the microphone are comfortably broken and beautifully wounded. The music is lyrically driven with shared harmonies that create a bittersweet atmosphere. Listen below and make sure to  catch them on the road!

Get “Fire to Metal” on  Amazon, and BUTR Store.
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Sep
0

LUCETTE DROPS A SULTRY DEBUT ALBUM

Edmonton-based artist Lucette just dropped her debut album, Black is the Colorproduced by Dave Cobb. It’s worth mentioning Cobb becuase he’s one of the hottest producers in Americana today having produced albums for Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, and one of my favorite albums last year Jason Isbell’s Southeastern. Cobb also has a future project with one of the best country singer-songwriters in the biz Chris Stapleton.

So when Cobb decides to producer a newcomer out of Canada you know this lady has got something special! Lucette wrote and recorded her self-titled album in under a month. Her first single “Bobby Reid” showcases melancholic, sultry vocals with a vintage sound that takes you back to the 70s. Another favorite cut of mine is “Poor Sweet Me” featuring gorgeous intertwining male/female harmonies. Overall this album feels decades old but sounds fresh! It’s a must listen.

Watch “Bobby Reid” below featuring Americana stars Sturgill Simpson & JD Wilkes:

Lucette will be touring select dates in the U.S. with David Ramirez and Mason JenningsTickets are available now at www.lucettemusic.com.

Lucette Tour Dates:
9/12/14 & 9/13/14 – Salt Lake City, UT at The State Room *
9/17/14 – Decatur, GA at Eddie’s Attic **
9/18/14 – Birmingham, AL at Sound & Page **
9/20/14 – Nashville, TN at The BLDNG
9/27/14 – Nashville, TN at Exit/In (w/ Nikki Lane & Jim Lauderdale)
10/3/14 – Red Wing, MN at Sheldon Theatre *
10/4/14 – Grand Rapids, MN at Reif Center *
10/9/14 – Stoughton, WI at Stoughton Opera *
10/10/14 – Chicago, IL at City Winery *
10/11/14 – Mason City, IA at Northern Iowa Community College*
* w/ Mason Jennings
** w/ David Ramirez

Get “Bobby Reid” on  Amazon, and BUTR Store.
Stream “Bobby Reid” on BUTR Vol. 11 on SpotifyRdio, and Beats.

Aug
2

BUTR VOL. 11: SONGS U SHOULD KNOW (PODCAST #68)

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BUTR Vol. 11: Songs U Should Know
1. Battleme – Bad Love
2. New Victorians – Ghosts in Machines
3. Graffiti6 – The Bridge
4. Tristen – Forgiveness
5. Rathborne – Last Forgiven
6. Even the Animals – Fire to Metal
7. Emma Longard – Calling Angels
8. Toddzero – Anybody Up There?
9. Marc Scibilia – Shining Like America
10. Lucette – Bobby Reid
11. Jon Bryant – Hard Hard Heart (feat. Jenn Grant)
12.Tyler Stenson – Big Hearts (Remix)
13. Lonesound – Don’t Hold Me Back
14. Paper Lions – Philadephia
15. Battleme – Pocket Full of Flies (New Version)

Jun
0

REMEMBER “I AM THE SUMMERTIME” FROM AMERICAN PIE?

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I first fell in love with “I Am the Summertime” when I heard it in the American Pie film back in 1999! For years I couldn’t find it at digital retail under the artist name, Bachelor Number One. Upon doing some research I discovered Bachelor Number One was really one guy, Scot Sax who now lives in my city Nashville, TN. Yes it’s a small world.

Philadelphia pop artist Scot Sax knows his way around a pop song. He cut his teeth in the music industry as both a solo act and member of Wanderlust and Feel. A brilliant songwriter, Sax has composed many songs, most recognizably the Grammy-winning Tim McGraw and Faith Hill duet ‘Like We Never Loved At All.’  He’s also netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”

Listen to the catchy summertime hit below that is timeless IMHO. Get the single on BUTR Vol. 10: Summer Lovin’ or download via Vuze.

Jun
1

BUTR VOL. 10: SUMMER LOVIN’ (PODCAST #67)

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BUTR Vol. 10: Summer Lovin’
1. Scot Sax – I Am The Summertime (American Pie Soundtrack)
2. Cisco Adler – Boom Boom Boom (feat. Don Carlos & G-Eazy)
3. Gyptian – Wine Slow
4. Triggerfinger – I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li Cover)
5. Rob Lutes – Floating
6. The Massacoustics – One Drink At a Time
7. Graffiti6 – U Got the Sunshine
8. A B & The Sea – California Feeling
9. Husky Rescue – Summertime Cowboy
10. Julie Roberts – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding Cover)